The Germans made a 6-kilometer-long picnic on the autobahn. The biggest picnic in the world was built on a 60-kilometer stretch of German Autobahn, reports the Associated Press. About three million people filled one of the highways in the Ruhr area of Germany to take part in the grand mass celebrations.
The holiday was organized in honor of the fact that the EU Council announced a European Capital of Culture in 2010 that region.
Local authorities have blocked vehicular traffic on the A40 highway between the cities of Duisburg and Dortmund. On one side of the highway have been exposed to almost 20 thousand banquet tables, the other band was given to pedestrians and cyclists.
The event was called "Still Life". The participants showed a so-called "everyday culture" - staged theatrical and dance performances, playing chess, celebrated birthdays.
The title of European Capital of Culture gives the city a year. For the first time in the history of the EU it so happened that it was given to the whole region.