Whipcracking is a Bavarian tradition that goes back to coachmen who used to announce their arrival in a village with their whip.
A strong hailstorm with golf ball-sized stones hit parts of Bavaria on Monday evening.
A person is dead and another is missing after an avalanche in Bavaria, southern Germany.
Bavarian police have fined 10 families for trying to take their kids on holiday during the school term.
Critics say the new law is unnecessary and will lead to infringements of civil rights