Just 55 kilometers West of Munich, the world’s largest knights’ tournament conveys the impression of having been beamed back to the Middle Ages.
Coarse noises resound out of the tavern, a motley dressed juggler demands applause, Thalers change hands, and directly beside the camps of Barbarians, Celts and other folks, a sword fight breaks out between squires.
Knights engage combat, complete with lances and armors, swords and steeds. Fanfares, craftsmen, minstrels, quacks, fools – nobody is missing.
Since 1979, this initiative of Prince Luitpold of Bavaria – who was fulfilling a childhood dream – has tens of thousands of visitors diving into a magic world, manned by international artists.
Living workshops present medieval craftsmanship, and hustle and bustle reigns on the medieval markets and all over the 13th century castle’s grounds.
A 2014 article by The Guardian