The beauty and the beast
Watch out for the young ladies at the "Lagerleben" and when you are lucky you may see the young ladies of maybe 10 years carrying around their own falcon like in the good old medieval times.These birds will almost not move at all and the young ladies will love to pose proudly for a picture. "Lagerleben " (the life in the camp) is in my opinion the very best part of activity during the festival on "Landshuter Hochzeit von 1475" as it offers plenty of great views behind the fence, that marks the line between our time and the year 1475. You pay 2 Euros for the entrance and may stay in the camp untill late at night every friday, saturday and sunday.
6000 participants in traditional costumes
Landshuter Hochzeit is the biggest event of this kind in Europe and it started in 1902 with only 50 participants. Today 6000 participants in traditional costumes may be seen during the 2 weeks of the performances and already the children may participate and when they grow up they will step into characters of elder persons step by step. The very top of such a LaHo-carreer is certainly to become the actor of the royal bride or groom, it is a special honor and you will get your place in the local history.
The bride of 2005 is now 18 years old, like the original bride and she started already in the age of 2 years to participate in LaHo, she had been twice in the children-group and once as one of the noble young girls, accompanying the princess. Different to the original bride Hedwig in 1475, the bride and groom have to be born in Landshut. The actors of today have to be in the right age of 18 years for the bride and 20 years for the groom and a cometee will choose umong them.
Georgskapelle - the chapel of Burg Trausnitz
Goergskapelle is the name of the chapel of Burg Trausnitz and it looks really great with its quite unique construction of 2 levels. On top you have another small altar and the giant cross and on this level there is also an extra room of the prince, while the other people attended the church-service from the lower level that looks a lot more like an ordinary church.
There are more pics of the chapel in my travelogue !!
Landshut (Austro-Bavarian: Landshuad) is a city in Bavaria in the south-east of Germany, belonging to both Eastern and Southern Bavaria. Situated on the banks of the River Isar, Landshut acts is the capital of Lower Bavaria, one of the seven administrative regions of the Free State of Bavaria. It is also the seat of the surrounding district. With a population of over 60,000 inhabitants, Landshut is the largest city in Lower Bavaria, followed by Passau and Straubing, as well as Eastern Bavaria's second biggest city after Regensburg.
Owing to its characteristic coat of arms, the city is also often called "Three Helmets City" (German: Dreihelmenstadt).