Hotel Worth bei Landshut
Luitpoldpark 1, Niederaichbach, Landshut, Bavaria, 84109, Germany
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St. Jodok church on Fraying Square
Basilika St. Jodok - the main altar
Narrentreppe - (stairs of fools)
Travel Tips for Landshut
behind the fence of 1475
On this picture you may see the small wooden fence that was built simply in order to devide the scenery into one side for the participants of " Landshuter Hochzeit " in their traditional costumes of 1475 and the audience at the other side of the fence. In the real wedding of 1475 there were all of a sudden hundreds of " Reisige " ( the old german expression for travellers ) who had to live in such a camp in Landshut at the end of their journey, that took them within 2 months from Poland to Landshut.
Lagerleben - life in the wedding-camps
Lagerleben is in my opinion one of the best performances that you may attend during Landshuter Hochzeit:
It shows the life in the camps of the ordinary people and lower noble people, who came from Poland and all parts of Bavaria in order to attend the wedding. You enter a wide field, called "Lager & Zeltplatz" (camp) any may walk around in an area with plenty of beergardens and food-stands and there is a fence, behind which you may see the participants of Landshuter Hochzeit. It is a bit like in the Zoo, but you watch the people of 1475 in their costumes, cooking, eating, walking around, chatting with the people at the other side of the fence.
Behind the fence, only the participants are allowed, and they have to leave their cellphones, watches and other modern stuff at home. Only cameras are allowed for the TV-people and the press, BUT they have to wear the right costumes as well !!
Lagerleben is every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the afternoon
entrance-fee is 2 Euros or 10 Euros for 10 entries
Halle der Illusionen - hall of illusions
Halle der Illusionen (hall of illusions) is another highlight, when you take the tour through castle high above the city of Landshut. This wall is completely flat, but by the way it is painted with fine fresos you get the feeling to see 3 dimensional decorations, paintings, doors etc.
You have to approach quite close in order to be sure, all of these things are simply painted there.
I may imagine that this effect was a even a lot better back in 1600 A.D., when the colors were still bright and fresh.
An afternoon in Landshut
"Pleasant old town"
We visited Landshut on a Saturday afternoon. The weather was perfect and they were having a Bavarian band contest! (Just for us? )
If you ever get to Munich and have a day to spare, I highly recommend that you go to Landshut for a visit. You will not regret the investment of time. It is only 45 minutes from Munich by train, but years different in atmosphere!
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