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When visiting a medieval or Renaissance festival most people choose to wear period clothing saved for special occasions such as this, but its not necessary to do so. Just go along to see all the interesting happenings taking place.
Upcoming Mitteralter Events in Germany
In Munich, DE on 7-23 July 2006
A huge jousting tournament at Kaltenburg Castle with many events through the days and nights of July. The direct website is magnificent http://www.ritterturnier.de/
A website with festival listings around the world, from Alabama in the USA to Brisbane in Australia, and the heart of Middle Age/Renaissance festivals, Europe itself!
The Kantorhaus (cantor's house) is a very pretty example of ancient Brandenburg timber-frame buildings. It was built in 1582.
On the frame-bar over the groundfloor windows you can see one of the rare inscriptions naming the houses owner.
Today it houses the local music school.
"Local Park in Bernau"
I found the town of Bernau by accident. I was looking for a location out of town when I went to the local tourist information office for information and was given a leaflet on the town and came back for a return visit.
Bernau bei Berlin
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"More about Bernau on the web..."
Bernau Bei Berlin
""A Day At the Fair...""
Bernau is a small, lovely town in Land Brandenburg, considered by some as a suburb of Berlin, but by others as a village in itself. And one can certainly look up more direct information at its very nice website here, The City of Bernau.
"Bernauer Hussitenfestspiele 9-11 2006"
A pleasant train ride, not too far from the center of Berlin. The weather was extremely pleasant for this special outing: a medieval festival, a Hussitenfestspiele complete with mock battles, men in full armour, ladies arrayed in long-skirted and tapestried finery. The festival began with a parade of the minstrels, warriors, troubadors, mock "royalty" with all their lords and ladies-in-waiting marching down a central street as locals leaned out of windows to watch the proceedings.
Business still went along as usual, but everyone knew this day was one to take some moments to marvel at the dedication of those whose hobby and, in some cases, lifestyle to dress and live as ones did hundreds of years ago. And so the "opening ceremonies" involved town leaders to come out, the uniformed guardsmen and women in their blue jackets with red trimmings, their helmets with the spike on top, and their guns.
My friend eagerly marched also with longbow on his back, I carried his cloak. I never thought to be part of such a procession, though I have taken part in very many pow-wows, or Native American celebration/gatherings, and though I also have a great interest in armour, swords, medieval history and military tactics because of the type of books I write, I have to learn such things. We had an absolutely beautiful day in this little burg!
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