When you visit Bockenem,please go to Störy(a little village 4 km away from here) and visit the Museum for Small cars!! You find there cars like the Goggo,BMW Isetta,Messerschmidt-Kabinenroller,a lot of old motorcycles and bikes....
It's the WORLD LARGEST MUSEUM WITH STUFF LIKE THAT!! Very Nice and Interesting!!!
This picture shows an old English Mini car,I think it's called Peel 50.
For more please visit my Störy Page!
You also can find some new cars at the festival. a local Car Dealer makes a little presentation.
The Mini Car Museum from Störy, also brings some cars to visit.
If you want more about these small cars and the World largest museum of small cars, please take a look at my seperat Störy Page.
The Last weekend in June our Town celebrated a Medieval Festival on the occasion of the first registration in a Town document 850 Years ago.
It started on Friday with a concert from Local Bands, followed with a wonderful presentation from Bands of our twin Towns, Thornbury/England and Zawadzkie /Poland.
I loved the Thornbury Castle Highschool Steelband!!! Just Brilliant.
At the Saturday the Medieval Party starts. On Sunday we had a parade of nearly 50 Clubs across the Town.
the parade ended at the market place. I`ve never seen so many people here.:-))
The Medieval Party ended in the evening.
And it was just a wonderful weekend!!!
Lets start with some Pictures from the festival.
This picture shows the wonderful Castle Highschool Steelband.
When you are here in Bockenem,and you are interested in BELLS,CLOCKS and CHIMES for steeples,please visit the local Museum!!!
Many years ago a factory was here in Bockenem,called:TURMUHRENFABRIK WEULE!!
They built these things that you can see at the local museum!Really interesting!!
I found an old Photo from the railway-station here in Bockenem,and you can see a spezial CHIMES who was built for the Tower of the Town Hall in BUENOS AIRES!!!You find many of these Chimes,bells and clocks all over the World!!Z.B.in Helsinki,Philadelphia and all over Germany,too!!
Here you can by not only wooden things. He also offers some other things.Handmade and really great.The price was not to high.
If you want something to eat, you will find a lot of stores with it at the Festival.
Here you can buy a little soup with sausages.
If you like...
These session is over and the soldiers are ready to go back to there camp. They must eat and drink a little bit, I think.
Every two hours the soldiers leave her camp, walk a little bit around town and started to shoot a little bit with the old muskets and sometimes with the canon.
It`s interesting, but also very loud.
And Yes, we cant miss these kinds of stalls.
If you want something for Lunch you can find it here,too.
Some of the stalls. This picture shows a old machine of the local goldsmith. They built a special Form and print some medals for the festieval.
Here you can put water in the tube, than you must run too the other side and catch the water.
It`s not so easy, but it brings a lot of fun.
Some of the stalls offered games for kids. Here you can hit peas. The girl put it into the tube, and when it arrived at the end you can hit the pear, if you can manage it....
It was really funny.
On saturday the Festival starts. In the morning they built up the tents and all of the other stands.
Many many people spend some hours at the marked place to listen these great performance of the three bands.
This picture shows the Band from our Twin Town Zawadzkie/Poland.
they also make a great performance.