Medieval market takes visitors back to Middle Ages

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Bad Münster am Stein/Ebernburg will hold its 26th Medieval Market with jousting tournaments today through Sunday. In the center of town, a craftsmen market with more than 100 stands will be set up.

The event will officially open at 5 p.m. today in the yard of Ebernburg Castle, and the market with vendors and craftsmen will start at 6 p.m. Jugglers, dancers and musicians will entertain those in attendance. A torch parade will go through town at 9 p.m. The medieval rock band Zwielicht will perform classic, rock and folk music at 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, the official opening of the historical market with proclamation of market regulations will be at 10 a.m. to be followed by a fest parade through the center of town.

A medieval camp set up next to the Nahe River banks will show off the life of the Middle Ages. Visitors can test their skills in archery and axe throwing.
The stunt group Die Ritter will present a big jousting tournament with knights and horses at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A medieval juggler spectacle will entertain the audience with a fire show, magicians’ presentations, juggling and artistic performances at
9 p.m. Saturday.

On Sunday, activities will begin at 11 a.m. The big close out with more than 200 participants will be at 8 p.m. on the market stage. Market times are 5 p.m. to midnight today, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for the medieval market cost €7 for adults and €2 for children. Visitors dressed in medieval costumes pay €4. The daily family ticket is €10. Jousting tournament tickets are €10 for adults and €3 for children. Combined tickets (market and tournament) are €12 for adults and €20 for families.

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