by Jutta Lausberg-Saam
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Trier, the oldest city in Germany, will hold its 6th annual medieval market July 27 to 28. The event will take place in the historical garden around the electoral palace. Trier was founded more than 2,000 years ago. In 1986, Trier became a UNESCO world heritage site with Roman architectural monuments.
During the two-day event attractions include craftsmen, traders, jugglers, combat demonstrations, falconer, and a Knight camp.
In taverns visitors will be spoiled with special beers and wines as well as medieval specialties.
The event will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Bohemian Bards will perform at noon on both days, followed by Kalibo, the magician. Also on both days at 1 p.m., a weapons display will attract visitors. A parade to the event area is scheduled for
2 p.m. The official opening will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. For attendees interested in falconry, a show will be presented at noon,
1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Throughout the day, juggler and fire-eater Micha Mangiafuoco will present his skills. Children get to enjoy rides in a wooden Ferris wheel, participate in medieval games such as axe throwing, egg snapping or mouse roulette.
At 6 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, a sword fight will be demonstrated.
A fire show at 10 p.m. will close out Saturday’s activities.
Tickets cost €8 for adults, €6 for young adults up to 16 years of age, students, senior citizens and visitors attending in a medieval costume. Children up to 120 centimeters are permitted free of charge.
Trier and its more than 110,000 citizens can be found approximately 100 kilometers northwest of Ramstein in the Mosel region.
For more information visit: www.mittelaltertage.com