Bad Muenster am Stein/Ebernburg will hold its 30th Medieval Market with jousting tournaments today through Sunday. The market, with more than 110 stands, will be located in the old part of Ebernburg, below Ebernburg Castle. The knights tournament will take place near the banks of Nahe River, in front of Rotenfels, a huge red sandstone rock.
Today, the event will open at 6 p.m. on the market stage below Ebernburg Castle. More than 200 participants, including musicians, jugglers, vendors, craftsmen and knights, will enter the area. The medieval music group Ranunculus will start playing at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, the official opening of the historical market with proclamation of market regulations will be at 11 a.m. A fest parade with all participants will lead from Marktplatz to the Nahe River banks at 2:30 p.m., where the first jousting tournament with a stunt group and seven stunt horses will begin at 3 p.m.
Novelties this year will be the falconer shows with eight birds of prey and executions with a water guillotine taking place three times Saturday and Sunday.
A medieval camp set up next to the Nahe River banks will show off the life of the Middle Ages. Craftsmen such as barber surgeons, coiners, bookbinders, goldsmiths, basket makers, shoemakers and glass blowers will demonstrate former skills. Children can listen to fairytales and watch mouse roulette.
A fire show with jugglers will close out Saturday activities at 10 p.m.
Sunday, the big close out with all participants will be at 8 p.m. on the market stage.
Tickets for the medieval market cost €7 for adults and €4 for children. Visitors dressed in medieval costumes pay €5. The daily family ticket is €13. Jousting tournament tickets are €10 for adults and €5 for children. Combined tickets for the market and tournament are €13 for adults and €25 for families.
For additional information, visit www.bad-muenster-am-stein.de.