Medieval fest takes place at Falkenstein Castle

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The ruins of Falkenstein Castle are the stage for a medieval fest Saturday and Sunday. — Courtesy photos
Jugglers entertain the audience during the medieval fest Saturday and Sunday at Falkenstein Castle.
During the medieval fest on Falkenstein Castle, children can have fun with a dragon. The fest is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday.

Falkenstein Castle with its frontal wall and open-air stage will provide the right setting for a medieval fest Saturday and Sunday. The castle located high above Falkenstein village is considered as one of the most impressive castle ruins in the northern Palatinate region.

The Middle Ages will be revived with a knights camp, a medieval market with vendors, craftsmen, jugglers and musicians as well as children’s activities.

Craftsmen such as blacksmiths, turners, potters, glass blowers, stonemasons, painters will demonstrate their craftsmanship arts. Vendors will sell merchandise from the Middle Ages such as clothes, leather items, weapons, jewelry, arts, spices and herbs.

Musicians will play on historical instruments and dance groups will present medieval dances. Jugglers will entertain the audience with their acrobatic skills and a fire show.

Knights will demonstrate the fights of the 14th to 17th centuries at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Children can listen to fairy tales, take a ride on a wooden merry-go-round, make wooden swords and participate in skill games. They can fight against a dragon and try out archery.

Eating and drinking specialties will be available.

Admission fee is €6 for adults and €2 for children. Visitors in medieval costumes and students pay a reduced price of €4. Children shorter than a sword are admitted free. The two-day ticket is €10.

A shuttle bus will take passengers through Falkenstein valley coming from direction Winnweiler and Imsbach. Parking spots can be found on the meadows of Wambacher Hof.

The medieval fest will be open 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Falkenstein Castle is north of Imsbach. Travel on B40, pass Sembach and Winnweiler, exit when reading the sign leading the way to Falkenstein.

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