Medieval fest takes visitors back to former times

***image1***Lemberg Castle near Pirmasens takes visitors back into the middle ages with a medieval spectacle Saturday through Monday.

The historical fest includes a medieval market, musical performances, show fights, artistic demonstrations and children’s activities.

Craftsmen and vendor stands lure visitors with wood carvings, smith items, historical costumes, leather goods, flower bouquets, jewelry and herbs.

The group Adivarius from Berlin plays medieval music in original costumes. Magician Alexander shows off his skills, and a witch called Petronella plays tricks on people. Jeremias, a juggler, shows off his artistic skills with knives and clubs, and an artistic duo presents a trapeze performance.

Twice a day, knights from the group “Wilder Haufen” demonstrate their fighting skills in show fights.

Children can feel like Robin Hood and try out archery and other former martial arts. They also can participate in a games course with six stations.

In the big tavern, drinks from medieval times such as mead, liquors and fruit juices are served.Hungry visitors can choose from meat, pasta and cheese specialties, garlic bread, crepes and waffles.

The event opens at 11 a.m. daily. Saturday and Sunday, activities end at midnight and Monday they continue until 8 p.m. Sunday, after darkness, a fireworks display is lit.

Admission is €4 for adults and €2 for children up to 14. Children shorter than a sword (1.20 meter = 3.93 feet) are admitted free. Family tickets are available for €10, no matter how many children there are.

Lemberg Castle is located in Lemberg, southeast of Pirmasens. For details, visit