Medieval summer market takes place at Lichtenberg Castle

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Knights will welcome the visitors of the medieval summer market at Lichtenberg Castle Saturday and Sunday. — Courtesy photos


Lichtenberg Castle will be the stage for a summer medieval market Saturday and Sunday.


The 10th annual medieval summer spectacle will take place Saturday and Sunday on Lichtenberg Castle near Kusel.

Visitors can enjoy a historical atmosphere with many attractions. Vendors and actors in medieval costumes will present how life was in former times. The wooden stands and tents will be set up like in the Middle Ages.

The medieval market will be open from noon until 11 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

In camps, which are set up near the 800-year old castle, knights will demonstrate show fights. Vendors will sell merchandise such as clothes, jewelry, swords, horns, soap and felt items, and former craftsmen such as a blacksmith, shoemaker and a broom maker will show off their skills.

Jugglers and fire-eaters will entertain visitors and music groups will perform medieval music on unique instruments. Visitors can test archery and crossbow shooting.

Children can have their faces painted and take rides in a hand-driven merry-go-round.

Food stands will serve medieval dishes made from regional products. Fast food will not be included.

Admission fee is €5 for adults and €3 for adults in medieval costumes. Parking fee is €1. Sufficient parking is available. Dogs on leashes are authorized.

Lichtenberg Castle is one of the most impressive castle complexes. With a length of 423 meters it is one of the biggest castles in Germany. It was built in the 12th century and the basics are well preserved.

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