Visitors of Lichtenberg Castle near Kusel will learn everything about herbs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Under the motto “Herbal secrets at Lichtenberg Castle,” the castle will offer guided tours of the medieval herbal garden, herbal hikes, and lectures and presentations.
Numerous vendors will present a wide range of merchandise having to do with herbs such as books, schnaps and liquor, teas, spices, oil, vinegar, mustard and marmalade.
Shoppers will also have a choice of herbal pillows, wreaths, ceramic items, brooms, home-made goat cheese and more.
Cooks of the Culinary County Road will show off their cooking skills and create fine menus using herbs. Together with the Kusel Butchers’ Guild, they will offer delicacies including bratwurst and musician’s land steaks. Cakes and coffee will be served as well.
Guided tours through the medieval herb garden will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Those who are interested in experiencing wild herbs can participate in a hike around the castle at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The band Die 3 aus Kusel will entertain the audience from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
While exploring herbal secrets at the market, organizers suggest visitors also visit the two museums located in the castle area: the Musicians County Museum and Geoskop, the primeval world museum. Admission fee is 50 euro cents for adults; children are admitted free.