Park in Freisen turns into stage for medieval market

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Courtesy photo Participants walk in a parade onto the market grounds at 2 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday in the Freisen Natur Wild Park.
Courtesy photo
Participants walk in a parade onto the market grounds at 2 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday in the Freisen Natur Wild Park.

The Natur Wild Park Freisen will hold its 14th Medieval Market Saturday and Sunday. On a meadow area of about 60,000 square meters, about 400 tents will be put up to house approximately 2,000 actors.

There will be more than 110 groups including Vikings, Celts and Normans demonstrating life in the Middle Ages.

More than 100 vendors and craftsmen’s stands can be found in the main market area, where visitors can watch how things were made in former times.


Visitors can taste medieval food such as ox on the roast, flat cakes, potato pancakes, bread dumplings and crepes. Drinking specialties include mead, Beduin coffee, wines, whiskey, teas and juices.

Knights will show off their horses and demonstrate fights.

The stage program will feature musicians with medieval instruments, dancers and jugglers.

Courtesy photo Camps are set up in the Freisen Natur Wild Park to let the Middle Ages revive Saturday and Sunday.
Courtesy photo
Camps are set up in the Freisen Natur Wild Park to let the Middle Ages revive Saturday and Sunday.

A fire show is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

The medieval market will be open from 10 a.m. until midnight Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Admission fee for the medieval market is €10 for adults, and €6 for children 14 years and older and visitors in medieval costumes. A combination ticket to grant access to the medieval market and the nature wild park is €15 for adults and €10 for children and visitors in medieval costumes. Children shorter than a sword (1.20 meters) are admitted for free. The tickets are valid for both days.

Freisen is on autobahn A62, northwest of Glan-Münchweiler. For details, visit www.mittelaltermarkt-freisen.de or
www.naturwildpark-freisen.de.