Medieval Festival in a real Medieval Village

As a frequent attendee of Renaissance Faires, Celtic Flings and Scottish Highland Games in the States, I was elated to find that a variation of these events occur in Germany. Of course they typically happen in actual Castles or Medieval Villages, which ups the ante quite a bit in my book.

The Richard the Lionhearted Festival in Annweiler am Trifels commemorates the English king, Richard the Lionheart, being taken prisoner at Trifels Castle in Annweiler from 1193 to 1194. German Emperor Heinrich VI captured him on his way back from the Holy Land. Richard was obliged to stay in prison until the English paid an incredibly high ransom.

There was a medieval marketplace, sword fighting, falconry, fantastic food all with this beautiful medieval village as the backdrop.

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Dress ~ eShakti
Purse ~ Modcloth
Shoes ~ Softspots
Lips ~ La Vie en Rouge lipstick with Ruby Woo lipliner, both from MAC Cosmetics

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Don’t you just love the embroidery on this dress???

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A beautiful model of the Castle Trifels.

A beautiful model of the Castle Trifels.

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Castle Trifels looking down upon the village

Castle Trifels looking down upon the village

This little lady is used to prop open the shutters. Isn't she adorable?

This little lady is used to prop open the shutters. Isn’t she adorable?

Fried apple slices with sugar sprinkled over them. Decadent and delicious!

Fried apple slices with sugar sprinkled over them. Decadent and delicious!

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Can you spot the little duck??

Can you spot the little duck??

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4 thoughts on “Medieval Festival in a real Medieval Village

  1. elenawilliams@centurytel.net says:

    Thanks Christine, a lovely way to spend my morning walking through the village with you. Love, Elena

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