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July 2010

It's Great to be back in Germany!!! Burg Rabenstien

31 July 2010

sunny 85 °F

Burg Rabenstein castle

Burg Rabenstein castle


I have been back in Germany for a couple of days now and I can't explain how great it feels! We are still doing 1/2 days of reintegration even though it is the weekend. Since I had to go to work this morning we did a day trip to Burg Rabenstein about 1.5 hours away. They were having a medieval festival this weekend and they have a falconry.
necklaces

necklaces


The Medieval Festival was pretty neat with giant beers and lots of food. People were dressed up in the clothes of the time and some appeared to be leaving in tents for the weekend like they would have in the medieval ages.
The shops

The shops


There were lots of artisans selling food, jewelry and of course swords and armor.
sign at medieval festival

sign at medieval festival


Somebody even had a stall to buy absinth....at discount!
boys in battle

boys in battle


Kids were running rampant with their swords, shields and armor. Brothers were attacking each other with a vengance.
The Band

The Band


A band played suprisingly good music for the drinkers in the crowd. They were singing in germany but seemed to be really passionate about whatever they were saying.

Burg Rabenstein also had a castle and a falconry. They hold a flight demonstration at 1500 daily. The speaking is in German but the huge birds fly right over the heads of the crowd. Unfortunately no photography is allowed :(

Posted by ErinDriver 12:10 Archived in Germany Tagged educational Comments (0)

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