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We lived very close to Landshut and took advantage of this for several visits. We even went for shopping there.
Don't ask me why we missed the main event called the "Landshuter Hochzeit" or the "Royal Wedding" of Landshut. Probably we tried to do too many things at the same time or we had other priorities, like work. But today I am convinced, it was not performed during our stay in Germany. The spectacle takes place every four years.
The next will be in 2013.
The "Royal Wedding" of Landshut is considered to be one of the largest historic festivals in Europe. It goes on for about three weeks.
The event goes back to the year 1475 when Duke George the Rich married Hedwig the daughter of a Polish king in Landshut. I read in Wikipedia that then thousands of people participated at this time in the celebration and consumed an enormous amount of food. It would be interesting to compare the historical figures with those of toady.
For more detailed information please use the Internet.
All used pictures are not ours.
The bride in her "coach"
Streets are closed for
Beautiful flags are an essential part
Life entertainment in medieval style
too bad that we missed all that - we would have had lots of fun and medieval food!
How can he kiss her? Or is he just a body guard?
The parade - many thanks to "Alexander Z" and Wikipedia
Medieval times are brought back not only by the costumes but also by music which is performed by various artist. Don't worry if you don't understand the songs, neither do I. Many of them are in old German.
I believe videos are the best way to add some flavor to a web site. For that reason I have provided a few links to give you an impression of what we missed. Not only from the parade but also from many other performances related to the medieval time.
Landshut - many thanks to "Donaulustig" and Wikipedia
I do not know which sport the young men in above picture are practising. But I can tell you that it shows also some landmarks of Landshut - the "Martinskirche" (Basilica St. Martin), the "Burg Trausnitz" (Trausnitz castle)and a bridge over the river Isar.
The pedestrian zone in downtown - many thanks to "User:2000" and Wikipedia
Landshut has a population of over 62,000 and is a rich town. That means you will not only find medieval buildings nut also lots of culture, accommodations, restaurants and things to do besides sightseeing.
Just visit the tourist office or address your requests by E-Mail.
The basilica St. Martin - many thanks to "Tobi Bauer" and Wikipedia
"Burg Trausnitz" - many thanks to "Bertl 85" and Wikipedia
Visit the castle "Trausnitz". There is something going on there most of the time. Please be aware that this is not the only castle with this name.
Watch the video "Landshuter Hochzeit 2009 - Back to Medieval Age":
Watch the video "Landshuter Hochzeit Altstadttreff 2009 ":
Watch the video "Rosenweiss - Landshuter Hochzeit Festival - Fanfarengruppe ":
Watch the video "Landshuter Hochzeit 2005 ":
Watch the video "Landshuter Hochzeit "Spiele am nächtlichen Lager"":
Many thanks for pictures to the Tourist
Board of Bavaria and involved communities
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