26.07.2013 | by | Photography, Events, Gothic | Comments (3)

Medieval flood of pictures

All photos I have taken on the Medieval Phantasy Spectaculum (MPS) in Hohenwestedt (middle of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany). This wandering across Germany medieval festival is every year in the same city. I've been going since I'm 16 annually on this feast. The atmosphere, the people and the music is simply unique.

On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | F/4 1/180 Sek. ISO-200 50mm | 05/2013

The Medieval Phantasy Spectaculum, short MPS, is a migratory medieval market in Germany, which is officially referred to as the Middle Ages Culture Festival. Since 1993, every year more than 1000 performers take part in various locations in Germany.

Wikipedia - Medieval Phantasy Spectaculum

Here you can get information about the dates 2013, when the MPS where took place.

Dates of the MPS 2013

06. April Dortmund (Westfalenhalle - Anniversary party 20 years MPS)
20. + 21. April 79713 Bad Säckingen (Castle Park)
27. April - 01. May 47652 Weeze (Festival grounds at the airport)
04. + 05. May spielfrei
09. - 12. May 26180 Rastede near Oldenburg (Castle Park)
18. - 20. May 24594 Hohenwestedt near Neumünster (Park Wilhelmshöhe)
25. + 26. May 41849 Wassenberg (Castle Wassenberg)
01. + 02. June 79576 Weil at Rhein (Drei Länder Garten)
15. + 16. June 44147 Dortmund - City Nord (Amusement Park Fredenbaum)
22. + 23. June spielfrei
29. + 30. June spielfrei
06. + 07. July spielfrei
13. + 14. July 31675 Bückeburg near Minden (Castle Park)
20. + 21. July 31675 Bückeburg near Minden (Castle Park)
27. + 28. July 76131 Karlsruhe (Castle Garden)
03. + 04. August 50769 Köln-Fühlingen (at Fühlinger Sea)
08. - 11. August 01067 Dresden (Festival meadows of the fair Dresden [OSTRAGEHEGE])
17. + 18. August 48291 Telgte (Planwiese)
24. + 25. August 67346 Speyer (Unterer Domgarten)
31. August + 01. Septembre 22113 Hamburg-Öjendorf (Öjendorfer Volkspark)
07. + 08. Septembre 31655 Remeringhausen/Stadthagen (Rittergut Remeringhausen)
14. + 15. Septembre 46325 Borken (Amusement Park Pröbsting)
21. + 22. Septembre 83104 Castle Maxlrain (Tuntenhausen near Bad Aibling)
28. + 29. Septembre expected free of play
03. - 06. Octobre Festival grounds at the airport "Hungriger Wolf", Hohenlockstedt

More information you can get on the website: www.spectaculum.de

I like clothes, I like the showman, costumes and ideas, but I want to be honest and I do not want to live in this time. In this annual spectacle, visitors can stay almost in another world. The organizer even says that no authentic environment should be created, but a "fantastic experience".

We tell people not learn about authentic events and of authentic equipment, clothes and weapons, that's all just silly drivel and utter nonsense of these so-called "A popes". Such a Medieval Banquet today we can not authentically perform, because so much garbage and filth and so many victims of the plague can not zoom provide you to offer reasonably authentic Medieval conditions.
And who would want to have? - No one!

www.spectaculum.de/ueber/logos - Medieval Phantasy Spectaculum

Especially the park of Hohenwestedt in which takes place the MPS annually, provides a harmonious atmosphere, especially in the evening/night campfire with all the torches on the sidewalks. The fire spectacle for evening hour is every time always a special highlight, even if I already know the shows. But every time it is yet again amazing what the artists do.

The fire show on the MPS Hohenwestedt | F/4.8 1/150 Sek. ISO-800 50mm | 05/2013

Then there are all the stands where you can buy not common, beautiful clothing and accessories. Most of the things you get while on the internet much cheaper, but just a little stroll is really fun there. The food and drinks are partially truly original and everything tasted me (so far) always very good. Although you must consider if you eat your lunch at home because of the price.

On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | F/3.5 1/125 Sek. ISO-100 50mm | 05/2013

The artists and musicians at concerts are always my highlight for me each year. Especially the band Saltatio Mortis, who have now developed a high reputation, still play, despite their great success at the place where they have virtually started again. And that is super sympathetic to this band.

Concert: Saltatio Mortis on the MPS Hohenwestedt | F/2.8 1/128 Sek. ISO-100 50mm | 05/2013

Now I would like to present you my colorful mix of medieval images. They have been taken on different days in different years, mostly from the years 2012 and 2013. In part, I used my DSLR, partly my compact camera, but you will certainly recognize this, I think.

The medieval market

On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
On the Medieval Market of the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012

Concerts of Saltatio Mortis

Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
Concert: Saltatio Mortis at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012

Concerts of Undschuldig

Concert: Undschuldig at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Undschuldig at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Undschuldig at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Undschuldig at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Undschuldig at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Undschuldig at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013

Concerts of Versengold

Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012
Concert: Versengold at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2012

The fire spectacle

The fire spectacle at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
The fire spectacle at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
The fire spectacle at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
The fire spectacle at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
The fire spectacle at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
The fire spectacle at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
The fire spectacle at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
The fire spectacle at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
The fire spectacle at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
The fire spectacle at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
The fire spectacle at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
The fire spectacle at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013
The fire spectacle at the MPS Hohenwestedt | 05/2013

Many thanks to the organizers, the showman, the visitors and the bands Saltatio Mortis , Undschuldig and Versengold !

If you interested in a little medieval, you can check out also Christmas flood of pictures (Photographs from the Lübeck Christmas Market and historic Christmas market). There are more images at a medieval Christmas market from the Hanseatic city of Lübeck.

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Leeri

02. August 2013, 00:42 Uhr

Ha, da hab ich dich zu etwas tollem inspiriert und find jetzt erst die Zeit, dazu zu kommentieren, shame on me (& on the evil Klausurphase). Aber: tolle Fotos hast du gemacht :)
Ich war auch das erste Mal mit 17 (oder so) auf einem MPS, und seitdem auch jedes Jahr, und seit mein Freund die Begeisterung übernommen hat, noch öfter :D
Dieses Jahr war ich auf einem MPS und fahr in 2 Wochen zu einem anderen ;D
Die Veranstaltungen sind auch wirklich schön, keine Frage. Nur die Preise sowohl der Eintritt als auch an den Ständen werden immer utopischer und auch der Umgang mit den Besuchern auf der FB-Seite ist oft eher unprofessionell und alles andere als nett. Zumindest sobald man nicht nur etwas zu loben hat. Das ist so ein kleiner Wehrmutstropfen, was das MPS angeht, aber es gibt leider kaum vergleichbare Veranstaltungen. Und an der Atmosphäre gibt es wirklich nichts auszusetzen ^^
Und seit wir auch eine Gewandung haben, ist es um so cooler :)
Saltatio Mortis mag ich auch gerne, aber die beiden letzten Male die Nachtkonzerte haben mich irgendwie eher enttäuscht. Ich muss sie mir diesmal irgendwann am Tag angucken. Aber es gibt ja auch genug andere Bands. Und die Waldwesen sind immer so ein Highlight, die habe ich dieses Jahr doch sehr vermisst .__.

Lada Cherry

04. September 2013, 19:58 Uhr

Hay =D
Ich habe eine kleine Frage. Falls du dich noch an mich erinnerst, ich hatte mal eine Webseite Eisnebel.net und wir waren Partner. Die Webseite habe ich ja vor ca. einem Jahr gelöscht.
Nun habe ich einen Blog: eisnebel.blogspot.de
Wollte fragen, ob wir wieder Partner sein wollen?
Wäre lieb, wenn du mir antwortest, entweder per Mail oder in meinen Blogpost Kommis.

Liebe Grüße, Lada

Lada Cherry

08. September 2013, 12:39 Uhr

Habe dich auch verlinkt :)) Freue micha uf eine gute Partnerschaft
Lg

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