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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Concerts of Saltatio Mortis
Concerts of Undschuldig
Concerts of Versengold
The fire spectacle
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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