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Kaltenberg Knights' Festival 2017 photos

This year's Middle Ages festival at Kaltenberg near Munich looks amazing


Written July 21, 2017 - The medieval fun of the Kaltenberg Knights’ Tournament (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) is always a summer highlight in Bavaria and it looks like the current festival is no exception.

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionCrack! Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier)
Picture: Markus D

Of course, the highlight of the event is the arena show, where a team of stunt performers take you back to the Middle Ages with jousting, sword fights and chivalry all set around a story worthy of the Arthurian legends.

The title of this year’s show is ‘The Last Knight’ (Der letzte Ritter), and it tells the tale of the street urchin Siggi, who becomes the hero Siegfried.

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionSword fight! Part of the arena show. Picture: BERND REINTHALER

This plucky youngster has to fight not only to become the First Knight of the kingdom, but also to win the hand of his lady love.

The show is directed by Alexander May, a new addition to the festival, who has added a dazzling light display, and features once again the horse-bourne heroes of the group Cavalcade doing the stunts.

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionI hereby dub you Sir Fancy Pants. Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: BERND REINTHALER

Around the arena, there’s plenty of other things going on to do and see, including wire-walking acts, fire shows, Steampunk stilt talkers and snake dancers. The show runs until the end of July.

READ MORE: Kaltenberg Knights Tournament (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) - A primer

On this page and the next, you'll find plenty of photos of the show to give you a taste of what the knights' festival is all about.

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionTake this! Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: BERND REINTHALER

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionDarth Neigh-der! Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: Markus D

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionOn the hoof! Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: BERND REINTHALER

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionSide flying! Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: BERND REINTHALER

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionShield Wall! Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: BERND REINTHALER

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionKneel before me! Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier)
Picture: Markus D

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionVictory! Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: BERND REINTHALER

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionFire! Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: BERND REINTHALER

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionIt was this big! Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: BERND REINTHALER

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionWatch out! Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier)
Picture: Markus D

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionWhat happened? Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: BERND REINTHALER

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionDrogon, fry them! Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier)
Picture: CHRIS ROCH

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionMore flames. A musician at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier)
Picture: Markus D

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionDancing with fire. Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: BERND REINTHALER

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionTwirl! Dancers at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: CHRIS ROCH

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionHot! Part of the arena show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: BERND REINTHALER

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionSing it! Part of the show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier)
Picture: CHRIS ROCH

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionConcert. Part of the fun at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: BERND REINTHALER

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionSnakes alive! Part of the show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: BERND REINTHALER

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionWe love fire! Part of the show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier)
Picture: Markus D

Kaltenberg Knights Festival actionLook at me! Part of the show at this year's Kaltenberg Knights' Festival (Kaltenberger Ritterturnier) Picture: Makus D

SEE MORE: See more pictures of this year's knights' festival here.

Find out more..

• Get the whole story about this great festival at Kaltenberg Knights Tournament.
• Discover more great events in the Munich area here: Munich festivals.
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