And one last question - i loved the idea of the middle ages festival and find it a great shame that i won't be there in time for it. Is there anything else along those lines? (i'm a sucker for castles and history).
I appreciate your help!
and thank you for the website info.
SNOWY FORTRESS: Harburg is one of Germany's
best preserved Middle-Ages castles (see below).
Hey thanks a lot Anat.
Phew, looks like I’ve gone a bit overboard researching answers to your questions, so here’s goes.
Munich has a couple of English-language forums where people arrange to meet up (among other things) and make day-trips out of town.
Take a look around Towtown Munich .
Also, don’t forget that hostels are great places for hooking up with other travellers.
Out of the ones I’ve slept in/partied at I can recommend Wombats , Jaeger’sand the Euro Youth Hostel (all on the same street near the Main Train Station) as very social. I can de-recommend the A&O Hostel because I found them not very friendly at all.
Here’s what’s going on Middle-Ages-wise for the last week of July and the first weeks of August. As you can see, there are still plenty of places to party like it was 1299!
You’re in luck as far as Middle-Ages festivals go. There’s a medieval festival up in the tiny town of Furth im Wald which even features daily dragon slaying.
Called the Further Drachenstich, it runs from August 6 to 17. It’s one of the oldest (if not the oldest) folk festivals in Bavaria. The climax is an arena show where the brave knight Udo battles a 20-metre dragon with a lance. There are also Middle-Ages concerts, sword fights and archery competitions, a spot of jousting, a Middle-Ages market and a traditional Bavarian beerfest.
Wow, the more I read about this the better it sounds! On Sunday, August 9 at 2pm there’s a street parade with over 1400 performers.
Sadly there's not much info in English about this festival. But you can use the translator. See the official website here Further Drachenstich.
CASTLE HILL: Schloss Harburg in spring.
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