Entertainment on the Medieval Market

Every day at 11am, the market reeve commences the exuberant hustle and bustle – accompanied by the musici. Until 8pm, when the night watchman brings activities to a close, minstrels, jugglers and entertainers give hourly onstage displays of their prowess. At the weekend, performances are more frequent. Even the unsuspecting visitor is not safe from their jesting. Consequently, the market reeve often has to exercise strict authority, given the rascals amongst his contingent…


And Saturday is a very special day for the children: The Pulcinella puppet theatre whisks them into its magic kingdom. The storyteller Pirolina Rabenstein is also on hand with many a well-known fairytale.

  • The ceremonial opening of the market
  • The market reeve
  • The beggar
  • The beadle
  • The preacher
  • The musici
  • The storyteller
  • The penance procession
  • The market court
  • The Christmas play
  • The Advent singing

and many more Kurtzweyl


merchants on the Medieval Market

What would a market be without merchants? Eating and drinking at such a spectacle is just as essential today as it was in the Middle Ages
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peddlers on the Medieval Market

Candid master craftsmen have their traditional spot on the market; after all, they craft the items which ease toil and trouble, not just for townsfolk but also for the farmers of the area
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