Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Landshuter Hochzeit

Today's post isn't about our wedding, it's about a wedding that took place 530 years ago. It was the wedding between Hedwig, daughter of the Polish King and that of Georg, son of the Landshut duke.

Every 3-5 years, Landshut reenacts the marriage celebrations of Hedwig and Georg. It's Germany's largest historical pageant and if you have the chance to see it, I recommend you go. We went on Sunday and it was a fun afternoon out. It's very realistic costumes, from the hats down to the shoes. Even the horses are kitted out in medival style harnesses. I'd never seen so many side-saddles before Sunday. What I thought was very cool were all the falconers. Here's a picture, but careful, it's big. Maybe more later.

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