Medieval Faire, Aub Germany

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July 31st 2005
Published: August 6th 2005
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Germany has to be the land of fests or festivals as almost every weekend there is some type of celebration going on in one of its numerous villages. This past weekend (July 30 -31) the village of Aub held a different type of fest, a medieval faire. Rather than have a typical festival with carnival rides and a beer fest hall, Aub holds its annual medieval faire. They try to make it as real as possible, with many of the villagers dressing up in costumes of the period. All the various booths maintain this theme and also all of the games (ax throwing and crossbow shooting). The food booths also attempt to maintain this theme with various foods of the medieval period, some of which I have never seen before. One of which looked like a pizza but the crust was extremely thin and topped with pieces of meat and vegetables, but no sauce. The faire area also displays typical living conditions for the period with people in costumes going on with their lives as if the many spectators were not present. The highlight of the faire is the jousting competition and they play it up big with both an evil
Jousting CompetitionJousting CompetitionJousting Competition

The good knight in red fights the bad black knight.
and ugly knight and of course, the good and handsome knight. I don’t want to spoil it for you if you ever make it to one of Aub’s faires but I think you know who finally wins the competition.

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Ye Old Mead ShoppeYe Old Mead Shoppe
Ye Old Mead Shoppe

Mead is made from fermented honey and water (sweet tasting with a kick!)
Tree FairiesTree Fairies
Tree Fairies

The tree fairies enthralled the young children
Medieval Hand LoomMedieval Hand Loom
Medieval Hand Loom

The young girl is making a beautiful pattern weave with a very simple hand loom.
A Villager and PriestA Villager and Priest
A Villager and Priest

Note the medieval sun glasses!
The Village of AubThe Village of Aub
The Village of Aub

The beautiful building on the right was built in the early 1600's. It is a typical early German fachwerk (Half-timbering)construction; where the outside structure is composed of beams and a loam filling (clay, sand, and straw) with a covering of a paint mixture made of lime, linseed oil and milk curd.

12th July 2010

Trying on medieval garb in western Europe
Hi Paul and Kate, I stumbled across your excellent travel log and was impressed by the detail and fine pictures! I am about to visit Germany and England in a few weeks, for a few weeks each (aug-oct 2010), and am dying to have the experience of being able to try on some armor and weapons - and take some pictures! I have scoured the net for days and can't finquestd what I'm after. I am hoping of stumbling across a place where i can try a few things on whilst visiting castles and medieval towns, but thought i'd ask you if you have any suggestions to help me in my quest! :) thanks, any advice much appreciated! matt
21st January 2011

i love aub
i am from india i was in aub back in 1989, i still mis lovley town.

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