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
Our voyage through life has taken a rather pleasant and unexpected turn. After spending three years in Bavaria in the beautiful town of Ansbach and two more in Landstuhl, near the French and Luxembourg borders, Kate was accepted for a two year extension at the Landstuhl Military Hopsital. So, our journeys will continue for us here in Europe, at least for the next two years. I hope you will enjoy our adventures and stories of our trips. So, please join us. As I have shared with you before what St. Augustine said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page”. I hope... full info
The Village of AubThe 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.