Manderscheid in Germany once again bringing the Middle Ages back to life with the fabulously historic annual Burgenfest on the last weekend of August.
“Burgenfest” festival takes place around the two Castles of Manderscheid.
Upper castle was built around 973, and is the oldest in the Eifel region.
The lower was first recorded around 1133.
Both castles were owned by opposing sides who remained enemies for many years so the region has seen many a battle.
The castles are spectacularly perched on a hillside with views over the lush volcanic Eifel landscape.
The Lion Knights will transform the field to Medieval times with jousting tournaments,sword fights, and bow and arrow demonstrations.
Throughout the castle grounds, singers, musicians, jugglers and fire-eaters will be continually entertaining and delighting the crowd.
A real highlight of the festival is the historical artisan market where blacksmiths, lantern craftsmen, and flower arrangers, among others, will be demonstrating their traditional skills.
Children are not forgotten with puppet shows and their very own jousting tournament.