Landshut Wedding


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Landshut Wedding

Late June to late July, every four years (2009, 2013, 2017 . . .)
This pageant in Landshut, Bavaria, Germany, recreates a lavish 15th-century wedding—that of Duke George the Rich of Bavaria and Princess Hedwig from Poland, which took place in 1475. There were 10,000 guests, and records state that they ate 333 oxen, 275 fat pigs, 40 calves, and 12,000 geese.
Today the festivities are spread over three weeks, with the wedding reenactments on weekends—a play and dances on Saturdays; the historical wedding procession, followed by a concert, on Sundays. During the week, historical dances are performed, and some 2,000 residents dressed as medieval burghers roam the streets. There are also jesters parading, armored knights on horseback, and wandering minstrels.
CONTACTS:
Die Forderer e.V. Landshut
Spiegelgasse 208
Landshut, D-84028 Germany
49-871-229-18; fax: 49-871-274-65-3
www.landshuter-hochzeit.de/welcome.htm
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 85