Landshuter Hochzeit 2009

Time for a culture break today and to discover a bit of the Bavarian culture at its best.

The Lansdhuter Hochzeit is a huge celebration that takes place every 4 years in Landshut, Bavaria. It celebrates the wedding of George the Rich (son of the Duke of Landshut) and Jadwiga (daughter of the King of Poland) which took place in 1475.

For this occasion, a big part of the Landshuters are letting their hair grow and dress-up like people did then. Everything must look authentic and comply to the strict rules of the association that organizes the event. A small village is also built to reconstruct the way things looked like at that time and how people celebrated this wedding by eating, drinking and watching the infamous knight fights.

The result is a beautiful city full of colors and people celebrating this ancestral ceremony with lots to drink and eat.

I took plenty of pictures and put a small selection online: http://www.flickr.com/photos/frenchfrog/sets/72157621624331263/

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