Medieval Markets, are popular here in Germany. Booths selling medieval costume items, homemade crafts, jewelry, and other interesting trinkets are just part of the fun. Delicious rustic food items are also sold around the market. There are rides and other fun things for children and a very festive attitude in general. I was so excited to go to the Wiesbaden Mittwochsmarkt (the German term for Medieval Market), but I was sorely disappointed. Although it was free, there were only a few booths and not much variation.
But the costumes were great-I just had to ask these gentlemen for a photo!
The Mainz-Kastel Medieval Market was better, held in the Reduit and had an entry fee. The walled courtyard of the barracks on the river was perfect. Colorful decorations, stages for performances and pony rides were on the grounds as well.
Germans love their dogs-I love how this beautiful husky was incorporated!
There was a carnival on the opposite side of the river, which was fun too.