One of the specialties of our markets are demonstrations of ancient craftsmanship. It is breath-taking to see how the blacksmith powerfully pounds his iron or how the glass blower forms filigree balls. Whether making felt hats, forming candles, or binding brushes – that is history at your fingertips. 

Once many of these crafts were just normal part of  life. Many techniques have sunk into oblivion. Only seldom does one have the opportunity to peek over the shoulders of craftsmen and watch them at work.

At our markets silver smiths, pewterers, knife grinders, glass blowers, bowmakers, blacksmiths, calligraphers, carpenters, taylors and leather makers ply their trades. They answer questions and offer workshops in which visitors can improve themselves and put their talents to the test. Taking in the medieval culture and testing one’s own abilities in craftsmanship is once again at the top of the agenda this year.