Dates for 2020: cancelled
Dates for 2021: 9 -11 July, 16-18 July, 23-25 JulyBefore and after the spectacular knights' tournament in the Kaltenberg arena, jesters put on a varied spectacle throughout the grounds of the castle for the visitors.
In addition to the large stages, a number of entertainers move between the guests and invite them to watch amusing little theatre, dance and music performances. Once a day, all the artists and historical groups taking part present themselves in a ceremonial parade through the castle grounds.
More than 100 lovingly decorated market stalls – including a number of live workshops – present medieval crafts with traditional goods, natural fabrics and colours. In the open workshops, the visitors can watch a live demonstration of the creation of the masterpieces. The cosy camps of the historic groups give the guests a closer understanding of the Middle Ages. Culinary delicacies in the market and in the bars invite you to stroll around or linger.
On all event Sundays, the children's knights' tournament, in which younger visitors can take part themselves, takes place after the knights' tournament in the Kaltenberg arena.
Kaltenberg Jesters' NightThis acrobatic programme full of light, music and fire magic which has become a real attraction in recent years is pervaded by mystical poetry. Jesters and fools, jugglers and acrobats, musicians, minstrels and dancers transform Kaltenberg into an atmospheric wonderland for the muse.
An additional 200 performers from throughout the world arrive especially for this night, in order to celebrate a special kind of spectacle together with their colleagues. The end of the summer's night is not fixed and the fires in the camps are often still burning until dawn.
The Kaltenberg entertainers compete in a merry competition every year to choose the King of the Jesters, who is elected by the people at Kaltenberg. On three weekends, music is played, stories are told, magic is performed and visitors are amazed by acrobatic tricks. The work is worth it, for the prize is the coveted jester's staff, handed over by HRH Prince Luitpold of Bavaria in person.
You can find out the precise dates on the website of the Kaltenberg Knight Games: www.ritterturnier.de