Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thursday Thirteen: Kaltenberger Ritterturnier

As we mentioned on Monday, our humans spent last Sunday at the Kaltenberger Ritterturnier, the largest Knights' Tournament in modern times. There is an entire Medieval Festival and Market that takes place. Both before and after the actual Tournament itself, there are shows put on at smaller stages throughout the Tournament grounds, featuring jesters, musical groups, dancers, theatre, contortionists, magicians, and many other acts. There is also a Medieval fair, with craftspeople selling all kinds of handmade products, such as wooden and leather goods, medieval clothing, herbs and spices, hand-blown glass, and many other products. There are also stalls offering all kinds of food and drink, such as venison stew, grilled fish, and other traditional foods, along with beer, wine, mead, water and other drinks.

So this week, we bring you 13 (+ a few) photos from the Kaltenberger Ritterturnier


A victorious knight

The Black Knight

The Princess and Prince


Jousting

A Knight

A Fire-Breather

The Group of Knights

Jousting

The Knights

One of the Knights

Jousting

A Group of Knights

Corvus Corax, one of the musical groups

Flag Throwing Team

Displays of Horsemanship

Another display of horsemanship

34 comments

Gandalf & Grayson said...

What a colorful day! We especially like those gorgeous horses!

michico*Adan said...

Wowww...This is so neat~!
I thought this is only appear at middle century~! I am so excited to see it's happening in modern ages~!!!!

Thanks for showing this terrific activity~!

Daisy said...

That looks fun! I would love to see those horses perform.

Sen&Tom said...

What fabulous photos!

Alasandra said...

The horses are so pretty, they look like they are having a good time. ~Socks, S & C

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Oh my dearest brother these are the most FANTASTIC photos ever!! your human sure does a great job with the camera! It must have been a memorable day for them...the grilled fish sounds delish! thank you for sharing all of your fun with us each day!
your adoring Peachy

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

wow ... dat'zza lotta joustin an knightz! did dey see da court "jeterz???? harharhar!
luv--jh

The Island Cats said...

Wow! Those were some really cool pictures! That looks like a real fun festival! Thanks for sharing those!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Ana said...

Hm, I am happy to live now and not in those times of knights. :-)

The Meezers said...

oh mommy wants to go!

Mickey said...

Oh ,that is SO cool!!!!!!! That would be so much fun. Was it really hot? Those knights in armour on a hot day :o
Thanks for sharing !!!!
Purrs Mickey

jenianddean said...

That is quite an amazing event ... something my Dad might enjoy. Thanks for sharing the cool picture.
--Jasper

The Crew said...

Guys, we passed on an award to you!

goldenshade said...

That would have been a real show to see! Quite entertaining!

Tybalt said...

Very cool! My mommy kept squealing at all the beautiful horsies.

Monty Q. Kat said...

My beans love those too!

(MomBean has a mug from a festival that's older than her relationship with HeBean. It's her favorite!)

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Wow....what great pictures!

Junior said...

One of those knights looked a bit big for his horse.

That fire breather is Craaaaazy!

Looks like your beans had a great time!

The Furry Kids said...

That is so cool! Did they have turkey legs there????

Your pal,
Titus

T'Abby Normal said...

Do you think we cats could ride a horse?

Junior said...

Thanks for your comment guys! I do have to add that "attacking" may be a strong word. I think he wants to play, but he just doesn't back down and leave me alone when I am done, or don't want to play. He doesn't draw blood or anything like that...he can just be very bothersome.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a fun way to spend a day. My human would love to go there.

Babs (Beetle) said...

That looks like great fun! M&M went to one of those festivals once and they thought it was really good.

Purrs, Sukie X

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Wow that festival looks like a lot of fun. We have one near us that runs every weekend through the summer and into October!

The knights sure do look very brave in their armor and I have never seen a horse sitting down like the one in your picture!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Um....no thanks. If you tried making me gallop with a HUGE stick or put fire next to my delicate head- I'd buck your butt onto the ground so fast you wouldn't know what happened to you.

Snap

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

My beans are drooling! They want to go! They are planing momma's next (daddies first) trip to England to coincide with a huge faire there. There is one in Finland they want to go to and I think this one just made the list of International faires they want to attend!! ~Queen Snickers

Sunny's Mommy said...

Wonderful photos! The horses are gorgeous!

TT said...

Wow Knights and Princesses! It looks a bit likes Camelot.

PB & J said...

So very cool! Our Mommy and Daddy love faires!

Mo said...

Wow - that is quite a festival!
Reminds me, I need to research when our Renaissance Faire is this summer.

Great post!

The Devil Dog said...

Wow! What great photos. Mom thinks your beans must have had a ball.

Roxy & Lucky

Sweet Praline said...

What beautiful pictures! This looks like it was a great event to attend. Weren't there any cats at jousting tournaments?

Lux said...

That looks like it was a lot of fun to watch!

Petey said...

Hi Dragonheart & Merlin!

We're friends of Sen-Chan and Tom and came to visit your site. Those photos were amazing. That looks like a fascinating and fun tournament. Hope to visit again soon!

Your pals,

Petey (the dog) and Mica (the Aby)