Medieval Experience Days - Of craftsmen and artists Part 1

Medieval Experience Days

If one weekend is all about witches, heroes and marksmen, on another weekend a juggler entertains the audience with crazy tricks. Craftsmen also show their skills, or there is dancing and music. The performances are complemented by appropriate hands-on activities. So every visit is an exciting adventure. Each weekend has a different theme, so that a comprehensive insight into life and work in the Middle Ages is offered.


Of craftsmen and artists Part 1
Medieval penmanship and fine handicrafts: This weekend, guests young and old at Hardenburg Castle will transform themselves into medieval scribes and can also practise the art of paper-making, felting and much more.


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The series of events is part of the Emperor Year of the Rhineland-Palatinate Directorate General for Cultural Heritage - GDKE (

Admission: Regular castle admission

Hardenburg Experience Days ©GDKE
Hardenburg Experience Days©GDKE

Event Properties

Event Date 17.07.2021
Event End Date 18.07.2021
Location Castle and Fortress Ruin Hardenburg

Venue Information - Castle and Fortress Ruin Hardenburg

In Bad Dürkheim, above the Isenach valley, Hardenburg is one of the most powerful castles in the Palatinate. The complex is considered a prime example of a fortified castle, a mixture of fortress and castle. Erected at the beginning of the 13th century as a comparatively modest hilltop castle, the Hardenburg was expanded into a fortified Renaissance residence in the 16th century. Mighty walls and bulwarks, gun turrets, gates, battlements and catacombs still bear witness to the strong fortress-like character. At the same time, however, gardens, the remains of spacious living quarters, as well as once magnificent hall buildings point to a no less significant civil use as the imposing residential palace of the Counts of Leiningen. A permanent exhibition provides information on the history of Hardenburg and its rulers. Immerse yourself in the heyday of Hardenburg Castle - an exciting multimedia tour makes it possible. Experience the renovated circular gate and stroll through the castle gardens like a former lord of the castle.


67098 Bad Dürkheim

Tel. 06322 7530

Schloss- und Festungsruine Hardenburg©GDKE
Castle- and Fortress Ruin Hardenburg ©GDKE