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 Pentecost Castle Festival at Guttenberg Castle
Pentecost Castle Festival at Guttenberg Castle.

For the 21st time, the castle festival will be celebrated at Guttenberg Castle high above the Neckar Valley on 9 and 10 June 2019. Knights from near and far are fighting on the Stauferburg, which has never been conquered before. All kinds of guilds offer goods for sale while dancers, musicians, jugglers and fools provide all kinds of entertainment. In the keep, experts invite you to build legoes together. To the castle festival programme

In addition, the German Raptor Centre  at the castle with its spectacular flight demonstrations with eagles, owls and vultures is an interesting destination for the Whitsun holidays. Admission to the Greifenwarte is reduced for castle festival visitors on both Whitsun days.

 Schwäbisch Hall - Salter Dance Couple
Schwäbisch Hall - Salter Dance Couple.

The salters ("Salzsieder") celebrate their traditional Cake and Source Festival again in Schwäbisch Hall over the Pentecost holidays from the 7th to the 10st of June 2019. For centuries they have produced the "white gold of the Middle Ages". The festival, which is handed-down since the 14th century, is one of the most beautiful folk festivals with more than 500 actors and helpers in the country today. On Saturday,  Sunday and Monday you can see, how salt has been made in the past in the salter cabin behind the "Hällisch-Fränkisches Museum".

 Pentecost in Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Pentecost in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Anually at Pentecost, the historical festival "The Master Draught" ("Der Meistertrunk") in Rothenburg ob der Tauber carries you off into the time of the Thirty Years War. Together with historical craftsmen and salesmen markets, a plundering bunch in the Old Town, and the historical army it takes care of a medieval experience on these four days - 7th to 10th of June 2019.

Furhtermore, "in honor of the town, for the pleasure of the guests", the Historical Shepards-Dance will be performed on Pentecost-Sunday at 11.30 am and at 1.45 pm on the market square.

 Ebern - Garden Festival at Eyrichshof Castle
Ebern - Garden Festival at Eyrichshof Castle.

Eyrichshof Castle in Ebern invites to the Garden Festival with more than 170 exhibits again at Pentecost. In front of the picture-perfect scenery of the castle and the castle garden a summerly market with offerings all around house and garden and with exclusive fashion creations takes place from the 8th until the 10th of June 2019. The festival is framed by music, lectures and a programme for children.

 Heldburg Fortress
Heldburg Fortress.

This year, the Thuringian Castle Days on the Whitsun weekend are held under the motto "Built! Foundations of Power". From 7 to 10 June 2019, the German Castle Museum on the Veste Heldburg will be offering the exhibition "Stone on Stone. The Basis of Power" includes guided tours through the otherwise inaccessible cellar vaults of the castle. To the programme (only in German language)


The small Upper Franconian town Seßlach near Coburg turns into an eldorado for all who enjoy rummaging and collecting on Pentecost, June, 9th. Then a large flea market takes place there in the streets and alleys of the picturesque Old Town. The stroll through the stalls is framed by a musical programme and regional culinary treats.