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Historical city festival in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

In 1631 Earl Tilly besieged Rothenburg with his imperial army. During the siege Rothenburg’s gunpowder reservoir in the Klingen-bastion exploded and the city was forced to surrender.

After this successful siege Tilly made many demands and he allowed his army to pillage the city as a reward for their efforts. The Mayor of the time, Georg Nusch, was supposedly able to negotiate a bet, the so called “Meistertunk”.

These dramatic events have been brought to the stage every year since 1881 in a historical re-enactment.

Events

Historical Festival Play: 29. May 2009 - 01. June 2009
Imperial City Festival: 04. September 2009 - 06. September 2009
Cityfestival Rothenburg Knights

Cityfestival Rothenburg Knightgames

Cityfestival Rothenburg Firwork


External links



Meistertrunk

http://www.meistertrunk.de/

Description: Theatergruppe die den Meistertrunk aufführt.

Language: german, english
 


Verein Historischer Schäfertanz

http://www.schaefertanzrothenburg.de/

Description: Ein Verein die zu den Festspielen ihren historischen Schäfertanz aufführen.

Language: german, english, japanisch
 
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