Events 2018

31.03.-02.04.2018 - The spring like 1000 years ago "Slawendorf Brandenburg a.d. Havel"

28.-29.4.2018 - Heerbann Brandenburg

23.-24.06.2018 - Midsummer "Pfalz Tilleda"

04.-13.08.2018 - Bork Vikingehavn-Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum (Dänemark)

22.-23.09.2018 - Medieval market Heldrungen

*more events in planning/changes possible


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We look forward to receiving your enquiries and invitations to thematically suitable events, workshops, craft experiments and movie productions.

Of course, we are available with our craftsmanship and experience.

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Historical Cookery

Historical Cookery

We often mull over the question “what was there to eat and drink in those days”. We are passionate gourmets and try to cook according to the period.

We are of the opinion that medieval cooking is no simple craft! Why is this so?

As cooking, baking and frying on an open fire, in the glow of hot coals or a hot steamy clay oven, contrary to the modern methods of the 21st Century, presents a much different challenge. Whoever dares to try this craft will soon realise that it is many-sided and fascinating.

The first challenge is making a fire without using modern tools. Alone the collecting and assembling of ingredients therefore is complex. We select foodstuffs for the table according to season, whether oatmeal, venison, dried fish and fruits, vegetables, nuts, wine or home-brewed beverages. The list of foodstuffs in our portrayal is comprehensive and long. Nobody needed to starve but history shows us that significant climate changes and seasonal drifts made our ancestors’ survival difficult and had devastating effects on harvests. Historical cooking is one of the crafts that allows the most experiments.

Some examples thereof are when we grind corn into flour using a reconstructed millstone, desiccating handpicked fruits and vegetables, the production of beer and cheese, the drying of fish also the processing of fresh meat as well as the cooking of the finest broths. Catering for the group is an important topic for each of our events.


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A thousand years ago ceramic goods were omnipresent. Archaeologists say that they dominated the early middle ages. Countless ceramic shards and jugs have been found during archeological excavations. Ornamental decorations like waves, points or grooving were popular and very common, as were embossed patterns as well as painting. The ceramic materials differed from region to region. The Slavic ceramics with their eye-catching decorations are one of the most commonly found items.

Even though ceramics must often arrived in our portrayal regions via imports, we are interested in the historic manufacturing method of such vessels. Ceramic goods are made in a special but simple firing process termed mine fire, by which the vessels are so heated that they last for many years. We make ceramic vessels from our portrayal period in experimental tests in this manner.


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Wood was one of the most available building materials in the early Middle Ages. Many household items were made of wood. Various small and large archaeological excavations of the Vikings and Slavs clearly support this. With the assistance of reconstructed historical tools we create household goods such as seating furniture, tables, shelves, small stools, spoons and spatulas, dress pins and crafts needles as well as beds made of wood.

We reconstruct only selected items. The templates for this are original excavated items from our chosen period and location. The major part of our setting is oriented to the time and the style of our portrayal. To preserve natural materials, we try to use natural and artistic enhancement of these items. We present this craft in practical experiments.


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Textile manufacturing

Textile manufacturing

Handcraft like textile manufacturing is one of the widest topics in the history of textile archeology. Our group engages itself with the production and processing of textiles and the way that they were worn.

Numerous textile discoveries show us which fibres were used. We engage in research to find out how they were used and processed, to achieve a most authentic feel for how comprehensive a task it was to create an item of clothing.

This gives us information about which textiles were probably worn where, and how they changed over the course of time.

We have only just begun with the experiment of the practical transformation of weaving and spinning. The textile craft includes a large variety of single procedures. It starts with cultivation, harvest and processing of plant-based fibres as well as animal fibres, hand spinning and twisting into stable threads or the weaving craft to create the best cloths.

Tablet weaving and comb weaving braids, ribbons and belts are an integral and useful part of our clothes.


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