In the midst of the picturesque atmosphere of the medieval town center, around 2.500 participants relive their history along with 200 horses, more than 30 carriages and cannonry. For a short period of time, they all do return to life: Emperors and kings, lords and ladies, townspeople and merchants, craftsmen and peasants, beggars and jugglers, the famous Landsknechte (mercenaries) with their Tross (camp followers) and last but not least, Georg von Frundsberg himself.
Battle of Peutelstein 1511 – When the air is filled by the roar of heavy artillery and gun smoke
This re-enactment of the Battle of Peutelstein now shows clearly the dangerous aspects of their lives. It is performed on the Swabian Field directly below the Mindelburg, and offers a fascinating experience for both participants and audience. The combat recreates the original course of events and the atmosphere of a battle field in Renaissance times, from the roar and gun smoke of heavy artillery, to the “hedgehog” formation of pikes and finally to hand- to-hand fighting.