From the 24th to the 26th of May 2019, for the first time a blacksmith's meeting takes place at the Federseemuseum Bad Buchau in Southern Germany, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
Learn to make your own candles using beeswax from hives sited on the nearby Hook Peninsula. In this unhurried and story-filled workshop, discover the subtle qualities and remarkable health benefits of pure beeswax, and learn the techniques needed to make candles of your own.
Coffee, chocolate, potatoes, tomatoes... This widely known and widespread products appeared in our menu relatively recently. When it exactly happened? In what way? And what did people eat in the past, for example 1.000, 3.000 or 6.000 years ago?
The Bronze Age open-air museum invites you to the "Day of Crafting". Many artisans give insights into their professional skills and also offer their goods for sale. Some of the experts show their crafts and sometimes offer opportunities for participation. The extensive grounds of the open-air museum are also available for a relaxed stroll.
One of the most interesting stages in the history of Świętokrzyskie region was the existence of the largest ancient district of iron metallurgy in central-eastern Europe, on the territory of 800 sq. km.
This is an opportunity to take time out to immerse yourself in nature for the weekend. You will be shown how to recognize the materials that can be used to create a unique basket. We will experiment with different techniques such as cordage, braiding and plying which will transform your materials ready for weaving into your creation.
Course objective: Extraction of iron from iron ore.
At the end of July and beginning of August, visitors can watch 13 archaeologists immerse themselves in the world for 2,700 years and live and work in the Celtic village. In Hallstatt clothing, they design their everyday life and demonstrate old craft techniques. Visitors' questions are always welcome.,
On the individual days different handicraft techniques are in the center:
Wolfgang Winkler and Armin Öller accompany the visitors of the Celtic village through the history of the bow and arrow. From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm you can participate in an arrow construction workshop (€ 20, -120min), a bow making workshop (€ 29, - 120min) or a combination workshop (€ 49, - 240min).
Immediately after the Archaeotechnical Days, Wolfgang Winkler offers the visitors of the Celtic village the opportunity to work in the open-air museum. In the arrow construction workshop arrows are made of different materials, which affects the flight characteristics of the arrows.