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40,000 BC: Mammoth Hunters, Celts and Co.

Date
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Kind of Event
Demonstration
Market / Fair
Workshop
Country
Austria

The MAMUZ Schloss Asparn/Zaya is organizing a historical festival for the first time this year, which will revive the entire prehistory and early history as well as the early Middle Ages in Central Europe. Under the title "40,000 BC: mammoth hunters, Celts and Co.", visitors can immerse themselves in the everyday life of our ancestors from the Palaeolithic to the early Middle Ages for two days. Big and small history fans get their money's worth: authentic camp life, exciting exhibition fights, historical handicraft demonstrations, music and many other attractions ensure a unique spectacle.

On May 21 & 22, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the MAMUZ Castle Asparn/Zaya will become the setting for 40,000 years of human history in Central Europe. Historical performers enliven the ensembles in the archaeological outdoor area and give an insight into everyday life in bygone times. Visitors encounter mammoth hunters, Bronze Age craftsmen, Hallstatt rulers, Celts and medieval knights.

Tanning leather, making birch pitch and flintknapping are just a few skills that were necessary for survival in the Stone Age and are impressively demonstrated to the guests. Numerous hands-on stations for young and old also enable an active experience of our past. Metal is punched in the Bronze Age smithy and historical textile techniques from back then are shown on the loom. Celtic craftsmanship can be experienced in the Iron Age craftsmen's quarter in the iron forge, glassworks and pottery. Swords and lances jingle in the medieval show fight.

Historical music from different epochs can be heard at every corner of the outdoor area. Prehistoric drum sounds through to medieval folklore songs take you back in time. Crafts, incense, jewellery, leather goods, clothing and much more can be purchased at stalls. Culinary delicacies and drinks satisfy hunger and thirst.

More information about the program will follow.