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Medieval Games and Leisure

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Did people even have leisure time in the Middle Ages? Most people don't know it, but actually, they had MORE days off back then than we do today! In those days, people entertained themselves with games, sports, and play, many of which we still know today - although they were often a lot more violent than in our time.

Games and play were not just pastimes. Many of them were also physical exercises and an important way to create and strengthen social bonds with each other, such as enjoying ball games, dancing, or organized play.

This week, Sundkøbing focuses on some of the many different ways one could enjoy oneself and pass the time, including various ball games, contests, and plays. Guests - both children and adults - can participate in the fun, break a sweat - and get an insight into how our distant ancestors amused themselves in their (surprisingly abundant) free time!