Re-Visited Campus Galli in 88605 Meßkirch / Germany mostly for the new barn that is almost finished by now. My last visit was in 2019 so it was really time to see how much changed (despite the gorram pandemic). This time I took so many pictures that my battery drained.
Visitors aren’t allowed inside of the barn yet since it will be under construction until the end of the month. That was perfectly fine for me because catching the impression of the almost finished building is what I was after:
This cart also catched my attention so I checked it out closer. Spoiler: It doesn’t come with free rust proofer:
I consider myself lucky with the weather situation by the way. I could see a lot of systems that prevent flooding of the area in action – or not.
The orchard changed a lot since my last visit. The entrance for example is now completed.
Many trees were cut down for the constructions going on. Wood is needed everywhere and for everything on the site and some areas are becoming aerial.
The wooden church also got some changes. Most important the bell tower next to it and also a new porch. Couldn’t get enough of it.
All the other buildings required on a medieval construction site are also still there. Some show a lot of wear by now and constantly ongoing repairs are required.
The masons seem to be busy with a new arch. No idea where it will go tho 🤔 Their space doubles as a place to dry scales of wood in the attic.
This time I also managed to get pictures of some of the livestock!
This was a great day. Didn’t poke my nose outside much over the last year and I really missed excursion like this.
I also recorded some small video snippets so I may eventually come around creating a small video later too 🙂
Friends came over for a spontaneous armoured #training for #reenactment last weekend. Lots of stabbing while keeping the line closed. Weather was perfect for this but sadly not good for taking some good pictures so here is all I salvaged from the camera.
Went for a walk with my family today. What was meant as a short walk resulted in an two hours excursion. The forest is an awesome place to be in autumn. While not yet frozen over the winter it’s still rich of life and beautiful colours.
Even the continious rainfall could not ruin this. We had good jackets [that could not quite keep up with my medieaval Pileus (hat)] and boots. Such a long walk was also quite an adventure for the children who somehow managed all of this without [the usual] complaining =)
Visited the Museum Of Everyday Life in Castle Waldenbuch 71111 / Germany. This town is known for it’s chocolate factory of Ritter Sport but it does indeed have a very nice medieaval town core – timber-framed buildings included.
The museum itself is simply great. The place is huge and there is so much to see. It was also a great place for the kids who in opposition to usual museum trips did not just run from room to room. The exhibits really catched their attention and we spent a surprisingly long time inside.
My personal highlight was the opportunity to see the Family Swevia and Reisecen live showcasing their deeds. Two great living history groups that really do put a lot of effort and research in their presentations.
Visited the 8th Dobler Spectaculum at Dobel 75335 / Germany where we got to hang out with friends from Die Schlegler e.V. – means we were sitting around in their camp, ate their food and relaxed while everyone else was working.
Borrowed a gambeson
Clear rust with oil and sand.
Just kidding – we helped as well, of course, but ran for the hills when a storm approached 😉 It was nice to hang out on a medieval market again. Something I haven’t done a lot in a very long time.
We revisited Schiltach 77761 / Germany today and this time we were lucky. The Schüttesäge museum was open just as advertised. It’s free to visit and has a donation box.
Beside the framesaw and it’s water mills it also shows the history of Timber Rafting and Tanning in the area. A really small but nice museum.
After some refreshments – it was a very warm day this time – we moved over to the city museum that had a lot of stuff that could be touched or experimented with. A lot of fun for the kids. It also hosts a tiny library with books about the town – including several well known books about half timber by e.g. Manfred Gerner. This one is also free and has a donation box.
One of the most fascinating items on display is the model of the former “Zum Adler” inn (1604), that can be seen from the window of the museum.
Visited the museum of local history in Dornstetten 72280 / Germany, that is part of the “German Timber-Frame Road”. Didn’t look like much from the outside but I was very wrong on this. It’s located in the old tithe and fruit barn of this former administrative city.
The place itself was first mentioned in 767 AD in the Lorsch Codex and became a city in the 12th century and even gained the right to hold markets later on.
The museum stretches over three floors of the two restored barn buildings and has a lot of stuff from various periods on display. So much can be seen that it’s opening times of just 2.5h are simply not enough to take a closer look at everything.
The medieaval part is – as usually – of more interest for me but I really enjoyed the other displays as well. Especially since we were basically just 3 visitors so we got an extended tour with lots of background information for free. Well, I donated some money later, of course 🙂
The tithe and fruit barn by Eleonore Kötter
Historic Town Seals of Dornstetten from 1276 to 1508
The Holy Grale of Cities in the 13th century: Stadtluft, Hirsebrei und Bettelmönch (ISBN 978-3806210590)
I was especially happy to find my holy grale of cities in the 13th century on display: Stadtluft, Hirsebrei und Bettelmönch (ISBN 978-3806210590).
Visited Hechingen-Stein 72379 / Germany [again] to take another look at the reconstruction of a Roman Villa Rustica. It’s a large Roman countryside estate from the 1st to 3rd century AD that was discovered in 1972. The excavation site was turned into a museum with reconstructions on the original foundations.
It’s a very huge areal including smithies, a mill and even a dedicated temple area that can probably finally be visited starting next year. Plenty of the local findings can be seen in the museum. Visitors can move freely on the areal and discover plenty of interesting stuff.
The place is also a lof of fun for the children. They offer plenty of games, costumes, a playground and ice cream of course.