Knight's dinner in the castle Lockenhaus

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Castle Lockenhaus

Knight's dinner in the castle Lockenhaus in Burgenland


We are invited to a knight's dinner at the castle Lockenhaus im Burgenlandto Pleasure trip of a special kind. The castle is enthroned over the small town of the same name. We also spend the night in the castle. Part of the former dilapidated castle has been prepared for overnight guests. In any case, we are accommodated in a huge room with a view of the surrounding area. Even if I don't feel like the princess on the pea (the bed is too hard for that), this night in the castle is a great experience.

 

 

Attractive overnight stays in the area of ​​Castle Lockenhaus:

 

 

That could be one of our hosts at Lockenhaus Castle, right?
That could be one of our hosts at Lockenhaus Castle, right?

 

It begins with a medieval knight's dinner in one of the knights' halls at Lockenhaus Castle. The Knights Templar, who once lived in the castle, ate their meal there. On the way there we pass exhibition showcases in which the figures in Templar uniforms appear almost alive in the nighttime lighting. However, it is a little eerie to walk through the old walls, which are barely lit. I feel like I'm being watched by the figures behind glass.

 

In the courtyard of Lockenhaus Castle
In the courtyard of Lockenhaus Castle

 

In the castle kitchen of Lockenhaus Castle

Through a tangle of stairwells we follow the sounds that echo to us from above. Obviously we are not the only guests at Lockenhaus Castle. And so we get into a kitchen with a large fireplace in the middle. There are still ash and burnt wood on it. Did they cook our food here too? We cannot determine it. But on the wall there are various ladles, pots and other utensils that were once used in this kitchen. A friendly lady in a simple linen dress welcomes us and leads us through a door covered with thick fabric into the knight's hall. There are two long tables on the right and left walls. A group of young women is already sitting on one. These have apparently already awarded the wine, because it is high in the ladies.

 

Medieval kitchen utensils at Lockenhaus Castle
Medieval kitchen utensils at Lockenhaus Castle

 

At Lockenhaus Castle people eat from wooden plates

We take a seat at the second table, which already has simple wooden plates and several racks on which the food is served. In between there are candle holders with thick candles that illuminate the vault in Lockenhaus Castle. Plaster was probably not known at that time, as the walls of the room consist only of bricks roughly stacked on top of each other, on which previous guests have immortalized themselves. A rustic environment that makes you curious about what's to come. It doesn't take long before we are also offered wine, which we are supposed to drink heartily in earthenware cups. Apparently we're supposed to eat like in the Middle Ages, because there are only knives and spoons next to our wooden plates. There are no forks, just like the Templars.

 

Our table in the Knights' Hall of Lockenhaus Castle
Our table in the Knights' Hall of Lockenhaus Castle

 

Cooked like in the Middle Ages

And then it's served up: big wooden plates with pies of all kinds - stuffed with minced meat and herbs or with small cut vegetables and herbs and seasoned with salt. There was no more spices in the Middle Ages for the average consumer. But it tastes amazingly good. As a second course we get a huge wooden plate with all sorts of meats: poultry, sausages and pork in thick, dripping slices. Who wants to participate here, should not be a vegetarian, because this is really hearty. Since we had eaten during the day but wise foresight, we grab and let us taste the meal.

 

Vegetable pie with herbs
Vegetable pie with herbs

 

 

You can eat (and cook) like in the Middle Ages here:

  • At the castle Mildenstein in Saxony we have at one medieval cooking class participated.
  • That it's not that easy to cook medieval, said the chef of the restaurant Rheingerbe in Stein am Rhein in Switzerland.

 

Fried chicken, hearty pork and sausages
Fried chicken, hearty pork and sausages

 

Nevertheless, it is difficult for us to consume the masses of meat, and so after a while we give up, to the regret of our landlady. "But you still have to taste our dessert", she says with a wink and puts different types of cake on the table, for which we are served coffee - atypical for the Middle Ages, because at that time there was not yet one in Europe. And so, with difficulty, we each wipe away a piece of the delicious apple pie before we get tired and retired to our chambers in the castle.

 

And there were Bohemian dumplings
And there were Bohemian dumplings

 

If you want to experience such a knight's dinner yourself, you can do so on the

Castle Lockenhaus

Günserstraße 5
7442 curl house,
Austria
Tel. +43 2616 23940

 

Knight eating at Burg Lockenhaus
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Source: own research on site at the invitation of Burgenland Tourism. Our opinions definitely remain our own.

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Knight's dinner in the castle Lockenhaus

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

4 thoughts too "Knight's dinner in the castle Lockenhaus"

  1. Boar looks delicious. I would like to take part in a knight's meal for a long time. Unfortunately, you either need a lot of friends, because you need a minimum number of people or I have no time for open appointments. But someday it will work out.

    1. Hello Sabrina,

      this is true. A knightly meal like this is only available on certain dates and for larger groups. We too were there with friends. But then it is all the more fun. I keep my fingers crossed that it works out well.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  2. Dear Monika, dear Peter,

    Many thanks to the reference to the blog parade #SchlossGenuss! Eating like in the Middle Ages is very rustic. Reminds me of the guest contribution that curator Dr. Piereth switched to me with the meaningful title "Brain with egg". There were a lot of recipes in the Middle Ages that needed getting used to for our palates.

    Thank you for this #schlossGenuss, the appetite makes!

    cordially
    Tanja Praske

    1. Dear Tanja,

      you're right. Medieval food is different. There were no tomatoes, potatoes or peppers back then. Root vegetables or cereal porridge was usually on the menu of the farmers. Meat was usually only available to the common people on public holidays - if at all. The knights, however, served hearty meat portions, as we got in Burg Lockenhaus.

      A nice idea to organize a blog parade on #SchlossGenuss.

      Best regards,
      Monika and Petar

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