Short trip to Pilsum – Ostfriesland

The Old Brewery (Alte Brauerei) is a historic pub&restaurant in Pilsum.



Pilsum is a small village (Runddorf) with narrow streets  and a lot of history.



The village lies on an artificially laid-out cast. To this day, it can be seen that the village (Warftendorf) once was located at a sea cove. In the centre of the village is the 12th century cross-church consecrated to Saint Stephen. It is characterized by the fact that the tower – resting on crossing pillars – stands in the middle of the church. This design suggests Norman’s influence.



Valentin Ulrich Grotian built 1694 an organ that is still largely original.


The baptismal pool poured 1469 by Hinrich Klinghe is a special treasure.


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Sunny Ostfriesland



Middle Ages Spectaculum 2017 – in Rastede

Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages or Medieval Period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: classical antiquity, the medieval period, and the modern period. The medieval period is itself subdivided into the Early, High, and Late Middle Ages.

The Middle Ages Spectaculum (MPS)

Medieval Fantasy Spectaculum ® is a series of events, invented and conceived by Gisbert Hiller, which was first performed in the summer of 1994.
With up to 3000 contributors, the MPs is the largest middle-aged fesival in the world and has been moving through the country since 1994. In 2017 there will be 23 events at 21 places.

Lifestyle in the Middle Ages – Foto Impressions