15th-century wedding

This item appears on page 23 of the February 2009 issue.

Every four years in Landshut, Germany, a historical pageant is held with about 5,000 participants dressed in period attire reenacting the celebrated 1475 wedding of Hedwig, a Polish princess, and Georg, a son of Landshut’s powerful Wittelsbach family. It is to be held June 27-July 19, 2009. Admission is €10 ($13); certain events such as jousting cost extra. Tickets online at www.landshuter-hochzeit.de.