Lenzburg has been on our day-trip list for quite some time now, but since we don’t have a car and are therefore dependent on the public transport, it always takes some time to actually visit all these great places.
With my parents staying at our place for a couple of days, we finally managed to visit the castle which is, as we were often told before, an awesome place for children. Yesterday, however, we didn’t even visit the actual castle but the medieval market which took place in and around the inner bailey. How lucky we were! I do love medieval markets and the medieval christmas market in Dresden is one of my favorite markets during the christmas time. This medieval market yesterday was even better as there were plenty of activities for children. While many medieval markets include mainly food stalls, mead and handicrafts, this one had so many great things for children to try out and to make that I actually regretted not being a child myself. Making bees-wax candles, making ropes, sword fights, making juice, roasting nuts, making wooden buttons, carving stones, pottering, writing with quills, sealing and and and….the little one was still a bit young for most of the activities, but she was happy as long as she could pet one of the chickens. In the meantime, the hobbit was sleeping and sleeping and sleeping on his first proper outing. And the window recess in the great hall with a lovely view over the surrounding landscape proved to be a superb spot for the first outdoor-feeding…).
We will surely be back again in order to visit the castle and the dungeons and to spend more time on the adjacent playground. It is indeed a great place for children.