Altstadtfest in Neumarkt Upper Palatinate, Bavaria

Last June 2010 was the celebration of the 850 years of founding of the city of Neumarkt in Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany. If I am not mistaken, the Altstadtfest (Old City festival) in Neumarkt is also held annually sometime in June. The celebration was quite interesting with a lot of programs to experience. Some stalls selling food from Turkish to Chinese, Greeks, Mexican and of course German delicacies were also present at the Old City. There are also live bands playing there. Some stalls were also selling different products and services. It was a delightful celebration during our visit last June.

Here are some of the snaphots I took last time.

a stall selling bratwurst (German sausages)


the white building on the right is the Rathaus or City Hall of Neumarkt. That building on the middle is one of the churches in Neumarkt.

HISTORY OF NEUMARKT

Traces of the earliest settlement at Neumarkt go back as far as the Neolithic period. Around Neumarkt there are numerous burial mounds and multiple Celtic embankments. The town is assumed to have been first founded by the Bavarii in the 6th or 7th century, for example, the quarter of the city now named Pölling.

The precise date of the city’s founding is unknown, but its founding as “neuer Markt” is assumed to have happened in the beginning of the 12th century, on the trade route between Nuremberg and Regensburg. The city was first mentioned in a document in 1135, and city fortifications were mentioned for the first time in 1315. In the 13th century Emperor Frederick II granted Neumarkt Reichsfreiheit, and with it, the right to collect customs on trade between Nuremberg and Regensburg and itself. However, the city never enforced this status, because the city fell to the Wittelsbachs in 1329 through the Treaty of Pavia. more here

 
 

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