At Whitsun this year, in Valbyparken in Copenhagen, a time machine will take you 1,000 years back in time – to the Middle Ages when knights battled, Vikings drank mead and maid servants cooked nettle soup. From 2 to 5 June, the 11th instalment of Copenhagen Medieval Market lets you experience it all first-hand. Consider it a fun day out, which conveniently serves as a thrilling history lesson as well. “We care a lot about the educational part,” says Dennis Fuller Møller, Copenhagen Medieval Market’s event manager. This means that when visitors look over craftsmen’s shoulders as they create armoury, or listen to minstrels playing medieval music, it is all as it were back then.

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