The Landshut Wedding
Inspired by a painting in the State Hall of the Landshut Town Hall, citizens of Landshut founded the association in 1902. Since then, the association has been committed to performing the "Landshut Wedding 1475" as faithfully as possible.
At the "Landshuter Hochzeit 1475" the young Duke Georg of Bavaria-Landshut married the Polish princess Hedwig. The wedding was an occasion of European dimension. The celebration was to be the most sumptuous celebration of the late Middle Ages.
The three-week festival, which is organised every four years by the association "Die Förderer" e.V., is characterised by great enthusiasm and impressive commitment on the
part of the more than 2,400 active participants as well as the striving for the greatest possible late Gothic authenticity. The members - meanwhile far over 7.000 - organized in the association "Die Förderer" e.V. broadly reflect the varied image of the citizenship of Landshut.
The motto of this largest and most elaborate historical costume festival, which the people of Landshut fill with life for themselves and for the pleasure of guests from all over the world with meticulous devotion to detail, is "A city plays the Middle Ages" - so perfect that
historians and experts are also thrilled.
In 2016, the "Landshuter Hochzeit 1475" was officially included in the Bavarian cultural heritage register and was thus one of the first entries in this list. In 2017, the association „Die Förderer" e.V. was awarded the "Heimatpreis Niederbayern" as organizer of the
"Landshuter Hochzeit 1475". In March 2018 the "Landshuter Hochzeit 1475" was included in the "Bundesweite Verzeichnis Immateriales Kulturerbe".