We went to cool medieval towns in Germany. It was awesome. I really like medieval stuff. At home we play a Medieval game and we dress up in costumes and pretend to live in those times. We even have jobs and shops and build things like wheat grinders and tools for working with only our pocketknives and string. So we were excited to see the real places from that time.
When we arrived in we saw a rows of old medieval houses. I really like the beams and stuff you can see through the walls. The roofs were made of slate tiles and some even made of thatch! Now I know how they made the houses back then.
In a Medieval town first there is the village on the outside. Then there is a wall with a moat or canal surrounding it with a bridge across and a gate. The gate keeps people from entering the castle and town market without paying taxes on their goods. It also keeps bad guys out.
After the gatehouse, there is a central square where the market takes place. In the very middle of the market there are the stocks. These are for punishing people who do bad things like stealing or breaking laws.
Also in this castle they kept hawks, eagles and falcons. We saw them perform in a show where they flew over the audience and were given yummy rewards like baby chicks.
The one of the museums we went to in the Castle was a library. They had a collection of cool books that were samples of trees and bark and leaves. Each book was a different type of plant. It must have taken a long time to make.