Kaltenberg, best known worldwide for its brewery, is also known to Münchners for its massive medieval festival held every July. The Kaltenberg knight’s tournament is a very German approach to a medieval festival, but could be fun no matter what your language. What it consists of is a medieval market, various professional actors/enthusiasts, and a big finale “knight’s tournament” which is really a play, very much a scripted show, held in a relatively large outdoor theatre. The story presented changes from year to year, but its focus is on the jousting.
The Kaltenberg Knight’s Tournament has been held every summer since 1979, having been founded by Prince Luitpold of Bavaria, the CEO of the Kaltenberg Brewery.
Kaltenberg itself is located 45 minutes to the west of Munich, accessible by regional trains or by the S-bahn (S-4). The nearest train station is in Geltendorf and during the festival there are regular buses to the Kaltenberg.
For tickets and more information, check out the festival website.