June 2016

Haut-Koenigsbourg 2016 - Back to the castle!

After seven years, the Company of Saint George returned to the illustrious castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg. As a new recruit I couldn't wait to see the people in the company again. For months I was preparing and upgrading my equipment to the best of my abilities. Then the day finally came. People started to arrive and greet each other as if they had only met a few weeks before, but some of us haven't seen each other for two years! This was the moment when I thought, this is it, this is the feeling I have been waiting for for the past year.

The first day was Friday. It was a fast day. The weather was exactly like our mood without cheese and butter...grey. But the castle has some kind of miraculous power over you. As the fog moved from room to room, courtyard to courtyard I began to feel like there is no outside world. Just this castle and the people in it. For dinner Lars and the kitchen crew made some attempts to recreate the infamous grey fish soup. I have to be honest with you all. If the fish soup that Lars made was anything like the previous one I would be surprised. The rest of the night went in the usual company way. People spread all around the castle and having a wonderful time far from anyhting that we call civilisation. Except for the unfortunate dizaine who won the honour of the first night watch. As time passed by people slowly went to their sleeping places to have a fairly cool night.