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The Siege of Hallwyl Castle by the Confederates!

Location Hallwyl AG
Customer Museum Aargau
Date May 2015
occasion Exhibition at the castle
Key data 5x Landsknechts 4.5 x 4.5m with two passes

Our contribution

In the year 2009, the Museum Aargau had ordered a knightly yurt at the Lenzburg for us. This yurt is used by the exhibition team of the museum again and again for exhibitions and according to the theme, re-staged.

In March 2015 we received again a request from the Museum Aargau, for an exhibition at the Hallwyl Castle. The idea was to set up tents in several places in the castle, in which the individual themes of a siege for the visitors can be illustrated. At the castle, however, we only had limited space available and with the Landsknecht of the size 4.5 x 4.5m, we pushed something to our limits. We therefore had to search with the customer for a more optimal solution.

We also offered them the self-supporting bazaar stallswho manage with much less bracing. However, the Museum Aargau then decided for the Landsknecht but simply with two entrances. The visitors can thus be guided through the tents in a round trip and we use the remaining space for the bracing.

Because these Tent types with side poles actually rather suitable for short use, great emphasis was placed on the material and the bracing. We put the tent cover out of the Extra strong blended fabric 420 And anchored everywhere with sturdy iron herring.

A visit to the Hallwyl Castle is worthwhile!


More about the knight tents

Information about the exhibition and the customer

Fire in the roof! The Bernese are attacking!

Under the seasonal theme "The Confederates are coming! Experiencing Stories about the Aargau fateful year 1415 "at the locations of the Museum Aargau, various exhibitions are dedicated to the topic. The new annual theme exhibition in various parts of Hallwyl Castle tells of war, siege and military tactics in the late Middle Ages.

1415 was the year in which the Bernese took the Aagrau together with the Swiss in no time. While most cities surrendered without a fight, the lords of Hallwyl prepared for the fight. There was a siege in which part of the castle burned and the besieged had to surrender. In the exhibition 6 tents show the military aspects of 1415. What did a siege mean for defenders and attackers? Which weapons were used, which siege types existed and how were the wounded supplied? These and other exciting topics are contents of the tent exhibition.

Exhibition of the 2. June to 31. October 2015

Source: Museum Aargau


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