The Bridal Pageant

The bride’s magnificent entry into the town, as reported by chroniclers, is reenacted
in a pageant with over 2000 participants. Dressed in the gorgeous
raiment of the period the wedding guests from Poland and Germany make
their way through the town. The Emperor, the Elector, princes and counts, but
also ambassadors, the town’s elders, camp followers, mercenaries and beggar
folk follow the bride. The Late Middle Ages reveal the elegance and pomp
of the period. In 1475 the procession moved to St. Martin’s Church, where
the Archbishop of Salzburg conducted the wedding ceremony. Nowadays the
wedding procession is hailed by the enthusiastic “hallo” cries of thousands of
spectators.

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