The renovation work in the old Fronfeste in the Imhofgasse was completed in good time before the start of the Frundsberg Festival. The Frundsberg Festring has now moved into two rooms on the ground floor of the building. There is a room for the archives as well as a multi-purpose room which will be used for ticket sales in the years in which the Frundsberg Festival is held, thus creating more office space.
The Mayor of Mindelheim, Dr. Stephan Winter (second from the right) handed over the symbolic keys of the building to Hermann Schuster (Frundsberg Festring), Herbert Kugler (Schlaraffia) and Dr. Manfred Schmid (Freundeskreis Alt Mindelheim), whose organisations will occupy rooms on the top floor.
Book & Stamps
The new book “Anna von Lodron” by Dr. Reinhard Baumann, which was recently presented in the Sylvestersaal in Mindelheim, is now available for sale in the office of the Frundsberg Festring, the office of the local newspaper (Mindelheimer Zeitung) and in the bookshops.
ISBN 978-3-1030-0846-7 Price: 27 EUR
The special stamps with the poster motif, issued to mark the Frundsberg Festival, can be purchased in the Frundsberg Festival Office (Festbüro). The money earned from the sales of this stamp will be used to finance the advertising campaign for the Frundsberg Festival 2015. Minimum purchase of 20 stamps (see below).
On Friday, March 27, 2015, 8 pm, Dr. Reinhard Baumann presents his latest book “Anna von Lodron” in the Silvestersaal in Mindelheim.
Anna von Lodron – the second wife of Georg von Frundsberg. In contrast to the common image of the woman of her day, Anna von Lodron was more than just a lady patiently waiting in a castle for her husband to return from battle.
She has been personified in the Frundsberg Festival for many years – as in 2015. On the basis of research by Dr. Reinhard Baumann, Anna von Lodron will be portrayed in a new light in this year's festival.
Anna von Lodron was impressed by the new ideas being spread by Martin Luther and opened up the way for the Reformation in Mindelheim. She was in no way a typical 16th century noblewoman. Dr. Reinhard Baumann’s new biography portrays many facets of a self-confident, active woman who was involved in several important decisions.
The author and the managers of the Frundsberg Festring Mindelheim e.V. will be happy to welcome you to this function.
Carola Bodanowitz and Veronika Vogt of “Legno Sonoro” will provide the accompanying music.
Bavaria´s Minister for Economic Affairs has agreed to act as patroness for the Frundsberg Festival 2015.
A delegation from Mindelheim went to Munich to express their personal thanks to Ilse Aigner, the Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs for taking on this obligation. The Mayor of Mindelheim, Dr. Stephan Winter, the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of the Frundsberg Festring Mindelheim e.V., Hermann Schuster and Norbert Sliwockyj and the portrayers of Georg von Frundsberg and his wife, Hannes und Brigitte Weber made up the small delegation, which received a warm welcome in the Ministry of Economics. They were joined in Munich by the State Secretary Franz Pschierer.
Ilse Aigner was delighted by the “magnificent costumes” and is looking forward to visiting Mindelheim on June 29 to watch the festival pageant. She was honoured to be invited to act as the patroness for the Frundsberg Festival.
Stamp issued to mark the Frundsberg Festival 2015
These self-adhesive stamps are now available in sheets of 20 in the Frundsberg Festival office (Festbüro).
Purchase tickets for the Frundsberg Festival 2015 for Christmas.
All tickets for concerts, pageants and “Altstadtfest” are now available in the Frundsberg Festival office (Festbüro).
Friday: 2pm to 5 pm Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm Monday: 11 am to 3 pm Tuesday: 11 am to 3 pm
Special Exhibition Frundsberg Festival
On November 1 and 2, 2014, the Fotoclub Mindelheim will hold a special exhibition of photos in the Forum Mindelheim including a special exhibition to mark the Frundsberg Festival.
The exhibition of the best 150 photos taken by club members during the last two years and the special Frundsberg Festival exhibition will be open on Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. On both days, a beamer presentation will be shown in the Forum from 1pm onwards.
September 10, 2014 Publication of the central motif for the Frundsberg Festival 2015. Again, th "golden F" is the logo selected to present the coming festival, combined with a beautiful motif of the courtly retinue of Emperor Maximilian I.
The young maid of honour radiates the charisma which characterises all the facets of this historic festival. Her warm, charming and inviting smile absolutely imolores visitors to discover the magnificent pageants, the romantic historical evenings in the old town, the theatrical performances the concerts and the markets. Among the special highlights are the appearances of Georg on Frundsberg with his troop of "landsknechts".
Magical flags 07.06.2012 A special surprise arranged by the organizers awaits the visitors of the second Frundsberg Festival weekend: For the first time since 15 years the Sbandieratori Sansepolcro will be again in Mindelheim. The traditional flagwavers will present their program on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (July 6-July 8) on the Marienplatz as well as during the pageant. In order to get attuned, just watch the short video on Youtube.
Programme in German language; new opening hours of Main office 17.03.2012 The programme as well as the town map indicating all camps and venues (both in German language) have been edited. An English version will follow in the near future.
Honorary Patron of the Frundsberg Festival 2012 01.03.2012 It is a well-kept tradition of the organisers of the Frundsberg Festival to invite a Honorary Patron. This year, the role was accepted by the Bavarian Minister of the Internal, Joachim Herrmann. A small delegation consisting of the mayor, the state secretary of Finance, the chairman and vice-chairman of the Frundsberg Festival as well as the chief characters (Georg von Frundsberg and Anna von Lodron), visited the Minister in his office in Munich to thank him. Herrmann emphasised that he is really looking forward to witness the Festival he had heard of so much already. He showed himself quite impressed by the elaborate historical garments of his visitors. The minister will be in Mindelheim for the historical pageant on July 1st, 2012.
Invitation to the Frundsberg Festival 20.12.2011 The pictorial invitation for the Frundsberg Festival illustrating its diversity is out now. Please feel free to discover for yourself in the attached PDF-file. Just click on the foto on the left and enjoy.
Welcome to our new website! 03.12.2011 We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. Here you will be able to find all necessary information at one click. Make sure to keep up with our latest news and events. Find out more about the Festival, the historical background and the association. And last but not least, take benefit from our services for visitors and the press.
Make sure to take a look around and explore the features of our new website. See you next year at the Festival!
The golden F 18.11.2011 The official design for the Frundsberg Festival 2012 has been revealed. The image combines the unique character of the Festival with a distinctive design. The inserted "golden F" serves both as a frame and a link between the combative subject of the photo and the more sophisticated aspects of a historical festival such as concerts, plays or the artistry of craftsmen.