The Middle Ages - a dark period of time?
The Middle Ages in the European writing of history is an epoch between the end of Antiquity and beginning of modern age (circa 6th to 15th century). Often the Middle Ages are described as a dark period of time, because of horrible occasions just like the Hundred Years' War, the black death and the crusades. But the Middle Ages also symbolise pioneering developments and innovations: the rise of trade and handicraft, the founding of the first universities as well as the cities' blossoming!
- scale 1:300
- from 7+
- many buildings' parts
The medieval city
Many cities in the Middle Ages developed in advantageous places, just like close to diocesan places, cloisters, river mouthes, transport nodal points or castles. The medieval city normally was constructed circularly and protected by walls against its enemies. The city walls could be closed by gates. So it was assured, that not everyone could enter the city. Important buildings mostly were in the city centre - close to the market square. Here mostly as well were the church, city hall and a fountain. From the market there were many options to leave the city by the main streets. The main streets on the other hand were connected to byways for being able to reach the residential buildings, crafts enterprises on by one.
Experience the medieval city life really vividly!
With our handicraft pattern a medieval city out of stable paper this medieval daily routine becomes something alive. Simple and fast children of an age from 7 years can construct a city in the Middle Ages in a scale of 1:300 and experience it!
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