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Leonardo da Vinci – The invention wizard!

Château du Hohlandsbourg
Route des Cinq Chateaux
68920 Wintzenheim
Château du Hohlandsbourg
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Discover the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci: breathtaking shows and fights, educational and creative workshops for young and old.

Come discover the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci, this multi-talented genius, symbol of Renaissance thinking and progress.

At 11am, 3pm and 5pm: GRAND SHOW!
Bayard, the fearless and irreproachable knight!
Live the adventures of Knight Bayard and feel the sound of swords clashing together. Was knighthood slowly fading out with the arrival of firearms? Not necessarily! Two worlds confront one another in a surging epic filled with great words and breath-taking battles!
Funny, action-packed … a show for both the young and old!

Runs continuously all day.
1. Educational and participative workshops for the whole family.
- Leonardo da Vinci, engineer, scientist and inventor
Leonardo da Vinci, a genius engineer and pioneer for his time, is known for his fabulous machines which greatly inspired many modern inventors.
Admire the multiple recreated machine models (motor boat, battle tank, aerial screw, flying machines, etc) and try to understand and gauge the complexity of these machines by Leonardo da Vinci, and see how he managed to overcome all the difficulties he encountered.
At 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm – lasts 45 minutes

- Leonardo da Vinci, artist
Scientific progress was beneficial to Leonardo da Vinci and other painters of the Renaissance who were experimenting with new techniques.
Learn about his artistic background based on mastering various techniques: linear perspectives and proportions, the sfumato effects, the clear-obscure and the chemistry of blending pigments, etc.
Test the concept of the camera obscura, the ancestor of the camera.

2. The mystery of the Mona Lisa
Brain-twister: Activate the machine mechanisms and unravel the mystery of the Mona Lisa.

3. Games
Have fun with reproductions of unusual and audacious machines, like the tank, the bicycle and the catapult!
Invent your own machine using wooden blocks.

4. Creative workshops
Scale model of a parachute, painting by numbers of the Mona Lisa, crown and a necklace.
Entertainment provided by: Armédia
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Languages spoken : Français Allemand Anglais

Catering on spot: Drinks, Yes, Food for groups, Food for individuals

Practical services: Group reception, Shops /Sale of goods, Open to individual clients

Animals accepted: Yes, under certain conditions

Facilities: Terrasse, Toilets

Venue of the event: Château du Hohlandsbourg

Route des Cinq Chateaux
68920 Wintzenheim

Tél : 03 89 30 10 20
Fax : 03 89 30 10 21
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Distance and name of nearest railway station (km): 15 km - Colmar

Accessibility: Can be accessed by car except in winter, With a pram/young children, By bike, By mountain bike, Through a small sealed road, On a route that is accessible by bus

from the 07/07/2019 to the 09/07/2019
from the 11/07/2019 to the 25/08/2019

Opening hours: 10:.00 am - 7:.00 pm - except Saturdays and 10 July

Marketing method: From the owner, Reservations at the Tourist Office

Prices (events, products, etc.): Children Under 6: free
6 to 17 year olds: € 7
Adult: € 9.50
Family (2 adults, and 2 children - 6 to 17 year olds): € 28

Period of validity

from the 07/07/2019 to the 09/07/2019
from the 11/07/2019 to the 25/08/2019

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