This Video of How Medieval People Walked Is Oddly Compelling

I cannot believe how soothing I’m finding this video of a German man in full Medieval costume explaining how people used to walk in the Middle Ages, before the advent of fixed-sole shoes.

Advertisement

In this video, via Digg, our instructor is speaking from something called “History Park Bärnau,” which according to its website is “a very special archaeological open-air museum.” The video opens with some very chill footage of re-enactors roaming around like Medieval folks about their Medieval business, and it looks like an incredibly chill situation. The wind blows through leafy trees; birds chirp in the background. No sign of bubonic plague or war or a life expectancy of, what, 30? How nice to feel so relaxed for five minutes!

Senior Editor, Attic Haunter, Jezebel

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

000x000x000
000x000x00

Saw this yesterday and was delighted! I had no idea this guy existed, and it turns out he’s full of wonderful trivia like this! I write a lot of fanfiction for a medieval fantasy series (you can probably guess which one if you know my username) and now I’m going to be devouring his videos so I can be a more accurate writer. What a fantastic thing!