Tolkien Day impressions from Germany

Escaping the Nazgûl
Escaping the Nazgûl

Just some quick shots from the Tolkien Day at Pont (city of Geldern) in Germany. I think we may have set up a new world record on Tolkien-centred events with well over 2,000 visitors but let’s wait for confirmation! I can only say it has been a marvellous event with amazing costumes, great talks and fun entertainments. Kids could work their way through Shelob’s lair, pass hobbit entry exams or storm the walls of Minas Tirith (if I remember correctly, I only barely escaped!) Truly wonderful. Will be there again next year.

Watch #Mearth come to live

Yes, there is a new hashtag in town because Middle-earth can’t  be used as a hashtag (the hyphen doesn’t work) but we need one.

Pretty glad they did not notice me.

Orcs kidnapping kids. Parents being happy 😉

A labyrinthine garden young hobbits had to get past during their hobbit exams.

Our very own Mithrennaith spreading the good mead.

Bow, arrow and owl. What a hoot!

Tear down those walls!

Amazing tent camps with beautiful details

A lovely village – view from the park to the parish church.

Marcel R. Bülles

Marcel R. Bülles is the author of, a specialist blog centering on worldwide Tolkien fandom, geekdom and research. He works as a freelance translator, journalist and writer and is the founder of the German Tolkien Society as well as a co-founder to RingCon, Europe's formerly biggest fantasy film convention. You can find him in cafés all over the world sipping an espresso blogging, writing, reading. At one point he was married to an extremely lovely French lady by the nickname of Sauron. Yes, that Sauron. He is also active with the International Tolkien Fellowship on Facebook and the Tolkien Folk on Instagram.