Show-case 10: Food

In the Middle Ages, the food of castle residents was rather simple. Besides groats, pap and porridge, cabbage was the major component of food. However later in the 15th / 16th century, meat consumption increased considerably. Findings of bones of domestic animals and game document what was eaten by the inhabitants of the Eisenberg castle.

- Knife.  Even in later Middle Ages, the use of forks was not common. Metal spoons have not been found in the precincts of the castle Eisenberg either.

 

- Waldglas beaker with prunts.

In Renaissance times, German Waldglas beakers with prunts were popular. Single prunts. i.e.  lumps of glass in shape of a berry, were applied to the glass vessel.

 

- Bottle stopper.  Cylindrical pieces of clay served as a bottle stopper.

- Wine glass. The fragments of this wine-glass were found in the west toilet.