Rytieri na Devíne
Rytieri na Devíne

Knights at Devín

  • 03.08.2024 - 07.09.2024
  • Bratislava events today, What to do in Bratislava
  • 6 - 12

The popular event Knights on Devín returns to Bratislava this summer, this time you can admire the knightly duels and times past on August 3 and September 7, 2024 on Devín.

We invite you to a real journey in time – after all, we will be transported from one period to another by about 1400 years!

Programme:

10.00 a.m. – Opening of the gates of Devín Castle

11.00 a.m. – Exercise of Roman legionaries

Demonstration of combat readiness of the Roman legion, exercises on commands, throwing a spear – pill. You will see the “tortoise” and different types of soldiers and their armament.

12.00 – Presentation of Turkish archers

What is the history of Turkish archery and its basic techniques? This will be demonstrated by individuals and the whole unit of archers.

13.00 – Ancient dances

Dances stylized to the environment of ancient Rome, such as might have been performed at Roman festivals or temple ceremonies.

14.00 – Hungarian Simplicissimus

A story based on a Renaissance autobiographical novel by a young man who lived in Slovakia in the 17th century and experienced various adventures there.

15,00 – Magic Window

A hilarious and witty magician who will entertain young and old alike.

16.00 – Hungarian Knight Tournament

A jousting tournament organised at the conclusion of peace with the Ottoman Empire. A story inspired by the authentic events of the establishment of the so-called “Peace of Zittau”, which was concluded by the Palatine Thurzo.

The individual participants of the tournament have their prefigurements in real historical personalities of Hungarian history. However, the confrontation of different cultures does not remain only with the peaceful measurement of strength in the individual equestrian and infantry disciplines.

5.30 p.m. – Recital of contemporary music, prose and poetry

A selection of prose and poetry performed by fencing master Peter Koza, accompanied by live music from the period.

6.30 pm – Closing ceremony

full of fencing duels, dancing and flags flying

19.00 – Closing of the event and closing of the castle

Place: Devín Castle
Date: Saturday, August 3 , 2024 and September 07, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Entrance: 6 – 12 €

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