Battle of Bratislava


On 1 October 2022, the cultural and historical festival Battle of Bratislava will take place in the Janko Kráľ Garden in Bratislava. The main part of its programme will be a reconstruction of a military clash from the first half of the 17th century set in the environment of historical Hungary.

As always, you can look forward to a historical camp, demonstrations of period life, regimental demonstrations, a period parade through the Old Town and, of course, the Battle of Bratislava – a reconstruction of a Baroque military clash from 1620. In this edition we will move back in time to 1620 – it will be a reconstruction of the battle, or rather a short siege, which took place in front of the city gates on 8 October 1620.

The armies of the rebellious Bohemian states were already heading for inevitable defeat in the famous Battle of White Mountain, and Gabriel Bethlen’s rebellion was also losing momentum at that time. Therefore, the imperial commander Dampierre attempted a surprise raid to seize Bratislava, then Presburg, still controlled by Bethlen’s men. The fight lasted from early morning until four o’clock in the afternoon. Imperial soldiers fired against the city walls, and Dampierre himself made three sorties at the head of the assault group. In the last attack, however, he was struck by a fatal bullet and his mercenaries were forced to retreat all the way to Vienna.

The *main part of the event* – the reconstruction of the battle *takes place at 16:00* and the accompanying programme lasts from 10:00:

10:00 Opening of the festival

13:00 Period parade through the Old Town

15:00 Demonstrations of military manoeuvres

16:00 Battle reconstruction

The event is organized by the historical fencing groups* Banderium and** Manu Forti **from Bratislava*.

Admission to the event is free.

Place: Janka Kráľa Sad, Petržalka, Bratislava
Date: Saturday, 01 October 2022
Start: from 10:00 – 19:00
Free admission

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