Bratislava Coronation Days 2017

We shall commemorate the glourious past of Bratislava this year with a series of events, lasting from 10 to 17 June 2017. Together with Austria and Hungary, Bratislava will take part in celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Maria Theresa, one of the most famous people in the history, who was crowned in Bratislava in 1741.

Under the auspices of the Municipality of the Capital City of Bratislava, and in cooperation with municipal institutions Bratislava Culture and Information Center (BKIS), Bratislava Tourist Board, Bratislava City Gallery, Bratislava City Museum, The Bratislava City Library, Bratislava City Archive, the city of Bratislava prepares varied programme of different genres for diverse audiences with the coronation theme.

Residents and visitors to the city will be able to enjoy the coronation atmosphere through cultural events, theater performances, concerts of sacred music, worship, period music and games.

Those interested in finding out more about the history of the coronation will be able to receive regular guided tours in English, German and Hungarian organized by the Bratislava Tourist Board’s Tourist Information Center. The route will tour the most important sites associated with the ceremony of coronation of Hungarian rulers and their wives. It will also be the opportunity to learn more about the places associated with the reign of Maria Theresa during which Bratislava went through an unprecedented economic and cultural boom. Furthermore, you will be able participate in an encryption game replicating the coronation route during which the participants move from task to task with the use of QR codes.

A new attraction for the tourists is the Coronation photo-video point, located in the Michael’s tower. In the period-furnished rooms, visitors will be able to take a picture or record a video with costumes and coronation insignia, thus becoming part of the historical scene.

The kids will be able to enjoy workshops, educational activities, try on the costumes and take part in interactive and entertaining programs.

Professional development of the coronation theme will be covered by international scientific conferences and expert discussions in the premises of Bratislava City Archives and The Bratislava City Library. Exhibition with the theme of the coronation will be available for the visitors in Bratislava City Museum and Bratislava City Gallery, which shall also issue thematic publications and prestigious album of prints reproductions of lithographs of Maria Theresa. Bratislava Tourist Board is preparing a leaflet about the coronation for the public.

PROGRAMME

  • great food on the Main square (Hlavné námestie)
  • Blaufränkisch Festival on the Primate’s Square (Primaciálne námestie)
  • during the whole week (10 – 17 June) there will be tours (in English, German and Hungarian) presenting Bratislava as a coronation city – beginning at 3 pm at the Tourist Information Centre
  • St. Martin’s Cathedral will host the requiem for Maria Theresa
  • unique photo-video point in the Michael’s Tower where you will have the chance to take a photo as a king or a queen – come to the opening ceremony on Sunday, 11th June, at 2 pm
  • lots of fun during the big coronation parade full of kings, queens and a knight tournament on Saturday, June 17
  • and many more events during the week, such as workshop for kids, fencing performances and baroque dance performances

FRIDAY 9 June 2017

Blaufränkisch and Bratislava Wine Festival – Primate’s Square – from 5 pm
Photo stand, minting of coins, engraving of names

SATURDAY 10 June 2017

Bratislava Coronation Walks – Tourist Information Centre, Klobučnícka 2 – 3 pm
In English, German and Hungarian.
Route: Primate’s Square – Main Square – Michael’s Street – Kapitulská Street – Rudnayovo Square (St. Martin’s Cathedral) – Beblavého Street – Bratislava Castle.
Tour lasts 90 minutes.

Family programme at the Gallery of the City of Bratislava: Coronation Studio – Pálffy Palace, Panská 19 (in case of a nice weather in front of the palace) – 3 pm
Create a royal crown with your kids directly on the street.  Who do you prefer? Hungarian, Czech, Austrian or Emperor?
Free entrance, no reservation

Portraits from the Coronation of Kings and Queens on the Walls – Narrow alley at the city walls (near the castle) – from 4 pm

Coronation Concert – Main Square – 5 pm
Performing: City of Bratislava Choir, Cappella Istropolitana – Bratislava chamber orchestra, Ladislav Holásek – conductor, Martina Masaryková – soprano, Terézia Kružliaková – alto, Martin Gyimesi – tenor, Martin  Mikuš – bass

SUNDAY 11 June 2017

CHOREA International Dance Festival – Open Air GALA – Open scene on the bank of the Danube

Blaufränkisch and Bratislava Wine Festival – Primate’s Square – from 6:30 pm
Photo stand, minting of coins, engraving of names

Grand Opening of the Coronation Photo Video Point – Michael’s Tower – 2 pm

Bratislava Coronation Walks – Tourist Information Centre, Klobučnícka 2 – 3 pm
In English, German and Hungarian.
Route: Primate’s Square – Main Square – Michael’s Street – Kapitulská Street – Rudnayovo Square (St. Martin’s Cathedral) – Beblavého Street – Bratislava Castle.
Tour lasts 90 minutes.

Invitation to the Bratislava Coronation Ceremony 2017 by the TOSTABUR Historical Group – Primate’s Square – 5 pm
Route: Main Square – Kostolná Street –Primate’s Square – Uršulínska Street – Laurinská Street – Panská Street – Fishermen’s Gate –Hviezdoslavovo Square – Ventúrska Street – Sedlárska Street – Main Square

MONDAY 12 June 2017

Bratislava Coronation Walks – Tourist Information Centre, Klobučnícka 2 – 3 pm
In English, German and Hungarian.
Route: Primate’s Square – Main Square – Michael’s Street – Kapitulská Street – Rudnayovo Square (St. Martin’s Cathedral) – Beblavého Street – Bratislava Castle.
Tour lasts 90 minutes.

Invitation to the Bratislava Coronation Ceremony 2017 by the TOSTABUR Historical Group – Primate’s Square – 5 pm
Route: Main Square – Kostolná Street –Primate’s Square – Uršulínska Street – Laurinská Street – Panská Street – Fishermen’s Gate –Hviezdoslavovo Square – Ventúrska Street – Sedlárska Street – Main Square

Maria Theresia – Voice of Monarchy – Klarisky Concert Hall – 7 pm
Concert of a cappella man choir’ s music of W.A.Mozart, L.Janacek, B.Bartok, E. von Dohnanyi and others. DANUBIUS OCTET SINGERS – slovak a cappella men’s group. Daniel Simandl – conductor. Božidara Turzonovová – leading slovak actress

TUESDAY 13 June 2017

Bratislava Coronation Walks – Tourist Information Centre, Klobučnícka 2 – 3 pm
In English, German and Hungarian.
Route: Primate’s Square – Main Square – Michael’s Street – Kapitulská Street – Rudnayovo Square (St. Martin’s Cathedral) – Beblavého Street – Bratislava Castle.
Tour lasts 90 minutes.

Invitation to the Bratislava Coronation Ceremony 2017 by the TOSTABUR Historical Group – Primate’s Square, Tourist Information Centre – 5 pm
Route: Main Square – Kostolná Street –Primate’s Square – Uršulínska Street – Laurinská Street – Panská Street – Fishermen’s Gate –Hviezdoslavovo Square – Ventúrska Street – Sedlárska Street – Main Square

WEDNESDAY 14 June 2017

Mysterien der Kunst: Maria Theresia in den Sammlungen der Galerie der Stadt Bratislava – Mirbach Palast, Františkánske nám. 11 – 14 Uhr
Maria Theresas Werke aus den Sammlungen der Galerie der Stadt Bratislava werden von unseren Kuratoren Jana Luková und Patrícia Ballx offenbart. Sie präsentieren die Gemälde und Grafikblätter, auf denen Maria Theresia aus einer Vielzahl von Perspektiven gefangen wird: von offiziellen Porträts über Bilder mit mythologischer oder christlicher Allegorie bis hin zu kurzlebigen historischen Szenen. Keine Reservierung notwendig

Bratislava Coronation Walks – Tourist Information Centre, Klobučnícka 2 – 3 pm
In English, German and Hungarian.
Route: Primate’s Square – Main Square – Michael’s Street – Kapitulská Street – Rudnayovo Square (St. Martin’s Cathedral) – Beblavého Street – Bratislava Castle.
Tour lasts 90 minutes.

Invitation to the Bratislava Coronation Ceremony 2017 by the TOSTABUR Historical Group – Primate’s Square – 5 pm
Route: Main Square – Kostolná Street –Primate’s Square – Uršulínska Street – Laurinská Street – Panská Street – Fishermen’s Gate –Hviezdoslavovo Square – Ventúrska Street – Sedlárska Street – Main Square

“Musica Litera – Coronation in Bratislava” – Main square – 7 pm
A musical and literary presentation.

“Five Seasons” Concert – Zichy Palace – 7 pm

THURSDAY 15 June 2017

Bratislava Coronation Walks – Tourist Information Centre, Klobučnícka 2 – 3 pm
In English, German and Hungarian.
Route: Primate’s Square – Main Square – Michael’s Street – Kapitulská Street – Rudnayovo Square (St. Martin’s Cathedral) – Beblavého Street – Bratislava Castle.
Tour lasts 90 minutes.

Baroque Pastime – Bratislava Castle – 4 pm
Performances of Baroque dances, music, presentation of material culture by Fringia.

Invitation to the Bratislava Coronation Ceremony 2017 by the TOSTABUR Historical Group – Primate’s Square – 5 pm
Route: Main Square – Kostolná Street –Primate’s Square – Uršulínska Street – Laurinská Street – Panská Street – Fishermen’s Gate –Hviezdoslavovo Square – Ventúrska Street – Sedlárska Street – Main Square

Jakub Nvota: Just Another Miracle, a miraculous coronation play  – Main Square or Old Market (Stará tržnica) in case of bad weather – 8:30 pm
Early premiere. Starring: Z.Kyzeková, D. Mackovičová, A. Mojžišová, J.Ružička/J.Nvota, Š. Martinovič, Š.Richtárech, P.Buoci/M.Melo

FRIDAY 16 June 2017

Bratislava Coronation Walks – Tourist Information Centre, Klobučnícka 2 – 3 pm
In English, German and Hungarian.
Route: Primate’s Square – Main Square – Michael’s Street – Kapitulská Street – Rudnayovo Square (St. Martin’s Cathedral) – Beblavého Street – Bratislava Castle.
Tour lasts 90 minutes.

Invitation to the Bratislava Coronation Ceremony 2017 by the TOSTABUR Historical Group – Primate’s Square – 5 pm
Route: Main Square – Kostolná Street –Primate’s Square – Uršulínska Street – Laurinská Street – Panská Street – Fishermen’s Gate –Hviezdoslavovo Square – Ventúrska Street – Sedlárska Street – Main Square

Holy Mass celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Maria Theresa – St. Martin’s Cathedral – 6 pm
In cooperation with the Archdiocese of Bratislava.

SATURDAY 17 June 2017

Courtyard Workshops – remembering Maria Theresa – Old Town Hall Courtyard – from 11 am to 4 pm
Arts and crafts workshops

Bratislava Coronation Walks – Tourist Information Centre, Klobučnícka 2 – 3 pm
In English, German and Hungarian.
Route: Primate’s Square – Main Square – Michael’s Street – Kapitulská Street – Rudnayovo Square (St. Martin’s Cathedral) – Beblavého Street – Bratislava Castle.
Tour lasts 90 minutes.

Parade of Two Kings – Bratislava Castle – Main square – 4 pm
Groups performing: Tostabur, Galthilion Dance Group, Saltarello, Fringia, Tormenta, Banderium, Lucretia Dance Groupa, Wagus, Gloria, Elijana and others.

Tour Route: Bratislava Castle – through the Vienna Gate – Palisády Street – Zámocká Street – Kapucínska Street – Župné Square – Michael’s Gate & Michael’s Street – Ventúrska Street – Panská Street – Fishermen’s Gate – Main Square coronation tour ends

Jousting Tournament: Coronation oath by Maria Theresa – Tyršovo nábrežie – 6 pm
Tournament of knights and awarding of the winner by Maria Theresa

Jakub Nvota: Just Another Miracle, a miraculous coronation play  – Main Square – 8:30 pm
Premiere. Starring: Z.Kyzeková, D. Mackovičová, A. Mojžišová, J.Ružička/J.Nvota, Š. Martinovič, Š.Richtárech, P.Buoci/M.Melo

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