CORONATION FESTIVAL 2015

The event shows authentic coronation ceremony of 18 kings and queens who were crowned in Bratislava. The king gets from the Archbishop St. Stephen’s crown along with other coronation insignia: the sword, cloak, orb and scepter. After the coronation the king dubs knights of the Golden Spur Order and swears to maintain the integrity of the country on the coronation hill. The coronation ceremony is staged according to historical documents. It’s performed by about 150 actors in period costumes. The event is accompanied by the Bratislava Historical Craft Fair, Historic Fair of the Free Royal Towns, oxen roasting, The Blue Frankish Wine Festival and the event of pouring 500 liters of wine to the fountain. Coronation commemorative tokens are scattered during the coronation ceremony. You will experience the traditional Blue Frankish Wine Festival, the drink of the kings and Vienna court and also Bratislava Historical Craft Fair.

 

2015 Coronation Festivities Program

June 26, 2015

2:00 – 10:00 P.M. – Historical Crafts Fair – Hviezdoslavove Square

2:00 – 10:00 P.M. – Blaufränkisch (Lemberger) Wine Festival — Primaciálne Square

3:00 – 4:00 – 5:00 – 6:00 P.M.  – “Bratislava in the Times of the Emperor Charles VI” – guided walking tours (in Slovak) through the historical center of Bratislava – beginning at Justi Hall in the Primate’s Palace

 

5:00 P.M. – “New Discoveries regarding Royal Coronations in Bratislava” – lecture – Dr. Géza Pálffy DSc. – Musical Drawing Room at Bratislava Castle

6:00 P.M. Kuruc Military Camp – Panská Street – city walls by St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Holocaust Monument

 

June 27, 2015

9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. – Exhibition “Coronation Bratislava in the Context of the War of the Spanish Succession”–   Primate’s Palace – Justi Hall

10:00 – 11:00 – 12: A.M. 00 – 1:00 P.M. “Bratislava in the Times of the Emperor Charles VI” – guided walking tours (in Slovak) through the historical center of Bratislava – beginning at Justi Hall in the Primate’s Palace

9:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. — Historical Crafts Fair – Hviezdoslavove Square

9:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. — Kuruc Military Camp – Panská Street – city walls by the St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Holocaust Monument

9:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. – Blaufränkisch (Lemberger) Wine Festival — Primaciálne Square

9:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. – Historical Children’s Area (merry-go-round, shooting gallery, bouncing castle, minting of coins, knight’s tournament for children) –Hviezdoslavove Square

9:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. Ox Roasting – Hviezdoslavove Square

9:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. – Presentation of the Free Royal Towns – Hviezdoslavove Square

10:00 – 11:00 A.M. – Street Battles of the Kuruc and Labanc Troops – streets of the Old Town

11:00 – 11:40 A.M. – Re-enactment of Battles of the War of the Spanish Succession – Hviezdoslavove Square

3:00 P.M. – Coronation Parade and Carrying of Coronation Insignia from Bratislava Castle, along Zámocká Street, Kapucínska Street, Hurbanovo Square, Michalská Street, Ventúrska Street, Panská Street, Radničná Street 

4:00 P.M. – Coronation Ceremony of Charles VI as King of Hungary – Hlavné (Main) Square

5:45 P.M. – Coronation Parade and Throwing of Coronation Tokens from Hlavné (Main) Square, Františkánske Square, Františkánska Street, Uršulínska Street

6:00 P.M. – Appointment of the Knights of the Order the Golden Spur — Primaciálne Square

6:15 P.M. – Ceremonial Imperial Toast at the Blaufränkisch (Lemberger) Wine Festival — Primaciálne Square

6:40 P.M. – Coronation Oath – Hviezdoslavove Square

6:50 P.M. – Coronation Hill – Hviezdoslavove Square

7:00 P.M. – Coronation Feast – Hviezdoslavove Square

7:00 P.M. – Folk Festivities (historical music and dances) – Hviezdoslavove Square

8:00 P.M. – Ceremonial Opening of the Wine Fountain – Vtáčia fontána (Birds’Fountain) – Ventúrska Street

9:45 P.M. – Fireworks – Hviezdoslavove Square

 

June 28, 2015

10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. Exhibition “Coronation Bratislava in the Context of the War of the Spanish Succession”–   Primate’s Palace – Justi Hall

2:00 – 3:00 – 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. – “Bratislava in the Times of the Emperor Charles VI” – guided walking tours (in Slovak) through the historical center of Bratislava – beginning at Justi Hall in the Primate’s Palace

10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. – Historical Crafts Fair – Hviezdoslavove Square

10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. – Historical Children’s Area – Hviezdoslavove Square

10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M – Blaufränkisch (Lemberger) Wine Festival — Primaciálne Square

10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. – Kuruc Military Camp – Panská Street – city walls by St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Holocaust Monument

4:00 P.M. – Performance and Re-enactment of the Execution of the Rebel Juraj Jánošík (1713) – Hviezdoslavove Square

5:30 P.M. – Baroque Dances and Historical Music – Hviezdoslavove Square

6:00 P.M. – Re-enactment of Anti-Turkish Battles of Eugene of Savoy – Liberation of Hungary from the Turks (1683-1699; 1716-1718) — Hviezdoslavove Square

7:00 P.M. – Coronation Millionaire – Hviezdoslavove Square

 

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