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Knights at the Devín Castle

On the first Saturday in June, you can transfer to the Renaissance period at Devín Castle

On June 4, the national symbol above the confluence of Moravia and the Danube will attire into the Renaissance shroud and atmosphere.

The Association of Old Martial Arts and Crafts humbly invites all well-born and high-born gentlepeople to the Devín castle in order to get acquainted with the period of the Renaissance, into which the gentlemanliness and gentlewomanliness will be introduced by local knights.


During the whole day, you can have fun with various pastimes, including shooting from a bow or crossbow or throwing knives, riding your kids on a wooden or live horse, but also playing in a children’s corner with various games. There will also be plenty of craft stalls.

With Landsknechts, you can look into the first half of the 16th century, when European battlefields were crossed and accompanied by no less militant women. Many human qualities and the beauty of court Renaissance dance will reveal the story set at the ball. A rare visit, the Saxon ambassador, wants to please all born ladies and is not reluctant to do anything about it. You will also see a satirical, tragically tuned story from the Huguenot Wars in France. The theme for its creation can be found in the episode of the novel Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.

The main point of the whole day program will be a phenomenal knight tournament in a Renaissance dress, in which four knights with their fathers will fight for the favor of the audience in skill tests, but also bold clashes in a knightly duel with the woodpeckers. Come pick your favorite and cheer him up with a loud call!

Set out on a journey through time and visit the Renaissance period in the majestic Devín Castle.


10:00 – opening of the Devín castle
11:00 – opening ceremony with fencing demonstrations and flying of flags
12:00 – “Landsknechts” – cheerful recruitment of belligerent men and women to the dreaded Landsknecht unit
13:00 – folk and court Renaissance dances
14:00 – “Our Daddy” – a story from the Huguenot Wars
15:00 – Renaissance Knights Tournament
16:30 – recital of Renaissance music and poetry performed by the fencing master Peter Koza
17:20 – closing ceremony with fencing and flying of flags
18:00 – closure of Devín Castle for the public