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Knights at Devín

On  31. 8. 2019 from 10 AM to 6:30 PM  a traditional event at Devin Castle full of martial arts and crafts demonstrations will be held.

Program

  • 10:00 – Opening of the Devín castle
  • 11:00 – Opening ceremony full of fencing and displays of skill of the elite of the Ottoman Classical Army – the feared Janissaries
  • 12:00 – “Heroes of the Ottoman-Hungarian wars” – an emotive but action-packed recollection picturing the historical events that formed the fate of our country, as well as a commemoration of figures that should not fade into obscurity
  • 13:00 – Oriental dance
  • 14:00 – “My Papa” – when a man changes his conviction faster than his coat
  • 15:00 – A recital of Rennaissance, Hungarian and Turkish music and poetry
  • 16:00 – Knights‘ Tournament of the Kingdom of Hungary – which includes  not only tests of skill between the Hungarian knights, but also a confrontation of their abilities with visitors from the Ottoman Empire
  • 17:15 –“About The Terribly Beautiful Princess” – a puppet theatre for children
  • 18:30 – Closing ceremony – fencing performance
  • 19:00 – Closing of the castle gates

During the day it would be possible to refresh yourself in an Oriental tea house, shoot in a historical shooting yard, let your children ride real or wooden horse, make them participate in a children knights tournament, make their of cup on a pallet or buy some trifle in the stands of artisans.

Admission free: basic 8 €, reduced 4 €, family 15 €
Admission fee and products of the artisans is payable by cash only. Note – dogs are not allowed to enter the national cultural monument of castle Devin.

All events at Devin Castle can be found HERE.

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