Medvedgrad is going back in time! The Medieval Days at Medvednica are about to begin

Once a year, every October, a magical thing happens in Medvednica mountain. With sunrise, the fortified town of Medvedgrad suddenly goes back in time. The knights start setting up their forts, sharpening their swords, starting a fire for food, and preparing for a long battle ahead.

 

Somewhere around 11 a.m., you will join them. You will go through their weapons, bows, crossbows, maces, halberds, spears, swords, flags… and make sure everything is sharp and ready. Once the whole army of knights is set, the battle may begin.

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In the middle of the many battles, another legend will be awakened. Black Queen will appear… but don’t let her beauty put a spell on you and fool you. She has all kinds of tricks up her sleeve.

 

 

Once you finally catch some breath from a long day of battles, you will visit the calligraphic workshop where the masters will show you how to do hand lettering. Your name and the name of all the brave knights will be written on an old paper.

 

Medieval days, Photo: Krešimir Bajs, Archives of the Medvednica Nature Park Public Institution

 

After that, you will head to the blacksmith’s workshop and learn how all the weapons you use today were made.

 

 

At this point, all you are missing is the maps so you can join other knights in many matches of medieval board games. Make sure you win… our dear brave knight…

 

Medieval days, Photo: Krešimir Bajs, Archives of the Medvednica Nature Park Public Institution

 

And when you’ve mastered all these skills, only then will you go get your knight token, which you’ll keep until next year.

 

Medieval days, Photo: Krešimir Bajs, Archives of the Medvednica Nature Park Public Institution

 

The XVI (16.) Medieval Days on Medvednica festival will be held from September 30 to October 1st  at the Medvedgrad Visitor Center in the Medvednica Nature Park and the program will last from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The ticket prices are the same as the entrance fee to the Medvedgrad Visitor Center and you can view them here.

 

We hope you will enjoy this experience and see you there 🙂

 

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