The Palace Games of Visegrád

7-8-9. July 2017

The Palace Games of Visegrád

The International Palace Games of Visegrád is the largest medieval festival in Hungary, held annually at the second weekend of July. The 3-day event is meant to reach a wide international public with its diversified programmes: performances and shows of Hungarian and foreign participants - hundreds of re-enactors, musicians, dancers, comedians and jugglers - in a uniquely authentic environment. The long-term impact of the famous royal meeting in Visegrád in 1335 proved the significance of Central European cooperation and our aim is to present a vivid example of it by promoting the importance of our historical and cultural heritage. Since 1985 the Palace Games of Visegrád has been a reminder of this exemplary consensus by strengthening and developing the cultural cooperation among the nations. Thus, the participants of the festival arrive from all V4 countries, as well as Italy, Germany, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Austria.

The spectacular tournaments of infantrymen and mounted knights are held at the original tournament field of the royal palace together with dance performances, flag-throwing shows, medieval games, live chess and falconry displays. Several festival programmes take place in the authentic rooms and suites, and in the wonderful renaissance garden of the palace, which helps you get a very special insight into the life of a once so splendid royal residence. At the other venues of the festival area you can listen to period music, join the medieval dance performances, cheer your favourite knight on at the historical duels, have fun by watching the puppet theatres and street comedies, or simply walk around the busy and colourful medieval market.

Come and be part of this real one-of-a-kind event which presents you and your family a very special blend of history, spectacle and fun!

Photo gallery

Tournaments

Friday, 7 July 2017

14:30-15:00 Royal Parade on Main Street 

15:00-15:50 Tournament of Casimir, king of Poland

16:30-17:00 Medieval Ball Game*

17:00-18:20 Tournament of Charles I, king of Hungary

20:30-21:00 Torchlight Parade on Main Street

21:00-21:50 Tournament of John, King of Bohemia


Saturday, 8 July 2017

10:30-11:00 Royal Parade on Main Street 

11:00-11:50 Tournament of Casimir, king of Poland

13:30-14:00 Human Chess*

14:00-15:20 Tournament of Charles I, king of Hungary 

17:00-18:20 Tournament of Charles I, king of Hungary 

20:30-21:00 Torchlight Parade on Main Street

21:00-21:50 Tournament of John, King of Bohemia


Sunday, 9 July 2017

10.30-11:00 Royal Parade on Main Street 

11:00-11:50 Tournament of Casimir, king of Poland

13:30-14:30 Archers' Contest* 

14:30-15:50 Tournament of Charles I, king of Hungary

17:00-18:20 Tournament of Charles I, king of Hungary


* The Medieval ball game on Friday, the Human chess on Saturday and the Archers’ contest on Sunday can be visited with the ticket of the following knight tournament.

Ticket information

Daily ticket

Above 14 years: 1.000 HUF
Under 14 years: free
The daily ticket includes access to all venues and programs of the festival area excluding the knights’ tournaments.

Tickets for the knights' tournaments

Tournament of Casimir, king of Poland

Open stand:
adult: 2.000 HUF; children (6-14 years): 500 HUF

Covered stand:
adult: 3.000 HU; children (6-14 years): 1.000 HUF

Tournament of Charles, king of Hungary

Open stand:       
adult: 2.500 HUF, children (6-14 years): 500 HUF

Covered stand:  
adult: 3.500 HUF, children (6-14 years): 1.000 HUF

Tournament of John, king of Bohemia

Open/covered stand:      
adult: 2.000 HUF, children (6-14 years): 500 HUF

For children under 6 the entry to the knights’ tournaments is free of charge!

Season ticket

Family: 18.000 HUF (2 adults + max 4 children between 6-14 years)

Adult: 6.000 HUF (above 14 years)

Children: 3.000 HUF (between 6-14 years)

The season ticket can be used on all three days of the festival. It is valid for 1 Tournament of Charles, king of Hungary and for 3 other kinds of tournaments for the covered stand.

Tickets for the knights’ tournaments can be purchased at the entry gates of the festival area or in advance on internet at www.jegy.hu/venue/visegradi-nemzetkozi-palotajatekok

Internet ticket and season ticket holders get the daily ticket gratis!

More information
e-mail: info@visitvisegrad.hu
tel: +36 26 397 188