36th International Palace Games of Visegrád

9-10-11. July 2021

36th International 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, exciting contests 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!

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The project „36th International Palace Games of Visegrád” is supported by the International Visegrad Fund under Project ID 22110006.


https://www.visegradfund.org

Visegrad Four project partners

Muzeum Okregowe w Tarnowie (PL) - http://muzeum.tarnow.pl

The successful and continuous cooperation with the Museum of Tarnów and with the Polish re-enactor groups started more than 20 years ago. From year to year we take part at one another’s medieval festivals and the colleagues of the local museums work together in historical researches. They actively contribute to the V4 programmes of the festival regarding planning, organizing and participating. The cooperation was strengthened by a multilateral Cooperation Agreement on 24 September 2012 signed by the mayors of Gmina Dębno and Visegrád, the director and representative of the museums of Tarnów and Visegrád and by the chancellor of the St. George Order of Visegrád and representative of the Pro Visegrád Non-profit Ltd.

SHŠ Rád svätého Galahada (SK) - http://galahad.sk

The organization has a great experience in organizing medieval events, so they will take part in the preparation of special programme elements of the project (e.g. joint infantry performances with the participation of several groups; living history encampment activities, etc.). They will also help to coordinate the participant groups and other performers from Slovakia.

Město Uherský Ostroh (CZ) - https://uhostroh.cz 

With the help of our old Czech partner, Memeto mori re-enactment group, we got in contact with the municipality of their hometown in 2019. We are committed to strengthen the partnership, as our towns have a rich built historical heritage, and we have similar ideas about how to integrate it even more in the community's life. The cooperation has opened up the opportunity to gain new impressions, as we know that the popularity of a place is largely affected by the cultural events, informal learning activities & leisure facilities provided there and monuments can become real drivers of local and regional development.

Tournaments

Friday, 9 July 2021

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

15:00-15:50 Tournament of John, king of Bohemia

16:30-17:00 Spear throwing contest*

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 Casimir, King of Poland


Saturday, 10 July 2021

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

11:00-11:50 Tournament of John, king of Bohemia

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

16:30-17:00             Performance of József Mónus world record holding flight archer

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 Casimir, King of Poland


Sunday, 11 July 2021

10.30-11:00 Royal Parade on Main Street 

11:00-11:50 Tournament of John, king of Bohemia

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

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


* The Spear throwing contest on Friday, the performance of archer József Mónus 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: 1.500 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 John, king of Bohemia

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 I, 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 Casimir, king of Poland

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!

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 holders get the daily ticket gratis!

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