Top 20 great traditional festivals in Europe - Medieval Week, Sweden

15-03-2021

(Worldkings.org) Every year a large – 40,000 participants – and beautifully orchestrated Medieval Week – Medeltidsveckan – is held here on Gotland.

Every August, the island of Gotland steps back in time to the middle ages and Visby, its largest town, becomes a mini kingdom celebrating Sweden’s medieval heritage during Medeltidsveckan, or Medieval Week. 

Visby itself is surrounded by a 13th-century ring wall with more than 50 towers and is a Unesco world heritage site. With more than 500 events in seven days, festivalgoers can attend jousting tournaments, haggle at markets, listen to storytellers, laugh at court jesters, watch fire shows and marvel at magicians.

 

It is also the perfect setting for medieval music, swordplay, lectures and workshops, authentic period food, and a vast medieval market. Every year a large – 40,000 participants – and beautifully orchestrated Medieval Week – Medeltidsveckan – is held here on Gotland.

A recreation of the 1361 Battle of Visby is carried out, staged outside the very walls in which it was fought, with thousands of international reenactors taking part. The entire week felt like one magically inspired day after another. 

According to octavia.net

 

 


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