Sighisoara (Mures county)
the oldest medieval festival in Romania famous for its the authenticity and accuracy in historical reconstruction through performances, music and images, an armonic interaction of all art genres allow the participants to enjoy medieval music and dances, "commedia dell'arte" and street theater, poetry recitals, juggling, art workshops and medieval crafts, and of course also knights' tournament and much more...
Geographical, cultural and historical context
Sighisoara is a city and municipality on the Târnava Mare River in Mures County. In the territory of the modern Sighiosara a Saxon settlement was listed in the 12th century, and a Roman fort was built. By 1337 Sighisoara had become a royal center for the kings and played an important strategic and commercial role at the edges of Central Europe for several centuries. Sighisoara became one of the most important cities of Transylvania, hosting artisans from throughout the Holy Roman Empire. The German artisans and craftsmen dominated the urban economy, as well as building the fortifications protecting it. It is estimated that during the 16th and the 17th centuries Sighisoara had as many as 15 guilds and 20 handicraft branches.
Event description and programme
Sighisoara medieval city is an unrivalled setting for historical reenactment, with its characteristic narrow streets, inhabited massive brick houses, all surrounded by the city walls with 14 defence towers. The city hosts the Medieval Festival featuring various historical representations and displays and medieval arts such as music, poetry, theatre and dances. The programme includes knights tournaments, historical parades and street entertainment, involving visitors into the life of medieval city filled with craftsmen and merchants, damsels and knights, pilgrims and mercenaries, troubadours and jugglers, witches and prisoners.
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Info & Contact
Event official website
Sighisoara Town Council / Primăria Municipiului Sighișoara
Address: Piata Muzeului Nr. 7, Sighişoara 545 400, Jud. Mureş, Romania
Tel.: +40 265771280 | Fax: +40 265771278
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Sighisoara Tourism Association
The Wolf Knights Order
Images: Sighisoara Medievala
Text sources: Sighisoara Medievala
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