Asnaes, Ulvsborg Ridderfest

Knight's Festival at Ulvsborg
RidderTid på Ulvsborg
Asnæs, Odsherred (Zealand region)


a well-cared living museum of Northern Europe becomes the amazing scenery of an exciting and inspiring time-travel back to the Middle Ages to relive their atmosphere, colours and scents thanks to hundreds of reenactors, crafts market, knights' tournaments, battle reenactments, and a rich programme of live-in activities for the whole family in a beautiful natural setting... 

Geographical, cultural and historical context

The Ulvsborg Historic Workshop, a reconstructed nobleman's manor and country village from the 11-12th century AD, is located about 4km from Asnæs, a town part of the Odsherred municipality, about 90 km west of Copenhagen, in Sjælland region, in Denmark. The 24 hectares large living museum consists of a fortified manor with the typical related buildings and facilities, all reconstructed according to archaeological excavations and historical sources, and aimed to portray the daily life in the 1050-1250 AD time period, which in Danish history is referred to as Late Viking Age or Early Middle Ages. To find out more about the Ulvsborg Historic Workshop please visit our dedicated page, click here.


Event description and programme

Every year in July the Ulvsborg Historic Workshop is home to a great Medieval Festival, featuring hundreds of reenactors from all over Denmark and nearby countries in a quite unique setting and providing the visitors with the chance to first-hand experience a day in the Middle Ages with knights' tournament, battle reenactments, storytelling, market stalls with lots of arts & crafts, cuisine, music, interactive theatre and role play and much more.

Both the Historic Workshop and the Festival are set during the reign of the lenient King Sven or Sweyn III Grathe (c. 1125–1157 AD), who became the King of Denmark between 1146 and 1157, in shifting alliances with Knud V Magnussen (c. 1129–1157 AD), King of Denmark from 1146 to 1157, and his own cousin Valdemar I (1131–1182 AD), also known as Valdemar the Great, King of Denmark from 1146 until his death in 1182. In 1157, the three agreed a tripartition of Denmark. Sweyn attempted to kill his rivals at the peace banquet, and was subsequently defeated by Valdemar I at the Battle of Grathe Heath (1157 AD) and killed while attempting to flee.

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Info & Contact

Ulvsborg Historisk Værksted / Ulvsborg Historic Workshop
Address: Toftholmvej 66 - 4550 Asnæs, Denmark
Tel.: +45 77341201

Odsherred Town Council / Odsherred Kommune
Address: Nyvej 22, 4573 Højby, Denmark
Tel.: +45 59666666

Images: Ulvsborg Historisk Værksted
Text sources: Ulvsborg Historisk Værksted, Wikipedia, 


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