Brasov, Turnirul Cetatilor

Medieval Festival "City Tournament"
Festivalul Medieval "Turnirul Cetatilor"
Next edition dates to be announced (the event was last held in 2016)
Brasov (Brasov County)


a spectacular event in a breath-taking historical town of Romania to relive the authentic life of a Transylvanian walled settlement from the 15th-16th centuries, featuring an authentic medieval market with craftspeople ready to share their skills through live-in workshops and demonstrations, authentic medieval cuisine and entertainment, archery contests, combat and battle reenactments, living history displays, and amazing knights' tournaments and horse parades, and charming mystical shows by night...

Geographical, cultural and historical context

Brașov is a town located in a plain surrounded by the Southern Carpathians, in the Transylvania region of central Romania, at about 160 km from the capital Bucharest and 380 km from the Black Sea. The city was once for being an important centre of Transylvanian Saxons in the past (the city was long known with its German name, Kronstadt, meaning Crown City), and a large commercial hub on the trade roads between East and West. Brasov was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels of Transylvania region. Brasov boasts a quite remarkable heritage thanks to its gothic, baroque and renaissance architectures, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, being one of the most visited places in Romania. The city provides also an ideal backdrop for period films thanks to its distinct and well-preserved medieval ambiance.


Event description and programme

The event makes part of a circuit of tournaments involving for four weekends the cities of Brasov, Bran, Faragas and Rasnov. Four knights must challenge in order to win the hand of the beautiful princess, while the public has to cheer and vote for its favourite knight. Brasov, the most important city of the fortress group, is invaded by people dressed in medieval costume, parades of knights and courtiers, princesses, witches, clowns and executioners. Shows with swords and archery, duels and battles between knights, tournaments on horseback are held twice a day. A historical market is set up, where craftsmen perform the activities live and offer stages of hand-working and calligraphy. Children can participate in medieval games and taste traditional sweets, and the medieval food is prepared along the streets or at the banquet of the Knights. The city is animated by the troubadours and street artists, with medieval music concerts and dance courses.

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.

Info & Contact

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Association for the Promotion and Development of Tourism in Brasov County (APDT)
Asociaţia pentru Promovarea şi Dezvoltarea Turismului din judeţul Braşov (APDT)
Address: Brasov, strada Ecaterina Varga nr.23
Telefon: +40 (0)268 474288

German Economic Club Brasov
Clubul Economic German Brasov / Deutscher Wirtschaftsklub Kronstadt
Adressen: Str. Republicii nr. 53, 500107 Brasov
Tel.: +40 (0)268 416107 | Fax: +40 (0)268 416107

Brasov Events and Tourism
Tel.: +40 0722 288 223; 0722 288 223

Image: Brasov Tourism
Text sources: Brasov Tourism, Romania Tourism, Wikipedia


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