Gotland, Medieval Week

Medieval Week at Gotland
Medeltidsveckan på Gotland
06-13.08.2017
Visby (Gotland county)
SWEDEN


The Event

Gotland, Sweden’s largest island, lies right in the middle of the Baltic. The island’s biggest city, Visby, boasts one of the best preserved medieval ramparts anywhere in the world and is included in UNESCO’s world heritage list since 1995.

During eight days in August the Middle Age is back on Gotland. Visby’s 200 medieval houses on winding lanes, splendid church ruins, and the magnificent city walls frame a unique spectacle – the medieval Week on Gotland. Celebrated for over 25 years, the festival engages tens of thousands local visitors and travellers, representing the largest and most famous event on Gotland. The Medieval Week offers events and activities involving the visitors of all ages: markets and music, theatre and lectures, knight tournaments, exciting spectacle and shows. Smells, colours, sounds, tastes and movements of the past fill the atmosphere. Local professionals and merry amateurs recreate the tales of medieval Gotland in plays, jesting, parades and improvisations on streets and squares.


The Programme

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.


Info & Contact

Association/organization name Stiftelsen Medeltidsveckan på Gotland
Address: Office Medieval Week on Gotland (Stiftelsen Medeltidsveckan på Gotland), Strandgatan 14, SE-621 56 Visby locality, Gotland County
Tel: +46498291070
Fax: +46498247980
E-mail: info@medeltidsveckan.se
Web: http://www.medeltidsveckan.se

Credits
Photo: http://www.medeltidsveckan.se

 

Visby on Google Maps:

 

 

Video reportages and promos of the event:

 

 

 

Reenactment of the Battle of Visby, AD 1361: a Danish army, consisting of knights and professional soldiers invaded Gotland, and the peasants of the island gathered to resist the invaders. Thousands of them were slain. The project Battle of Visby honored the fallen and their sacrifice for freedom by reenacting the battle and putting up a big military camp outside the walls of Visby.

 

 

More videos from the Gotland Medieval Week

 

 

 

Exploring Visby and Gotland island:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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