Wolin, Slavs&Vikings Festival

Festival of Slavs and Vikings
Festiwal Słowian i Wikingów
03-05.08.2018
Wolin (West Pomeranian voivodeship)
POLAND

 

one of the largest event devoted to rediscover two fascinating Baltic cultures of the Early Middle Ages, the Slavs and the Vikings, featuring over 1,500 reenactors, artists and historians from 21 countries worldwide in a accurately recreated Slavic Viking settlement, with medieval craft demonstrations, reenactments & guided tours.


Geographical, cultural and historical context

Situated at the trade route, for centuries the town of Wolin attracted traders and travellers. At the end of the 10th century a semi-legendary Viking stronghold of Jomsborg was set up in that area by Danish king Harald Bluetooth. Skansen of Slavs and Vikings in Wolin is an open-air museum located on the Ostrów Recławski, a small island in front of the Baltic shore, within the administrative boundaries of Wolin. The museum illustrates an early medieval settlement of the Slav tribe of Wolinians and the Vikings, through the reconstructed buildings, living history displays and crafts workshops.

Event description and programme

The Festival of Slavs and Vikings is held annually on the first weekend of August, in the Skansen of Wolin, offering to travel back in time to the Dark Ages and to discover the life and culture of the early peoples of the Baltic States, such as Vikings, Slavs, Balts, Magyars and Russians. The idea of the festival is referred to the texts of the legendary Jómsvíkinga saga of the 13th century, which tells about the founding of Jomsborg and the Viking brotherhood of the Jomsvikings who lived there in the 10th century. The Festival attracts more than 1500 reenactors from over 20 countries, who set up their camps illustrating everyday life and customs of the ancient peoples. The visitors can experience demonstrations and workshops on early medieval crafts, cooking, the Viking ship, displays of battles on land and at sea, ancient music and staging historical events, myths and ancient rituals.

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.


Info & Contact

Centrum Słowian i Wikingów Wolin - Jomsborg - Vineta
Address: Wyspa Ostrów Recławski, Recław 37, Wolin, Kamień County, Poland
skansen@jomsborg-vineta.com

Association of Slavs and Vikings / Stowarzyszenie Słowian i Wikingów
Address: ul. Graniczna 2 72-510 Wolin, Kamień County, Poland
Visits, shows and historical workshops
Tel.: +48 781 004090 - 781 004085
Festiwal Słowian i Wikingów
Tel.: +48 693 391543
E-mail: stowarzyszenie@jomsborg-vineta.com
Web: http://www.jomsborg-vineta.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Centrum-Słowian-i-Wikingów-Wolin-Jomsborg-Vineta-245778572122704/

Credits
Image: By Nikodem Zieliński [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons
Text sources: Stowarzyszenie Słowian i Wikingów, Wikipedia, 

 

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