24. 4. 2021
The largest Czech medieval historical festival "Battle of Libušín" was founded in 1991 as one of the first acts of its kind in Europe. This year, we are hosting the 29th edition of this event, and has grown into one of the biggest ones in Europe. Around 2,500 performers from the Czech Republic and abroad regularly attend the festival, with several thousand spectators watching the event. During the battle you can see more than a thousand warriors.
The venue and the date of the festival is not a coincidence. The main hill, close to the battleground of Libušín, is dedicated to St. George, the patron saint of Knights. Also April 24th is the patron saint's day. The hill of St. George near Libušín is closely connected to the foundation of Czech national identity , it has been archaeologically proven that in the 10th century AD there was a Přemyslid settlement. An authentic medieval camp is used by all performers at this event. An historic merchant trail passes by valley below the hill.
The camp is in the course of the ceremonial meetings with the family, with the visit of medieval camps and lives in different historical periods, with the eyes of the fighters and the use of common people, with information about good craftsmanship and historical stands and the beautiful original products of this.
Part of the festive program is a rich accompanying program, which takes attention attention. You can see juggling, theater and dance performances, horses, falconry art, medieval jousting in the soul and evening concerts of contemporary music groups and night fireworks. You can enjoy your journey into the past in our tavern, which offers a rich selection of drinks and meals.
Please pay close attention to our HMB tournament (historical medieval battle). You are a modern, attractive and dynamically developing personal and collective sports, who have just knightly fights in full armor, as you have been running since the Middle Ages. Are you satisfied with the medieval fight, so it is not a rehearsed battle, but an uncompromising and hard fight for victory.
The traditional culmination of the festival is the great scenic medieval battle, in which you like the fighting and military tactics of the various periods of the Middle Ages, but you can also see unrepeatable pyrotechnic effects, stunt performances, drama, energy and riveting exceptional inspired scene of real events from Czech history.
The Battle of Libušín Festival is a return to a history full of knowledge and exceptional experiences for the whole family that you cannot miss.
I wish you an unforgettable cultural experience.
Josef F. S. Král,