The Siege of Bratislava, AD 1809
Dates 2018 to be announced
The Slovak Association of Military History and Historical Weapon Shooters organize a breath-taking re-enactment of the fights of 1809 when Napoleon’s troops besieged Bratislava for a month and the Emperor suffered his first defeat...
The beautiful capital of Slovakia hosts each year the reenactment of the Siege of 1809. In Janka Kráľa city park on the Petržalka bank of the Danube River, history fans return to the year 1809 to witness the great siege of Bratislava when the French army of Emperor Napoleon clashed with the Great Hungarian army at the site. The siege of Bratislava, called Pressburg at the time, was part of Napoleons 1809 Campaign against the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Napoleon took Wien, fought two major battles at Aspern and Wagram. The siege of Bratislava lasted for more than a month, but was not sucessfull and Napoleon failed to conquer the city.
The event is organized by The Slovak Association of Military History and Historical Weapon Shooters and allows visitors to assist to the battle reenactment, explore the military camp life with displays of daily activities and the reconstruction of the field hospital where they can learn how wounded soldiers were treated and how surgeries were in that period. Moreover, the visitors can admire replicas of historical arms, canons and period uniforms. The battle is reenacted in Janka Kráľa park, across the river from the Old Town.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Slovak Association of Military History and Historical Weapon Shooters
Location: Park of Janko Kral, Petrzalka, Bratislava
Tel: +421 2 6826 6200
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