Leksand Medieval Market
Leksand (Dalarna county)
a weekend of entertainment and education through a full immersion in the Middle Ages in a family-friendly and charming location of the beautiful and romantic Dalarna county in Sweden…
Geographical, cultural and historical context
Leksand is a town located in the Dalarna county of Swede, is renown tourist resort visited by many tourists every year thanks to its heritage and attractions to visit, such as museums, galleries and parks, and the many celebrations and events to enjoy at a variety of locations all year round. Around Leksand you will find a great number of charming villages and culture farms with great historical value in the romantic Dalarna style which has become something of the international image of Sweden.
Event description and programme
Leksand Medieval Market offers a unique opportunity to experience the past and relive it together with noble knights and graceful ladies, travelling pilgrims and skilful artisans. The town of Leksand invites visitors of all ages to step into the history and enjoy engaging activities, displays and shows, meeting Vikings and medieval knights, artisans, jesters, wizards and mythical creatures along the streets. The rich programme of activities includes workshops on ironmaking, calligraphy and bookbinding, jousting and ancient games, storytelling and storymaking, medieval fashion show, historical parades, knighting ceremonies, fable performances, jester school, music shows, archery, and ax throwing classes, sword test, carousel, pony rides and a wealth of other leisure and educational activities for adults and children. Finally, the visitors can enjoy a stroll in the craftys market where they can follow interesting workshops and find several goods and faithful reproductions, or also rest for a while at the food stall to taste medieval and local traditional dishes while being entertained by jugglers and playmates. Leksands medieval market has grown into one of the year's biggest events. Up 50 000 people visit the market at the folk museum every year.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Leksand Tourist Information / Siljan Turism Leksand Tourist Center
Address: Norsgatan 28, 793 30 Leksand, Sweden
Tel: +46 (0)771 626262
Leksand Town Council / Leksand Kommun
Address: Torget 5, 793 80 Leksand, Sweden
Tel.: +46 (0)247 80000 | Fax: +46 (0)247 14465
Image: Leksands Medeltidsförening
Text: Leksands Medeltidsförening, Wikipedia, Visit Dalarna,
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