Trakai Medieval Festival
Viduramžių šventė Trakų
Trakai Peninsular Castle, Trakai (Vilnius county)
Geographical, cultural and historical context
Located 28 km west from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, the city of Trakai is a popular lake resort and tourist destination. Trakai History Museum is situated in a natural scenery spot, in the most famous complex of Lithuanian defensive architecture, in two Castles – Island and Peninsular. During 55 years of active working practice there were saved huge archaeological, numismatic, handwritings collections, arts and crafts, historical collections of showpieces in the funds of the museum, which reflect Lithuanian and world history.
Event description and programme
Every year the Trakai History Museum recreates the medieval town spirit with market stalls, respectable merchants and ladies, craftsmen workshops, theatre and clanging of knights’ armour and swords. Jousting and scenes from medieval life are represented by knights from Lithuania, Poland, Belarus and Russia. The festival features also concerts of medieval music and dance, folk-rock, spectacular shows, games and master classes for children.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Trakai History Museum / Trakų istorijos muziejus
Address: Trakai Island Castle Museum, Kestučio Str. 4, LT-21104, Trakai, Lithuania
Tel.: +370 52855297, +370 52853945 | Fax: +370 52855288
Trakai Town Council / Trakų rajono savivaldybės administracija
Address: Vytauto gatvė 33, LT- 21106 Trakai, Lithuania
Tel.: +370 52855486 | Fax: +370 52853140
Visit Trakai Tourism Information Centre
Address: Karaimų str. 41 LT-21104, Trakai, Lithuania
Tel./Fax: +370 52851934
Image: Trakai History Museum
Text sources: Trakai History Museum, Wikipedia
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