Medieval Days in Varberg Fortress
Medeltidsdagar på Varbergs fästning
30.06 - 01.07.2018
Varberg (Halland county)
a full-immersive time-travel back to the Middle Ages in the unique setting of a spectacular Swedish fortress that comes alive for a weekend with knights and maidens, musicians and jugglers, blacksmiths and craftspeople and many other historical characters from the period invite the visitors into a thriving and colorful medieval experience for all ages...
Geographical, cultural and historical context
Varberg is a charming and popular summer resort located in a terrain of hills and plains, characterized by bald rocks and wide sandy beaches, in the Halland county on the western coast of Sweden. Varberg offers a rich heritage and a varied range of outdoor activities all year round. Varberg is much appreciated as Northern Europe’s best windsurfing water and famous for its spa culture that goes 200 years back in time. The today town arose around the Varberg Fortress, erected in the 1280's as part of a chain of military establishments along the coast, in what was then Danish territory. In the middle of the 14th century, the old settlement "Getakärr" 1 km north of the fortress took from it its new name.
Event description and programme
The Fortress and County Museum are animated with life during the annual Medieval Days, that attract over 6000 visitors to experience Varberg Fortress in a typical surrounding and meet fishermen, knights, weavers, nuns, archers and squires. The exciting tournaments bring the spectators into the world of knights. The medieval market is presented by the potters, blacksmiths, tanners, bakers, silversmiths and many other artisans and vendors. The medieval entertainment is to be experienced through music, dance and acrobatic performances.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Hallands kulturhistoriska museum - Varbergs Fästning
Address: c/o Varbergs Fästning, 432 44 Varberg, Halland County, Sweden
Tel.: +46 34082842 - 34082833
Varberg Town Council / Varberg kommun
Address: Engelbrektsgatan 15, 432 41 Varberg, Sweden
Tel.: +46 (0) 340 880 00
Visit Varberg - Varberg Tourist Office
Address: Västra Vallgatan 39, 432 41 Varberg, Sweden
Tel.: +46 (0)340 86800
Image: Halland Museum of Cultural History
Text sources: Halland Museum of Cultural History, Varberg Town Council, Wikipedia
Varberg and its fortress on Google Maps:
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