Festival of Slavs and Vikings
Festiwal Słowian i Wikingów
Wolin (West Pomeranian voivodeship)
Situated at the trade route, for centuries the town of Wolin attracted traders and travellers. At the end of the 10th century a semi-legendary Viking stronghold of Jomsborg was set up in that area by Danish king Harald Bluetooth. Skansen of Slavs and Vikings in Wolin is an open-air museum located on the Ostrów Recławski, a small island in front of the Baltic shore, within the administrative boundaries of Wolin. The museum illustrates an early medieval settlement of the Slav tribe of Wolinians and the Vikings, through the reconstructed buildings, living history displays and crafts workshops.
The Festival of Slavs and Vikings is held annually on the first weekend of August, in the Skansen of Wolin, offering to travel back in time to the Dark Ages and to discover the life and culture of the early peoples of the Baltic States, such as Vikings, Slavs, Balts, Magyars and Russians. The idea of the festival is referred to the texts of the legendary Jómsvíkinga saga of the 13th century, which tells about the founding of Jomsborg and the Viking brotherhood of the Jomsvikings who lived there in the 10th century. The Festival attracts more than 1500 reenactors from over 20 countries, who set up their camps illustrating everyday life and customs of the ancient peoples. The visitors can experience demonstrations and workshops on early medieval crafts, cooking, the Viking ship, displays of battles on land and at sea, ancient music and staging historical events, myths and ancient rituals.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Stowarzyszenie Centrum Słowian i Wikingów Wolin - Jomsborg - Vineta
Address: Skansen Słowian i Wikingów, Wyspa Ostrów Recławski, Recław 37, Wolin, Kamień County, Poland
Tel.: +48693391543 (Wojciech Celiński)
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