The festival started in 1984 and since then it grew into a popular tourist attraction. There are 500 different events during the festival, including music, jesters, theatre, story-telling, medieval market, tournaments and much more.
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The festival is set mainly in Visby, which is the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia and listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list as well since 1995.
The painting shows how the Danish king Valdemar IV collects treasures from the people of Visby in the summer of 1361 AD. The king itself sits to the right on an elevated red throne in front of the large St. Catherine’s church.
The most spectacular and the most popular event of The Medieval Week is the jousting tournament where the country’s best knights fight and compete in an amazing performance joined by squires, archers, and jesters.
The jousting tournament show all week and one performance take about 80 minutes. Medieval jousting is the most spectacular of sporting events.
When you approach the market, you will hear the blacksmith’s hammer on the iron, the smell of campfires that are grilling lamb, or hear the cries of the vendors and crowds.
During The Medieval Week Festival, you can also book authentic or modern tents. You can book a single person tent or spend the nights with others in larger military tents or medieval pavilions.
Both, modern and medieval tent sections are next to each other and you have free access in both areas. This is a very good opportunity to meet new friends and have a lot of fun.