5. October 2019 will be the day when annual re-enactement of Battle for Bratislava will take place in famous Bratislava city park of Sad Janka Kráľa.
Battle for Bratislava is a historical and cultural event which focuses mainly on re-enactment of real local military event from 17th century.
As usually you can expect the historical camp, presentation of the daily camp life in 17th century, presentation of the regiments, a parade trough the Old City and of course the Battle of Bratislava – reenactment of a military encounter from 1619.
The day of the battle was 14th of October 1619. Gabriel Bethlen, Prince of Transylvania and leader of protestant rebelion against catholic Habsburgs is at the moment ruling all of upper Hungary. Only one city stands between him and Vienna, Pressburg – Bratislava. After uneven fight Bethlen’s men are victorious and Bethlen has taken Pressburg, Pressburg castle and also Hungarian crown jewels.
2019 is special Year for us and for event itself. It has been 400 years since Gabriel Bethlen occupied Bratislava (Pressburg) in 1619. Also it is already 5 year anniversary of the event itself.
Event Program for 2019 – 5.10. 2019 Saturday
10:00 – Event opening
Cannons will announce event opening – historical camp, crafts and refreshments.
13:00 – Historical march trough Old City Center
Historical march of soldiers – reenactors, with drums, and musket fire.
15:00 – presentation of historical army drills
17th century army drills with commentary.
16:00 – re-enactement of short siege of Bratislava
Enemies will cross their blades on the battlefield.
Event will be held in famous Bratislava city park of Sad Janka Kráľa. Parking is available at numerous free public parking spaces, either near Starý Most or in Aupark Shopping park.
Our group was founded in year 2000. Since then we have been regularly taking part in many historical battle re-enactments, parades, performances and other events. Thanks to this we frequently perform not only in Slovakia but abroad as well (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Netherlands, England, France…). We have even been organizing our own battle re-enactment in Bratislava since 2015.