Monday, July 21, 2014

Take a Walk on the Wild Side….Sighisoara

Sighisoara, Romania

                        Sighisoara Medievala 25th-27th July 2014

Medieval Festival 2013 Vlad Tepes

Sighisoara Medieval Festival this year celebrates 20 years of existence. For 10 days, the city is seized by music, theater, medieval fighting schools, all under the patronage of Her Royal Highness, Margaret, Princess of Romania.

Medieval Festival Sighisoara

The festival runs from July 20 to 29, this year's theme is "600 Years of Struggle and Faith - Joan of Arc".

Like every year, the city becomes home to dozens of medieval knights, monks, wizards, clowns and minstrels, as well as for medieval music singers  and street jesters.
Medieval Festival Sighisoara
Medieval Festival

This year, spectators can attend schools of medieval fighting, be sentenced to death, take part inprocessions, public trials and even witch burnings.

A new feature this year is the medieval blacksmiths, where craftsmen will make a Transylvanian Excalibur, a sword that is 2.5 meters tall. This sword will remain in view in Sighisoara as the symbol of the Medieval Festival.

Citadel on the Hill

Sighisoara Citadel
In the 13th century, German craftsmen and merchants, known as Saxons, were ordered by the Hungarian sovereigns to colonize Transylvania and protect the border of the Carpathians against the steppe peoples. They settled on a hill, called the City Hill, which has revealed traces of occupation going back to the Palaeolithic period.
Sighisoara Covered Stairway

Cobblestone Street in Sighisoara

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