Everything has to come to an end eventually. Today we have to regretfully announce, that the time of the Historic festival of Libusin is coming upon us.
This year, at least in this format, for the last time.
We are certain you may be asking why. Our reasons are closely tied to the growth of the town of Libusin. The parking lot dedicated for spectators has been bought by a new owner and is likely to turn into new housings soon. The parking lot on the football field shall undergo a renovation and shall become a grass field, with no more parking of participant cars possible. These alone are huge logistic obstacles for us, making it almost impossible for us to run another year of the festival. The biggest change is however a planned renovation of the area of the camp by the swimming pools, that is about to start this year. The old houses shall be demolished, the pools shall vanish, and a new sports area shall rise instead, without any further option to build a historic camp there.
What next then?
We do not know yet. The town is not against further events, however it is clear that nothing close to what we had up to now shall be possible, therefore the future is a great unknown for us. We’ll certainly talk about it a lot yet. But right now, we’ll rather focus on this 28th, and perhaps the very last, year of the Battle of Libusin.
It will happen on Saturday April 27th, from the noon onwards
In the valley under the old settlement of the Princess Libuse there will be the 28th installment of the biggest reenactment festival in central Europe. The festival for 2000 reenactor from Czech republic, but also from across the Europe, is set to offer you excellent way of spending your Saturday afternoon.
You can expect the biggest medieval styled battle in Czech Republic, knightly duels and grand melee with foreign participation, a rich program through the day, children corner with creative games, and much more – all that for one ticket.
We have prepared entertainment but also easy way to learn about our past for every generation of visitors. What can you look forward to?
On the battlefield
12:00 A Soule Tournament – exhibition game of authentic medieval rugby-like game
14:00 First battle
15:00 The Battle of the Youths – a chance for all of the kids to participate in a safe battle on our battlefield
16:00 The Battle of Libusin – a story driven great battle
17:00 The Free Clashes – Entirely non scripted clashes of two armies where only the tactic and skill decides.
Note: Please keep in mind we reserve the right to change Event plan as we are still in the process of production.
The Medieval Market grounds
The Falconry – Three times through the day you can witnes the art of falconry with a commentary from a skilled falconer with wealth of experience. Of course, when the show is not on, you can go see the birds of prey from up close and if you feel brave enough take them upon your arm.
Live music – The humanity kept entertaining itself by dance and music from the very beginning and so we offer several times a day impromptu medieval music production through the marketplace. Do not expect any stage, our musicians play right in the middle of the crowdsm live and unplugged.
The crafts – Crafty hands of those reenacting medieval skills and craft to be seen among the marketplace stalls.
Historic stalls – in the historic part of the marketplace you can see and buy many interesting replicas of items ranging across five centuries from 10th century to 15th century.
The Children’s Corner – Want to try firing a crossbow or a bow? Maybe even siege engine? Do you want to try on the medieval wardrobe or armor? Do you know how did the nobility entertain themselves through the tournaments? This and more you can try in Children’s corner.
The commented tour of the Medieval Camp grounds – A part of the reenactor’s camp fully accessible for the public at any time, or at specific times with a guide for a commented tour.
Battle of the Nations – internation sports event inspired by knightly tournaments running all day long at the Medieval Camp grounds.
THE MAP AND ROAD TO BATTLE OF LIBUSIN FESTIVAL
You can park your cat at the meadow next to Přemyslova street leading towards the former mining site (the fee 50,-kč), the path to the battlefield will be marked (around 10 minutes easy walk)
The public transportation will take you on the line No.7 from Kladno to the Libušín – Škola bus stop, then 15 minutes of easy walk following the marks, or on the line 17 to the Libušín – Náměstí bus stop and then 20 minutes easy walk following the marks.
Bycicle or on foot – there are beautiful forests around Libusín, following the green tourist mark you can reach the old Libušín Settlement grounds, originally settled in 6th-7th century AD, where the Church of Saint George stands, originally built in 10th century, rebuilg in a gothic style in 13th century and subsequently rebuilt into baroque style come 18th century. The old wooden belltower originates from the 15th century. It is only 5 minutes walk to our Battlegrounds from there.
The map is prepared for you “google maps” map (HERE):
Hlavní sponzor Libušínské bitvy je i letos firma WarHorse vyrábějící velmi očekávanou hru KingdomComeRPG.com: