The Vikings are coming to invade the preHistorisch Dorp! This year, the largest Viking Festival will host almost 300 Vikings in Eindhoven. For three days the entire village will be transformed into a Viking camp, with artisans, traders and warriors. Immerse yourself in all things Viking- they’re coming with their families and give us a glimpse of what daily life was like some 1,000 years ago. There will be spectacular shows, weapons demonstrations and crafts to admire. Musicians will play authentic instruments, storytellers will share their best sagas and traders will offer fine goods for sale. Enjoy the stories, delight in the wonders to find and come join the table at the Viking dinner with live entertainment (by reservation only). This is an event you don’t want to miss...
Lose yourself in the world of the Vikings with spectacular shows. Twice a day the Vikings put on their combat attire and compete: will they gain glorious victory or be defeated by the strength of their foe? The Vikings will also give demonstrations of the real weapons and armor they used to wear for battle. You’re welcome to join combat training with the Vikings, they’d love to teach you how to survive their harsh lifestyle. Are you brave enough to try?
Do you have a keen eye for Viking treasure? You’re sure to find some among the many market stalls set up throughout the entire village. Toys, weapons, jewelry, furs, leather, clothing, woodwork and snacks: this market is a feast for the senses. Whether you’re looking for quality Viking replicas or looking to explore history, this market caters to all buyers. Many international traders come from far and wide for this large historical Viking Whitsun-Market: don’t miss it!
Musicians and Storytellers
The many musicians attending plan to make sure our Viking Festival turns into a Viking Celebration! Tired from dancing to early medieval music? Take a rest and be spellbound by our storytellers who enchant young and old with the sagas of old and tales of life in the time of the Vikings. Luit van der Tuuk, Dutch Historian and prominent writer of popular science books on the Early Middle Ages will join us on Saturday June 8th to present his new book on winches. A replica of this machine will be present during the presentation.
Discover the real life of the Vikings. These Northerners who travelled throughout Europe are often remembered as pillagers and marauders, but they were also talented artisans and traders. Learn their Viking games, and try on some Viking clothing that they’ve brought. Immerse yourself in their world and in the historical setting of the preHistorisch Dorp in the Genneper Parks.
Pull up a chair to the Viking Feast on Saturday June 8th in our Medieval Inn. Discover the culinary skills of the old Scandinavians with a modern twist for € 54,95 including entry to the Viking Festival during the day. Drinks are not included in the dinner. Each table will be loaded with assorted dishes - come and eat like a Viking!
On the Viking Menu:
Come join us at 18:00 for your glass of mead (with or without alcohol) and two primitive snacks.
Order your tickets online for the Viking Festival and save € 1,- on entry. Not only do you save money, you also won’t have to stand in line to buy tickets when you arrive. Tickets will be sold at the door for € 14,50.
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