The 16th annual festival at Trenčín Castle on August 1 and 2 broke all attendance records. On Saturday night, after approximately 6,500 tickets had been sold, the organisers announced a sell-out and closed the doors.
“Everybody seemed to have a good time,” festival co-organiser Ladislav Sekerka told the SITA newswire. “There were fencers, falconers, jugglers, plays and dances, even Roman gladiators.”
There was also a historical market in the lower part of the castle and, for younger visitors, a mini-zoo where children could ride a donkey or pet a goat.
The “Seven Wonders of the Trenčín Region”, selected by visitors from among their favourite historical landmarks in the region, were announced at the event They were: Bojnice Castle; Trenčín Castle; the castles at Beckov and Čachtice; the memorial grave of Milan Rastislav Štefánik on Bradlo Hill; the Roman inscription on Trenčín Castle rock; and Považský Castle near Považská Bystrica.
10. Aug 2009 at 0:00 | Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská