Programme of the Coronation Bratislava festival

Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26

(Source: Sme)

Friday, June 24

10:00-20:00The exhibition Coronation Bratislava in the context of the War of the Austrian Succession in the Primate’s Palace, Primaciálne Square

14:00-22:00Fair of period crafts – More than 150 artisans from the period of coronation will showcase their skills and products, Hviezdoslavovo Square

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15:00, 16:00, 17:00Bratislava in the time of Maria Theresa – A sightseeing tour presenting Bratislava during the times of Maria Theresa – in Slovak (free), while tours in English and German language are planned too (€20 including wine tasting)

Saturday, June 25

9:00-15:00 – The exhibition Coronation Bratislava in the context of the War of the Austrian Succession in the Primate’s Palace

Read also: Maria Theresa will be crowned in Bratislava once again Read more 

9:00-22:00 – Fair of period crafts

10:00-22:00 – Period children’s playground (carousel, shooting, coinage, children’s knight tournament from the time of the coronation), Hviezdoslavovo Square

11:00-12:00 – Battle re-enactment of the War of Austrian Succession – Hviezdoslavovo Square

13:00 – Coronation procession and transfer of coronation insignia from Bratislava Castle: Zámocká, Kapucínska, Hurbanovo, Michalská, Ventúrska, Panská, Radničná streets

13:30 – Coronation ceremony of Maria Theresa – Jesuit church, Františkánske Square (tickets required, €25); live broadcast on a large screen at the Main Square (free)

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15:15 – Coronation procession and spreading coronation chips – from the Main Square, Františkánske Square, Františkánska Street, Uršulínska Street

15:30 – The accolade of knights of the Order of the Golden Spur, Primaciálne Square

15:40 – Festive royal toast at the Frankovka wine festival, Primaciálne Square

16:00 – Coronation oath, Hviezdoslavovo Square

16:15 – Coronation mound, Hviezdoslavovo Square

16:40 – Ceremonial start of tapping Frankovka wine from the Vtáčia fontána fountain, Ventúrska/Panská streets

20:00 – Coronation banquet at the archbishop of Esztergom – Zichy restaurant, Ventúrska Street 9 (tickets required)

20:00 – Folk festivities, Hviezdoslavovo Square

21:45 – Fireworks, Hviezdoslavovo Square

 

Sunday, June 26

14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 – Bratislava in the time of Maria Theresa – A sightseeing tour presenting Bratislava during the times of Maria Theresa – in Slovak (free), while tours in English and German language are planned too (€20 including wine tasting)

9:00-22:00 – Fair of period crafts, Hviezdoslavovo Square

10:00-22:00 – Period children’s playground, Hviezdoslavovo Square

17:30 – Baroque dance and contemporary music, Hviezdoslavovo Square

Festival of Frankovka wine

The wine festival dedicated to the red wine Frankovka (Blaufrankisch or Lemberger) is part of the Coronation festivities. Frankovka is a typical variety for Bratislava’s Rača borough. History says that in 1767 the royal family of Maria Theresa was struck by smallpox. Several members of the family died from the then life-threating disease and Maria Theresa herself contracted the disease too. Her condition was so serious that she received the last sacrament on June 1. A priest from Rača sent her a barrel of this thick red wine also known for its healing effects. The condition of Maria Theresa improved and already on June 27 she received a delegation from Rača. The empress reduced the wine tax for Rača and the priest received a golden ornate. Since this time Frankovka was not missing at the royal table, the history says. 

During the festival, local wine producers will offer Frankovka at the Primaciálne Square (Friday 14:00-22:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-22:00). Wine lovers will be able to taste the wine for a small fee or buy a bottle of this as well as other local wines.

The programme is subject to change while times are approximate. For more details or up-to-date information visit: www.korunovacie.sk, www.coronation.sk, www.kroenung.sk.

 

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