Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Maria Theresa was crowned once again

The ceremony took place after exactly 275 years.

Crowned Maria Theresa. (Source: TASR)

The famous history of Bratislava, which used to serve as a coronation city in the past, was back during the final week of June when Maria Theresa was crowned here once again. Georg Habsburg, descendant of the house of Habsburg long ruling in the Kingdom of Hungary, was the honorary guest at the authentic ceremony.

The festive weekend started already on Friday with an exhibition, a fair of period crafts, sightseeing tours followed by the main ceremony taking place in the Jesuit church on June 25. Originally Maria Theresa was crowned in the St Martin’s cathedral. The monarch, who was only 24-year old at that time, was depicted by young lawyer Radka Kolkusová.

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

The programme was followed by folk festivities when the plan to tap Frankovka wine from the Vtáčia fontána fountain at Ventúrska Street failed due to a missing part. Part of the festival, which ended on Sunday, was the festival of Frankovka wine.

This year was already the 14th edition of the coronation ceremonies. Next year the festival will take place between June 23 and 25 when Elisabeth Christine will be crowned here again. The coronation of Maria Theresa, as the most famous monarch crowned in Bratislava, will repeat after five years in 2021. 

Topic: Bratislava


Top stories

Mendoza: A news story can change the world

Every journalist has the responsibility to take a story beyond their daily beat, says Martha Mendoza, one of the team of four women who won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their “Seafood from Slaves”…

Martha Mendoza

Czech television recommends Islam is a hoax

Here is the overview of the hoaxes and fake news that appeared on the internet over the past week.

Former MP František Gaulieder killed by train

Former MP František Gaulieder, who once was illegally excluded from parliament by HZDS and its chairman, was killed by a train near the village of Trnovec nad Váhom (in Nitra Region) in the early hours of March 25.

František Gaulieder back in 1996 hwen he was excluded from parliament.

Slovakia beats Malta in World Cup qualification Video

The Slovak team beat Malta on March 26 evening at the Maltese stadium in Ta’Qali in their third consecutive winning qualification match.

Slovak rejoice after scoring a goal in Malta, March 25.