White Mountain 1620 – Battle Re-enactment
Hvězda Game Reserve (Obora Hvězda),
Praha 6 - Liboc, 160 00
Provided by: Občanské sdružení Bílá hora 1620
- Sat 22. 9. 2018 – Sun 23. 9. 2018 12.00
The event commemorates one of the turning points in the history of the Czech lands. Hundreds of soldiers, archers, cannoneers and horse riders from all over Europe will all meet in Prague to take place in the largest re-enactment of a battle from the Thirty Years’ War. It should resemble the original battle and it is one of the largest events of this kind in the Europe.
At the venue, you will find out a market with traditional handicrafts. An accompanying programme will start at 12.00 p.m. featuring fencing, training of units, juggling, music performances and more. The re-enactment is due to start at 3.00 p.m.
Although the Battle of White Mountain, which took place on November 8th, 1620, lasted only two hours, it had far-reaching consequences for the Czech lands. The Bohemian uprising had been crushed. It was the triumph of the Habsburgs dynasty and they were punished all those who remained behind it or who had taken part in the revolt. The next year 27 noblemen were executed at the Old Town Square, tens of thousands went to exile.
venue: White Mountain near the Star Reservation - Bělohorská pláň u obory Hvězda
We recommend you to take tram 25 and get off at the terminal tram stop called also Bílá Hora. Another option is to take a bus - 164, 168, 347.