Jousting tournaments in the Tyrolean town of Reutte, Austria
Knight festivals, inspired by the Middle Ages, are quite popular nowadays. One of the most famous festivals of this kind is the Time Travel Show (die Zeitreise) held annually in the charming town of Reutte in Tyrol, Austria. The festival features a settlement with artisans' houses, jousting sites, and stages for musicians and illusionists. The event takes place near the ruins of Ehrenberg Castle and offers visitors a chance to experience a piece of history while enjoying the performances of modern-day artists.
The Time Travel Festival is an annual event that takes place at the end of July and lasts for three days. Each year, the festival program is dedicated to a significant event that happened in ancient times. The festival is held on a spacious field located at the foot of Mount Ehrenberg, where a historical battle is recreated with the participation of hundreds of actors. The fighting scenes are as realistic as possible and not only cold weapons are used. If the plot of the war describes the late Middle Ages, authentic firearms and pyrotechnics are also used.
The Tyrol lands are rich in valuable resources, which caused a dispute between the ruling dynasties of the Wittelsbachs and the Habsburgs. Therefore, the plot of battles and knightly duels at the Time Travel festival is often associated with the struggle for the Tyrol of two powerful dynasties. During the festival, every visitor is immersed in the atmosphere of medieval romance and can take part in many games, shows, and masterclasses. The festival also features dozens of invited musical groups, knight groups, actors, and musicians from other countries. More than 2,000 people take part in the organization of the show, and over three days, more than 30,000 guests attend the festival.
To attend the festival, tickets can be purchased at the ticket office at the entrance to the territory of the historical city. A day ticket costs 30 euros for adults and 15 euros for children (from 6 years old). There are also favorable family rates and pre-orders available. I would be happy to arrange for you to attend this exciting event. Official Website.