The first Medieval Christmas Fair in Croatia will be held in Koprivnica

The first Medieval Christmas Fair will be held in Koprivnica on the oldest town square since December 2nd to 5th and from December 10nd to 12th. Koprivnica, which is known for its Renaissance Festival, will offer visitors at the fair local Koprivnica and Podravina products of local craftsmen, and they also organize numerous workshops of old crafts and trades. At this completely different Christmas fair, unique in Europe, you will be able to taste special delicacies and enjoy the real medieval atmosphere.

The location of the fair is interesting Dr. Leander Brozović Square which in the 11th century was a crossroads of roads and where merchants and craftsmen gathered and gradually began to settle, which is actually the beginning of the development of Koprivnica. Christmas fairs are part of the medieval tradition, and this fair has an educational character and all visitors have the opportunity to learn about their history, and on the ground floor of the Museum of the City of Koprivnica will be held workshops for the youngest.

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The fair will clearly show old crafts and trades such as blacksmiths, potters, candlemakers, basket makers, tailors, carpenters, furriers, belt makers, notaries, bakers, distilleries, gingerbread makers, honey makers, knife grinders, sitar makers, soap makers, butchers, cheesemakers and vegetable growers. gathers Anno Domini Association which is an active participant in medieval manifestations.

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Photo: TZ Koprivnica

Let us remind you that the Tourist Board of the city of Koprivnica is the organizer of the historical spectacle Renaissance Festival the largest cultural and historical event in Croatia, which also holds the title of the best tourist event in Croatia 2019-2020/2021. The festival brings together over 1.300 costumed participants from about 15 European countries who faithfully portray late medieval life through knightly tournaments and horse fights, fencing, the largest fair of old crafts, the largest and most unique wooden maze, medieval music and entertainers. The eno and gastronomic offer is also interesting because only here you can try beer made of nettle, mead, capon, pheasant or boar in a medieval way.

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