September 22-23: Reenactment of the Battle of White Mountain

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 Europe.

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. It was the beginning of the Thirty Years War and influenced the fate of Central Europe for the next 300 years.

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.

​​​​​​This reenactment is taking place for the 11th time on the White Mountain Plains near the wall of the Hvězda game park in Prague. 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.

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