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Awarding knighthood

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In the Middle Ages, the Old Castle of Celje witnessed the supreme fame and power of the Counts of Celje.

Counts and knights could only celebrate their achievements if they were not on the battlefield. On these occasions, delicious food was served and enjoyed, while the castle was visited by troubadours and entertainers helping to warm up the invitees. Come and be the counts. Be dubbed a knight of Celje and experience the exciting medieval past. You are kindly invited to enjoy a rich dinner prepared according to ancient recipes. It is accompanied by a drop of noble wine or sweet juniper juice. Evening entertainment is provided by demonstrations of martial arts by experienced knights waiting for you to join their ranks. Choose your unforgettable evening with Count Herman II and Her Royal Highness Barbara of Celje, and prove that you are worthy of knighthood.

Programme I:

  • Start of the event marked by the sound of fanfare
  • Arrival of Count Herman II and Empress Barbara of Celje with their entourage
  • Dance performance
  • Speech given by the castle notary
  • Candidate dexterity test (fencing, archery, knight equipment try-on)
  • Awarding of knighthood (Herman II or Barbara of Celje)
  • Granting the certificate
  • Ending the celebration with a dance performance or a game of skills by appointment

Price: 800 EUR

Additional services:

  • Castle Meal (the price adjusted to the selected menu and the actual consumption of the drinks, calculated based on the caterer’s price list)
  • Setting up an event tent (price adjusted according to the contractor’s offer)

Programme II:

  • Welcome drink upon arrival at the castle yard
  • Fanfare for Count Herman II and Queen Barbara of Celje with entourage
  • Count’s and royal address
  • Lively dancing or singing accompanied by a lute or recorded music – by appointment
  • Knight competition in fencing and archery
  • Swimming in a bucket before awarding knighthood – not mandatory
  • Fanfare marking the granting of knighthood
  • The candidate is handed a certificate
  • The candidate is handed a ribbon (around his neck by Herman II – surcharge)
  • Lively dancing or singing accompanied by a lute or recorded music (by appointment)
  • Fanfare marking the end of programme
  • Meal by choice – by appointment

Price: 1,800 EUR

Additional services:

  • Castle Meal (the price adjusted to the selected menu and the actual consumption of the drinks, calculated based on the caterer’s price list)
  • Setting up an event tent (price adjusted according to the contractor’s offer)