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Coronation Celebration festival is one of the largest culture event in Slovakia where you can experience the historical coronation ceremony of the Hungarian kings.

This year we celebrate the coronation of Elisabeth Christine - mother of Maria Theresa of Habsburg.

At this event, you are out of 23 to 25 June 2017 welcome in the streets of Bratislava. 

In the world there are very few places where coronations have taken place . Reims - Coronation city of the kings of France , Prague - city of coronation of Czech kings, Frankfurt - Coronation city of the emperors of Holy Roman Empire. This includes the coronation city of Bratislava , the capital and coronation city of Hungarian kings, which is the capital of the Slovak Republic at the time. The coronation period lasted almost 300 years. During this period, the Crown received 18 kings and queens in Bratislava. Among the most important monarch Maria Theresa was crowned on June 25, 1741.

Even today, almost 200 years after the last coronation in Bratislava, you can still meet witnesses of the glorious coronation story. In the first place, the castle , the royal residence of the Hungarian kings. At the castle not only residential spaces of the Royal family have been located, but in one of the towers, the crown jewels of the Hungarian kings were housed. The coronation ceremony was held at St. Martin's. At the top is the gold-plated replica of the royal crown, which weighs about 150 kg. After the coronation of the king went to the oldest church in Bratislava, the Franciscan Church.

There, the Knights were beaten to the Order of the Golden Spur. Thereafter, the newly crowned king put behind the city wall from the oath that he will comply with all privileges. As a final act of crowning the king rode up the coronation hill and swung his sword in all directions, as a sign that he wird. Auf protect the country from the enemy , there were the streets a folk festival with jousting and with the fireworks , wine flowed from all wells and there were baked oxen.

In 2003, the coronation tradition in a modern way was again. From the Bratislava Castle from the coronation procession runs in the old town.

There is an authentic coronation ceremony takes place. The King gets the crown jewels from the Archbishop of Esztergom, Primate of Hungary. Followed by the accolade , the coronation oath and the coronation hill. This ceremony takes place every year during the last weekend held in June - to commemorate the coronation of Maria Theresa.



Dates of next Coronation Festivals in Bratislava

Nota bene: The coronation ceremony is held every year on the last weekend of June in honor of the coronation of Maria Theresa - June 25th 1741





Coronation Celebration 2017


Elisabeth Christine


Coronation Celebration 2018


Leopold II


Coronation Celebration 2019


Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este


Coronation Celebration 2020


Caroline Augusta of Bavaria


Coronation Celebration 2021


Maria Theresa


Coronation Celebration 2022


Ferdinand V


Coronation Celebration 2023




Coronation Celebration 2024


Maria of Spain