Feldioara City Hall is promising two days loaded with events, exhibitions, fanfare and medieval music concerts, craft workshops, sewing bees, local fairytales and legends, children’s theater plays, medieval animation shows, projections. “The Living Fortress - Doors Open Days at Marienburg Fortress – Feldioara” is a cultural project developed by Feldioara City Hall and co-funded by Braşov County Council, to be held between the 7th and 8th of September 2019.
A festival with a tradition
Marienburg Medieval Fortress in Feldioara will host the traditional festival (already at its 9th edition), the Teutonic Knights’ Return to Feldioara Fortress. The purpose of the project is to bring back to life a fortress that was but a ruin until not long ago, to attach the local community to this venue that acquired a new meaning, becoming a living cultural space, with a wide and diversified cultural offer, and, last but not least, to promote tourism in Feldioara - A new destination in the heart of Romania.
The mayor of Feldioara City, Mr. Sorin Taus, stated: “Marienburg Fortress was restored between 2012 and 2017, when a forgotten ruin was turned into a key tourist attraction, with visiting hours, in the City of Feldioara and, at the same time, in a suitable venue for cultural events. The goal of the project is to diversify the cultural and tourism offer in Braşov County and to bring the local community closer to this location that has been operational for one year, by facilitating free attendance in a series of cultural events”.
Students volunteering as Fortress tour guides
The project also involves the development of a team of students, volunteering to work as tour guides in Feldioara Fortress. Please note that we already have a partnership with “Petru Rareş” High School in Feldioara and that we are already working on establishing this group of volunteers. The volunteers will wear “Marienburg Knight” costumes.
Ileana Gafton Dragoș