DO I NEED TICKET TO ATTEND THE MEDIEVAL WEEK?
You do not need a specific ticket for the Medieval Week. The nearest description of the event is a town festival, where there are activities throughout the city and rural Gotland. The Medieval Week's heart is the market place, and here you don't need to pay any admission. However, to activities such as tournaments, concerts and more, you often need to buy a ticket.
Where do I buy tickets?
You can pre-purchase tickets to a tournament and a number of other shows through our website. On site you can buy tickets at the Visitors Center in the market place or at the Tourist Office. Many performances have no advance purchase, for them on-site sales usually start around 0.5-1 hours before the show. Keep in mind that many popular shows can become overcrowded and there may be a long queue for the ticket, even before the sale starts, so get there early!
WHERE DO I FIND THE PROGRAM?
The program is available here on our website and in printed version at the Visitors Center, among our volunteers, the Tourist Office and at some stores and hotels in Visby. The printed program is distributed to all subscribers of Gotland's Allehanda and Gotlands Tidningar the week prior to the festival. It is not possible to pre-order the printed program, but it is distributed in place during the festival.
DO I HAVE TO WEAR MEDIEVAL CLOTHING?
No you do not need to have medieval clothes to visit us!
You can visit all performances and more in ordinary clothes, only very few events require medieval clothes and they are clearly indicated in the program. We do, however, encourage everyone to dress up in medieval costume, as then you have the opportunity to further deepen the feeling of being in a medieval town!
CAN I RENT MEDIEVAL CLOTHING?
Yes, you can rent medieval clothes during Medieval Week. At the Market, in Visitors Center, between 11-14
WHERE CAN I FIND PATTERNS FOR MEDIEVAL CLOTHES?
There is lots of information to find on the Internet about creating a medieval costume. An example is Historiska Världar, which describes a number of of different outfits. There are also designs, fabrics and accessories to buy. Some retailers in the selection include: Medeltidsmode, Historiska rum, Handelsgillet, Svarta Kattens handelshus, Korps handelsbod, Kapitelhusgården and more.
CAN I CARRY A KNIFE OR SWORD WITH MY COSTUME?
No, it is not allowed to carry a knife or sword to your outfit. Swedish law also applies during The Medieval Week. Knives and swords are only allowed for participants at specific events such as The Battle of Wisby, or during lectures on swords or weapons, and shall in such cases be worn hidden and carried discreetly there and back. No exceptions on any streets or squares, and if you unsure of anything we ask you to contact the police authorities in Gotland.
CAN I BRING MY CAMERA?
Yes, you may bring your camera on all events, unless otherwise stated clearly. However, it is not permitted to shoot with the flash during the performances, because it destroys both the medieval experience, and can interfere with the performance and cause danger to performers in, for example, fire shows.
ARE CHILDREN WELCOME AT MEDIEVAL WEEK?
Children of all ages are more than welcome at the Medieval Week! We have visitors that range in age from newborns to those who are passed one hundred. The Medieval Week is equally suitable for everyone.
IS THERE TO BUY FOOD IN THE AREA?
There is plenty of good food in the area! Everything from full dinners to sweets, in various price ranges and variations. The food square in the middle of the market place is a perfect spot for those who want to experience high-class entertainment at the open stage Forum Vulgaris, and experience medieval food!
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD TO THE AREA?
Yes, you are welcome to have a picnic in the market area, but not in the food square/ Forum Vulgaris which is reserved for our vendor's guests.
CAN I PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD?
Always bring cash to the market area as well as performances for safety's sake, though many vendors now accept cards, it is still far from everywhere that you can pay by means other than cash. ATMs are in town (not in the marketplace), they are marked on the map in the printed program.
CAN I BRING ALCOHOL TO THE EVENT?
Alcohol may only be consumed where serving licenses are available, and only at select restauranteurs in the market area. Visby City police regulations prohibit liquor, wine and beer in public places, at the entire market in general and the city as a whole. Day and night, we refer to Visby's excellent selection of restaurants, equipped with several medieval taverns and more modern variations of all kinds.
HOW DO I GET TO GOTLAND?
See our section Travel and accommodation.
WHERE CAN I STAY DURING THE MEDIEVAL WEEK?
For camping, cabins or hotel - see our section Travel and accommodation. If you are connected to a medieval or LARP association and wish to stay in the medieval tent camp (note - membership in such an association is a requirement) contact the medieval association Styringheim. See their website for more information.
ARE THERE MEDICAL PERSONNEL IN PLACE?
In the visitors center you can find a medical professional for simple matters, bandages etc. For more serious incidents go to the emergency room at the hospital or call an ambulance by dialing the emergency number: 112
WHAT IF I LOST SOMETHING?
Some lost items are received by the Visitors Center in the market. We are always turn all valuables over to the police. If you lost something and do not find it before you return home, you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org
up to 3 months after the festival, we try our best to return all lost items to their owners.