Symphony of Steel 2024

The HEMA Longsword Tournament in Ulm

24 February 2024

Sportzentrum Kuhberg
Egginger Weg 53
DE-89077 Ulm

About the Event

The Symphony of Steel takes place for the 5th time. As every year, the 2024 tournament will take place on the last weekend of February in Ulm! There will be three tournament formats:

  • Longsword tournament women (DDHF ladder tournament) with 20 spots
  • Longsword tournament men (DDHF ladder tournament) with 36 spots
  • Longsword tournament for beginners with 20 spots

So reserve the 24th of February 2024 in your calendar!

Registration will open on 03.12.23 at 7pm CET. It follows the First-Come-First-Serve principle; once all spots for a tournament are gone, you are placed in a queue. The participation fee is 49€. We ask spectators to also register, a respective free ticket is available for this purpose. The registration will take place on the Schwabenfedern event page.

Since the competitions overlap, every person can only participate in one tournament.

You would like to judge at the Symphony of Steel, help us otherwise, or have questions about the event? Write us an email to


We use the DDHF tournament rulebook for the Symphony of Steel in the revised version 2.2. You can find the rulebook directly here or on the official DDHF website.

Equipment Specifications

The equipment requirements are summarized in the following PDF. The equipment specifications are to be adhered to 100%, a violation of the specifications can lead to tournament exclusion!

Tournament Format

Men’s Tournament

Preliminary round: Pool phase with six pools of six participants each.
Main round: The two highest-placed participants per pool progress directly, the six third-placed participants compete in an intermediate round for the four remaining elimination places. A single elimination will be held with the 16 participants who have progressed.

Women’s and Beginners’ Tournament

Preliminary round: Pool phase with four pools of five participants each.
Main round: The three highest-placed participants per pool progress. A single elimination will be held with the 12 participants who have progressed.

If the number of participants is greatly reduced, the tournament format will be adjusted if necessary and the participants will be informed in advance.


The event schedule can be found in the following PDF. Please note that the schedule may change slightly if the number of participants changes at short notice.


The sports center itself has relatively few parking spaces (upper parking lot at Egginger Weg and lower parking lot at ASB). Further parking spaces are available at the Kuhberg school center. Teacher parking spaces may also be used explicitly. If you arrive by public transport, you can take tram line 2 to the final stop “Kuhberg Schulzentrum“. Make sure that the bus loop at Kuhberg is kept clear of parked vehicles!


It is not possible to host the Symphony of Steel without our generous sponsors who volunteer to help us financially to make things happen. Many thanks for the great support! We are particularly pleased that SIGI Forge will once again be exhibiting at the Symphony of Steel.

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