Vidin: The Time Travelling Ottoman Ruler

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In this fun city game, you’ll explore Vidin in the spirit of true adventure. Find yourself immersed in the medieval atmosphere while learning all about the most fearsome ruler of the region - Osman Pazvantoglu.  He was a man who left a mark on the city and is surrounded by mythic tales of bloodshed, blasphemy, wild parties, and repentance.

Along the way, you’ll trace the Kaleto fortifying wall, visit relics of Ottoman rule, and experience the city’s most fascinating historical locations.  

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Places you will visit


It will take you

55-85 mins

You will walk

4600 steps

Total distance

3.5 km


  • Explore the grave of Osman Pazvantoglu, forgotten and buried by the passage of time.

  • Learn about the legend of the Osman Pazvantoglu mosque and the soft side of the ruler.

  • Wander the catacombs and towers of the Baba Vida fortress, experiencing the medieval side of Vidin.


You are Osman Pazvantoglu, a man who rebelled against Ottoman rule over Bulgarian lands in the late 1700s. Through great bloodshed, you established your own vast territories, independent from the Sultan. You reign supreme over these lands from your seat as “Governor” in the city of Vidin.

However, after a long night of drinking with your friends, you have awoken in a cemetery upon a grave bearing your name… 

Can you navigate this Vidin of the future and find your way back to your own time?


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Violeta Nedeva

19 Mar 2023
if you are looking for interesting information in English about the city and its heritage, play the game and find it out :)


20 Dec 2022

Robin Vredenborg

02 Aug 2022

Silvana Petrova

28 Jul 2022
It was very difficult, but amazing experience.

Volen Antov

28 Jul 2022
Very challenging and informative game. Definitely worth trying. It will make your stay in Vidin much more entertaining and educational. I enjoyed it a lot!

What does an
outdoor escape game look like?

  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


Robin Vredenborg
3100 XP
Gabriela Pancheva
3007 XP
Volen Antov
2919 XP