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Free City of Novigrad
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Novigrad in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt computer game
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Localization of Novigrad on CD Projekt Red map
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Localization of Novigrad on Stanislav Komárek's map
Redania, on the northern shore of the river Pontar, north-west of Oxenfurt

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Novigrad is a free city within Redania and therefore not subject to the rule of that kingdom. It is one of the major ports on the ήπειρο. The population of Novigrad is nearly 30,000 inhabitants and it is one of the largest cities in the North.



speculative Novigrad coat of arms

The coat of arms for Novigrad is not actually described in the novels. This particular coat of arms was designed by our resident heraldry and Witcher expert Mboro. For a different take on the coat of arms, we have the Czech concept.

Very similar COA was shown in the second issue of "Biały Wilk" (The White Wolf) magazine.


Before the First Landing, Novigrad was small elven settlement. When the first humans' ships arrived in the Pontar Delta, the city was abandoned. It quickly became the capital of the new country created by king Sambuk, the ancestor of the first king of Redania.

During the reign of Vestibor the Proud, Novigrad was conquered by Temerians during the Seven Years' War. The capital of Redania was then moved to Tretogor and Novigrad became a Temerian city for a long time [1][2].

The situation changed during the reign of Vestibor's grandson, Radovid III the Bold, after long negotiations, a compromise was reached and the metropolis was acclaimed as a free city [2].

Although Redaniam kings are officially recoginized as "kings of Redania and Novigrad", the real authority is the hierarch who is elected during sessions held by the Council of Electors [3]. The current hierarch is Cyrus Engelkind Hemmelfart [4].



According to the short story "Wieczny ogień", Novigrad has four watermills, eight banks, nineteen lombards, thirty five Πανδοχεία και ταβέρνες, twelve brothels and nineteen temples. Some examples:

  • Large buildings:
    • Hierarch's castle [5][6]
    • City hall [5][6]
    • Grand Picket - probably the largest temple in Βόρεια Βασίλεια [5]
  • Banks:
  • Πανδοχεία και ταβέρνες:
  • Brothels:
    • Passiflora brothel
  • Other buidings:


Στην ταινία και την τηλεοπτική σειρά[]

The seventh episode, Dolina Kwiatów ("The Valley of Flowers"), begins in Novigrad.

Στο παιχνίδι The Witcher[]

the traveller
  • Novigrad is only mentioned in passing in the original game. In Chapter I, one of the travellers walking on the roads recognizes Γκέραλτ, and comments how the Μάγιστρος helped him with some garkains in Novigrad several years prior. However, he could not pay the witcher for his services at the time. Having recognized Γκέραλτ, he gives him 100 oren(s).

Στο παιχνίδι για υπολογιστή The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[]

Novigrad will play a much more central role in The Witcher 3, allowing players to finally explore the city. The setting has been described as based on medieval Amsterdam, with touches of Venice.


Places & buildings[]

The Witcher 3 — concept art[]

Biały Wilk 2[]


The Witcher 1[]

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