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CzechTourism - Newsletter - May

Pressmeddelande   •   Maj 17, 2016 10:53 CEST

700 years of Charles IV - Architecture for the Crown

Educational programme (not only) for little architects .

The medieval architect Peter Parler, who designed the Charles Bridge and other buildings, is in a hurry. Tomorrow he is going deliver the plans for a new cathedral to king Charles IV and before that he has lot of things to arrange - visit the painter, see the glazier and the abbot of a monastery, go to the shop and to the baths...This is an example from the “Architecture for Crown” project, a slightly unconventional exhibition, where children will follow Peter Parler on his errands around Gothic Prague and on this journey they will learn about architecture, construction industry, arts an life during the reign of Charles IV.

Date: May 15 – October 10, 2016

Type: Architecrture and Charles IV

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Smetana’s Litomyšl

A musical experience in Litomyšl, the birthplace of the founder of Czech national music, Bedřich Smetana.

The most famous native of Litomyšl, composer Bedřich Smetana, is celebrated every summer with a big music festival. Dating from 1949, it is the second oldest music festival in the Czech Republic. The main program consists of opera productions, concert versions of operas, gala concerts, oratorios, cantatas and songbook evenings, but the varied program also offers room for ballet, church and promenade concerts or forms that overlap other genres. The center of festival events is the magnificent Litomyšl Renaissance château with a covered courtyard and unique theater, registered as a UNESCO site.

Date: June 9 – July 3, 2016

Type: Music festival

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Festival of Rosé Wines Prague

Celebrate the month of love with a glass of rosé wine!

The season of Moravian and Czech rosé wines traditionally culminates every year in May. This is tied to a number of “pink” events, including the Festival of Moravian and Czech rosé wines in Prague. It takes place at Prague Castle in the attractive and pleasant surroundings of Villa Richter and the St. Wenceslas Vineyard, with beautiful views of historic Prague. Several dozen wineries regularly present their rosé wines and you can try more than a hundred types. You can also try combining these rosé wines with selected delicacies.

Date: June 17 – 19, 2016

Type: Wine festival

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Mountain Bike World Championship

An extraordinary spectacle on the tried and tested course in Nové Město na Moravě.

The Mountain Bike World Championship is to be staged for the first time in the Czech Republic, namely in Nové Město na Moravě. Vysočina (Czech-Moravian Highlands) can draw on its ample experience in hosting several World Cup races, which each time were voted the best event of the season. The enjoyment of spectators is enhanced by the fact that they can see the racers several times without having to leave their spot. The great atmosphere in Nové Město na Moravě is highly spoken of by everyone including the competitors, who took a great liking to the course and to the spectators. That may well be another reason why the championship has aroused such intense interest. The organizers have promised us one of the greatest sporting events of the year.

Date: June 29 – July 3, 2016

Type: MTB

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