Czech Travelogue
Autumn in the|Czech Republic:
events that will make your holiday special
Kunětická hora/Loket:
Run to the castle
th September and
th October
This five-part running event for
the general public is aimed at keen
runners as well as children for whom
there will be a fairytale trail, theatre
performances and a quiz that will
reveal the secrets of these fairytale
Czech castles. These two castles,
which have formed the backdrop to
well know film versions of fairytales,
ooze historical and magical
character. So why not come and
head down into the ancient cellars!
Prague: Designblok
th – 12th October
The oldest and most prestigious
week in central Europe’s design
calendar will this year be focusing
on the promotion of contemporary
home-grown and foreign design.
Exhibitions will take place at several
locations around Prague, and
participants will include top Czech
designers and leading international
names who will present their visions
using a variety of materials.
Karlovy Vary: Tourfilm
th – 11th October
The longest-running international
festival of tourism-related films will
take place this year in|Karlovy Vary
for the 47th time, and will focus this
time round on Morocco. Visitors can
attend film screenings, tastings and
performances of Moroccan dance,
and there will also be a competition
for visitors who will have the chance
to win an unusual holiday in the
desert. The festival does not charge
traditional wine festivals
th – 14th September
Traditional wine festivals will take
place this year in and around
Moravia’s vineyards from 12th
September (Znojmo) until 5th
October (Valtice). The Mikulov
Wine Festival will include
the Czech Republic ‘bouquet
recognition championships’, while
Znojmo will recall the reign of
Czech king John of Luxemburg,
father of Charles IV. Every event
will be infused with the aroma of
homemade sausages, cheeses and
other delicacies.
Pilsen: MTB Pilsen 50
th September
All three MTB trails (55, 35 and
km) start on Pilsen’s Republiky
Square where there will also be
a kids zone, and a children’s race
part of the Junior Xtra Trophy.
In addition to the event, visitors
can also take in the tallest church
spire in the country belonging to
the Cathedral of St Bartholomew,
the Pilsen Underground and the
Brewery Museum.
Commemorative events
to mark the anniversary
of the Battle of
th – 30th November
The most famous battle of the
Napoleonic wars is commemorated
each year at the end of
November in the Moravian village
of Slavkov u|Brna. This year over
|participants in|period
uniform will re-enact the
struggle between French, Polish,
Austrian and Russian armies.
Visitors can also look forward to
an evening procession and
fireworks display, concerts and
a|Christmas market. Nor|should
you miss the chance to take
a|look around the local chateau,
as Napoleon himself will|be
giving the guided tours.
International jazz
th October – 6th November
Autumn in the capital is
traditionally the season for the
city’s|international jazz festival
which takes place at the well-
known Reduta jazz club. This
year is the 36th time the festival
has been held, and from 17th
October the programme boasts
some top names on the Czech and
international jazz scene. Come and
experience traditional jazz as well
as other variations from different
parts of the world.
Theatre Night 2014
th – 16th November
In mid-November ten countries
across Europe – including the Czech
Republic – will be holding Theatre
Night, an event packed with
exciting experiences. In the evening
theatres will host special events for
visitors – this includes workshops,
author readings, performances
for children and adults and film
screenings. This year’s theme is
Czech music.
You will find many more
cultural events due to be held
in the Czech Republic at:
Action plan ~ Aktionsplan