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HIGHLIGHTS 2015, 2016

Five-Petalled Rose Celebrations

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Wine Festival Český Krumlov

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01.11.2015 - 30.11.2015   (Mo-Su)
01.11.2016 - 30.11.2016   (Mo-Su)


St. Martin traditionally arrives on his white horse on the 11th day in November bringing not only the first snow but also first wine of the year. This marks the beginning of the Feast of St. Martin in Český Krumlov. Selected local restaurants will offer St. Martin´s wine, roast goose and other specialties. The Feast culminates in a garden celebration of wine where you can taste Bohemian, Moravian and foreign wines together with local cheese.

Autumnal Recitals in Krumlov

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01.11.2015 - 29.11.2015   (Sa)
01.11.2016 - 30.11.2016   (Sa)

Renaissance hall, Vlašský Dvůr, Dlouhá Street

Renaissance hall located in Vlašský dvůr in Panská Street will host a series of chamber concert on every Saturday in November. The space allows for a unique atmosphere between the performer and the audience. A number of excellent musicians both from Czech Republic and abroad will perform during the varied musical schedule.

Where: Vlašský Dvůr, Dlouhá 32, Český Krumlov

Advent and Christmas in Český Krumlov

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27.11.2015 - 06.01.2016   (Mo-Su)
25.11.2016 - 06.01.2017   (Mo-Su)

Advent and Christmas

When winter comes, Český Krumlov shows a completely different face. A face filled with peace and poetry. The Advent season is a time of cheerful gatherings, starting with the lifting of the Christmas tree, carols, treats given to children on St. Nicholas' Eve and letters written by children to Baby Jesus. The festive time before Christmas culminates with a living Nativity scene that tells the biblical story through singing, dancing and plentiful music accompaniment. On Advent weekends visitors can enjoy the old Bohemian Christmas fair offering punch and traditional Christmas cookies, the delicious scent of which spreads throughout the town each day and evokes a festive feeling in everyone. Families with children can enjoy themselves on Christmas Eve at a gathering in the first castle courtyard and celebrate Christmaswith the Krumlov bears. Celebrations welcoming the New Year in Český Krumlov also offer one-of–a-kind magical and poetic moments.

New Year´s Eve

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31.12.2014   (We)
31.12.2015   (Th)

New Year´s Eve in Český Krumlov

Do not sit at home on New Year's Eve! Say goodbye to this year with grace and grand welcome the new year! Whether you are looking for a quiet, unique location for celebration in the narrow circle of their relatives or the place where it lives and the fun is in full swing, head to Český Krumlov.

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14.02.2015 - 17.02.2015   (Sa-Tu)
06.02.2016 - 09.02.2016   (Sa-Tu)


The old tradition of Shrove Tuesday folk festivals has been revived along with its typical Carnival featuring a procession of colourful masks, street plays, conjurers, and musicians, as well as an abundant feast and dancing because Shrovetide marks the end of the festive season and the beginning of Lent.

Valentine´s Day

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14.02.2015   (Sa)
14.02.2016   (Su)

Velentin's day

Surprise your loved one with an unforgettable Valentine‘s weekend!

Escape from the stress and trivialities of everyday to a unique place where you can spend time with each other. Come to Český Krumlov. The picturesque little streets and hidden corners of this medieval town are ideal for romantic walks. Especially in this time of the year when you encounter only a handful of tourists you can enjoy undisturbed quality time together.

It is a well-known fact that love goes through the stomach and so you should also include a visit to one of the cosy local pubs or restaurants in your itinerary. And although love gives you inner fire, you will also surely appreciate the warmth of a burning fire place and enjoy a meal from a special Valentine‘s menu.

Magical Krumlov

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30.04.2015 - 01.05.2015   (Th-Fr)
30.04.2016 - 01.05.2016   (Sa-Su)

Magical Krumlov

The fairytale ambience of the medieval town combines with the magic of May Day Eve to set the stage for the celebration of the Month of Love. During the festive evening, you can enjoy a whirl of witches, the building of a maypole, live music, and a lantern procession, while on May Day you can visit exhibitions and expositions free of charge within the Museum and Gallery Open Day, which will offer a number of new and interesting displays and events.

Rallye Český Krumlov

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22.05.2015 - 23.05.2015   (Fr-Sa)
27.05.2016 - 28.05.2016   (Fr-Sa)

Rallye Český Krumlov

The tradition of the car race, which belongs among the top motor events in the country, began in 1971. The race track leads both contestants and spectators to interesting places of the region that otherwise remain concealed from many visitors. The start of the race as well as the winners' ceremony taking place in the vicinity of the historical centre are always a welcome spectacle among youths keen on roaring engines, and other fans.

Open Air Foto Festival

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05.06.2015 - 07.06.2015   (Fr-Su)


The most photogenic festival of the year

The Open – Air PHOTO festival will liven up the whole Český Krumlov. It has been designed for both general public and the experts. It will introduce the most interesting from the world of photography. It will offer the latest trends and meeting with Czech and International experts. The carefully formed programme and quality background will enable you to experts the weekend full (not only) photographic experiences.

Five-Petalled Rose Celebrations

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19.06.2015 - 21.06.2015   (Fr-Su)
17.06.2016 - 19.06.2016   (Fr-Su)

Five-Petalled Rose Celebrations

The famous Lords of Rožmberk (Rosenberg) who once owned the dominion are back! The spirit of the Renaissance age is brought back to life for three days with the hubbub of jousts, craft fairs, medieval music, street plays, and fencing duels to culminate with the highlight of the festival – a spectacular procession in historical costumes featuring knights on horseback and many notables linked with the history of the town. No matter what the age or the expectations of the visitors are, all will certainly enjoy themselves.

Chamber Music Festival

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26.06.2015 - 04.07.2015   (Fr-Su)
24.06.2016 - 03.07.2016   (Fr-Su)

Chamber Music Festival

With summer comes a music festival with the oldest tradition in town. Due to being favoured by renowned domestic and international musicians, the once modest local event has gradually grown into a popular cultural event of immense world repute. One of the highly sought-after highlights of the festival programme is Music Through the Ages, which offers excursions of the castle interiors with live music played on contemporary musical instruments. A true pearl for the festival visitors is the genuine 18th-century feast titled Baroque Night at Český Krumlov Castle®.

International Music Festival Český Krumlov

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17.07.2015 - 08.08.2015   (Fr-Sa)
15.07.2016 - 13.08.2016   (Fr-Sa)

International Music Festival Český Krumlov

The festival has gained immense repute due to the liaison of the attractive ambience of the historical town with music concerts of different genres from the 15th century up to the present, featuring a number of famous domestic and international artists. The festival is not only the highlight of the Krumlov cultural summer but clearly a leading cultural event in the Czech Republic. This is more than proved by renowned artists whose names have become associated with the festival and many of whom have returned to the festival repeatedly, such as singer Eva Urbanová, violinists Gabriela Demeterová and Pavel Šporcl, the American sopranos Renée Fleming and Alison Bolshoi, conductorMaxim Shostakovich, Argentinean tenor José Cura, and many others.

Revolving Auditorium

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11.06.2015 - 05.09.2015   (Mo-Su)
08.06.2016 - 10.09.2016   (Mo-Su)

Revolving Auditorium, file OIS

The legendary Revolving Auditorium is set in the Castle Gardens, providing you an unforgettable experience of performances such as Robin Hood, Freischütz, Beauty and the Beast, Carmina Burana, Water Nymph, Three Musketeers, Henry the VIII’s Wives or the Poor (Future) King, and King of the Gypsies.

Day without Barriers Český Krumlov

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12.09.2015   (Sa) 10:00 - 16:00
10.09.2016   (Sa)

Disability Day - Day without Barriers

A visit to the historical town centre: A pleasant walk for some and for others, a challenge full of impassable barriers. On this day, however, Český Krumlov is also open to all handicapped visitors. All stairs, whether at the castle or at its museums and galleries, seem to vanish from the town. Visually impaired visitors can “look” at house facades and the more adventurous will definitely enjoy a ride down the river on a flatboat or a raft. Moreover, a fair with products from protected workshops and an mundant cultural programme will certainly enrich this day full of unforgettable experiences.

European Heritage Days (EHD)

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04.09.2015 - 06.09.2015   (Fr-Su)
09.09.2016 - 11.09.2016   (Fr-Su)

European Heritage Days, photo by Lubor Mrázek

European Heritage Days render a unique and one-of-a-kind opportunity to see usually inaccessible places of major historical monuments and to become familiar with the processes involved in their conservation and restoration. In accompanying expert lectures, visitors may learn many interesting facts relating to construction history and current findings.

Festival of Baroque Arts

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18.09.2015 - 20.09.2015   (Fr-Su)
16.09.2016 - 18.09.2016   (Fr-Su)

Festival of Baroque Arts

After centuries, the timeless works of Baroque artists – architects and music composers – meet once again to create a one-of-a-kind cultural event. The town’s authentic historical premises resound with the tones of contemporary music: Sacral music echoes through the monastery church and the unique Baroque Castle Theatre becomes a stage for operas.

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations

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25.09.2015 - 28.09.2015   (Fr-Mo)
23.09.2016 - 28.09.2016   (Fr-We)

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations and International Folklore Festival

In addition to being the patron saint of the lands of Bohemia, Saint Wenceslas is the patron saint of brewers and winemakers, which is commemorated by the traditional autumn festivities offering a cultural as well as a rich gourmet experience. The pleasant atmosphere of the autumn festivities is augmented by the festival of folk ensembles and the Saint Wenceslas Fair. The cherry on top is certainly the unforgettable evening excursion to the town’s museums and galleries, garnished with an impressive accompanying programme.

Krumlov Boating Marathon

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09.10.2015 - 10.10.2015   (Fr-Sa)
08.10.2016 - 09.10.2016   (Fr-Sa)


The wide variety of activities associated with Český Krumlov also features major sports competitions, one of which certainly is the river marathon, with the largest number of contestants in the Czech Republic. Every year, the river marathon attracts hundreds of keen watermen, ranging from strict amateurs to top-class international athletes. The river marathon weekend offers an abundant accompanying programme for the general public and does not forget our youngest visitors, too.


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