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Saint Wenceslas Celebrations & International Folklore Festival 2019

Weekend 27th - 29th September 2019 will be traditionally carrying the spirit of the coming autumn, dance, music, beer, wine and good food. Český Krumlov will once again become the venue for the St. Wenceslas Celebrations and the International Folklore Festival.

From Friday, September 27, Czech and foreign musicians and dancers will present their skills at various concerts in the city centre. Among them won´t be missing participants of XIX. Year of the International Folklore Festival, who will make the entire town alive with dancing in the historical streets of the city. Families with children will not be bored as they can participate in various craft workshops and handicraft activities or fair in the monastery courtyard. Here you will also be able to enjoy and taste traditional delicacies such as crunchy cabbage and monastic cakes. The program will certainly please also bear lovers with attractive Brewery Festivities offering St. Wenceslas light special. For gourmets of wine the festival will offer garden wine tasting in the monastery garden with hundreds of wine samples from Bohemia, Moravia and abroad. An unique festive experience will bring the program in the pilgrimage area with a newly repaired facade on Křížová hora (Mountain of the Cross), where, among other things, a ceremonial ringing of newly molten bell will on Saturday commemorate the patron of the Czech land. The Vltava River will be enlivened with examples of an old wooden raft model and sightseeing wooden rafting

Lovers of history and legends will certainly do not pass the day and evening guided town walks of the city, including a walk around the magical southern meander of the Vltava River in a quiet part of Český Krumlov. If you´ll come on Sunday to the Dobrkovice Cave and take part in the Mammoth Hunters' Day, you can experience adventure and at the same time you will be given an insight into the life of cave people from tens of thousands of years ago. Part of the festivity is also St. Wenceslas open door night of museums and galleries with free entry into selected museums - e.g. to Egon Schiele Art Centre, Regional Museum or Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, where will visitors be able to let create photographs in the spirit of the First Republic autumn. And because the autumn festivities in Krumlov bear the name of the most important patron, during the last weekend of September there will also be held a traditional meeting of all people named Václav and Václavkas

Saint Wenceslas celebrations have reached the age of majority this year, so let's have fun and celebrate with the dance and music beauties of the city and the coming autumn!