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The Fun Continues in Český Krumlov in September!

The summer is nearly over but Český Krumlov has still a lot to offer. There is jazz, folklore, the magic of history and fun for the handicapped. All this you can find in Český Krumlov during September!

The first couple of September days in Český Krumlov will belong to Czech and foreign musicians playing their instruments in the jazz rhythm. The Jazzky Krumlov Festival (8-11 September) will introduce bands such as Bucinatores, Sanyland or the famous musician and showmen duo Matěj Ruppert and Roman Holý. There is much to look forward to.

The musical programme is completed by the Kryštof band concert (3 September) or the concert of Adam Katona (21 September) from the series named Musical Cellars of the Ántré theatrical club.  A historical reconstruction of an opera by Giuseppe Scarlatti (11 September) staged in the charming Masque Hall will surely thrill lovers of history and classical music.

Den s handicapem

During the weekend of 11 and 12 September the town will display its fairytale beauty to its handicapped visitors. Barriers will disappear during the Handicap Day - Day Without Barriers and so handicapped visitors will be able to visit the chambers of the Krumlov Castle, visit some local galleries and museums and experience a thrilling flatboat excursion ride. There is an entertainment programme scheduled on the main square for the handicapped and able visitors alike.

During the European Heritage Days (11-19 September) you can visit normally inaccessible sights, such as the Krumlov monasteries, the chapel on the Cross Mountain or the synagogue. Expert guides will share their knowledge of history, architecture and art. This year's European Heritage Days theme is "The Soul of Monuments".

"The Story of Český Krumlov" - this is the title of an exhibition guiding you through the town's history from 1309 until 2009. You have the unique opportunity to view the original charter from the year 1309 with the seal of Henry of Rosenberg, containing the first written mention about the town. Many other unique archeological, artisanal and artistic artifacts will be on display too. The first part of the exhibition, mapping the period between 1309 and 1945 will open in the Regional Museum on 23 September.

Svatováclavské slavnosti

On the last September weekend the town will celebrate St. Wenceslas, the patron of Bohemia, but also of brewers and winemakers. The St. Wenceslas Celebrations (24-28 September) offer not only folklore, market fair and gastronomical specialties but also the open door night of museums and galleries and also the St. Wenceslas balloon flying. You can also look forward to a new addition to the Celebrations; the Baroque fireworks show Theatrum Pyrotechnicum.

Many peculiar vessels of all shapes and colours will attempt to cover the distance between Vyšší Brod and Rožmberk nad Vltavou. The 38th Quaint Vessels' Passage will commence on 4 September at 1.27 pm under the Lipno dykes. If you prefer the dry land, there will be many competitions and entertainment prepared for you. Performing bands will include Olympic Revival, Satisfuction or Garant.

Petr Vok himself invites you to visit the Castle of Rožmberk. He will guide you through the Castle chambers and recall episodes from his life of a Renaissance nobleman. An organ recital by Jaroslav Tůma (10 September) will take place in the Zlatá Koruna monastery and you can visit ghosts at the Vítkův hrádek (4 September). There will be reading by the writer H. Klimek, a fortune teller and a country band. The summer season will close on Vítkův hrádek on 25 September with a country band performance.

If you still have some spare time, you can visit some interesting exhibitions in the many Krumlov museums or galleries or play some sports. The activity offer is very wide indeed.