BAROQUE CHUDENICKO / LANDSCAPE OF CHUDENICE
7 July / Tuesday 10:00am – 10:00pm
A rich cultural programme held throughout the day. Carriages with horses, music, theatre, Baroque fireworks. The main programme starts at 5:00pm on the Žďár Hill and on Bolfánek.
The town of Chudenice is situated between the hills of the Kdyňsko-Chudenické Highlands with numerous protected natural wonders including the American Garden, a national natural monument. In Chudenice, tourists are attracted by the Parish Church of St John the Baptist, which was founded in the 12th century and where the chronicler of Charles IV, Přibík Pulkava of Radenín, was buried in 1380, as well as the Old Castle, originally a Gothic fortress in the centre of the town, which has been rebuilt several times. Currently, there is a castle exhibition and the Museum of Josef Dobrovský situated inside the Castle, where it is possible to view several displays from the Chudenice region and the historic interior with its original furniture. Above the village, there is the complex of Žďár with the Bath Castle, the observation tower Bolfánek with a tourist inn, the American Garden and the picturesque Kvapil’s Lakes, where the libretto for Dvořák's Rusalka was composed. The cultural, historical and natural potential of this place is associated with the legacy of the noble house of Czernin from Chudenice.
Within the festival 9 Weeks of Baroque, visitors will discover the magic of the Old Castle and the Baroque Church of St John the Baptist, they will visit the Hill of Žďár with the American Garden, Kvapil’s Lakes and the observation tower Bolfánek with a newly constructed amphitheatre and repaired Hermitage. You can also enjoy tours of the Old Castle and the Church of St John the Baptist in historic costumes or visit a local microbrewery in Stará Škola (Old School), where you can learn how beer was brewed in the Baroque period and taste Baroque meals. The afternoon will be livened up by rides in carriages and theatrical performances for children. The varied programme will be accompanied by Bus Line 2015 with art workshops for younger and older children. The main evening programme will take place on the Žďár Hill and on the observation tower Bolfánek above Chudenice.
Programme in Chudenice
10:00am – 5:00pm Bus Line 2015 with art workshops for children and the programme Excursion Line 2015 or Rides through the Pilsen Region, tours of the Old Castle and the Church of St John the Baptist in historic costumes, shops with historic crafts and edibles, Stará Škola restaurant and microbrewery – series of lectures on beer brewing in the region focused on the Baroque period, tour of the brewery, "Baroque" beers and meals offered
1:00pm – 5:00pm carriage rides | two carriages – route: the Old Castle, past the church, across the village square, through Kvapil Street and the alley to the cemetery, the St Anne's Chapel; one carriage located at the Old Castle, the second carriage located at the St Anne’s Chapel – carriages will operate in turns
2:00pm – 2:30pm theatrical performances for children
Programme in Žďár
10:00am – 9:00pm open observation tower Bolfánek and the inn At the Hermitage
1:00pm – 5:00pm shooting from crossbows and bows to painted Baroque targets – meadow of the American Garden
4:00pm – 4:30pm Rejch’s Chamber Choir – vocal performance in front of the St Anne’s Chapel
5:00pm – 5:30pm Goat War – reconstruction of a historic event presented in the form of a theatrical performance staged in the open air on a meadow at Kvapil’s Lakes
6:00pm – 6:30pm transfer of a historic procession into the park in front of the Bath Castle
6:30pm – 7:00pm Rejch’s Chamber Choir – vocal performances – in the park in front of the Castle
7:30pm – 9:00pm folk Baroque music in the amphitheatre beneath the observation tower Bolfánek
9:30pm Baroque fireworks – end of the programme
Admission: adults CZK 120 | children, pensioners, students, disabled CZK 80 | families (2 adults + 2 children) CZK 350 TICKETS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE
Variants: admission on the spot for individual events – not included in advance sale: tour of the old castle and the church – standard admission fee | visit of Bolfánek – standard admission fee | one carriage ride – CZK 50 per person | evening concert, fireworks & accompanying programme CZK 150
TICKETS ON THE SPOT
Capacity: unlimited throughout the day, 600 places for the night
Programme partners: town of Chudenice in cooperation with the civic association Otisk, o.s., http://www.chudenice.info/chudenice/ and http://www.otisk.org
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