BAROQUE AT THE HERB DOMINION / ROCHLOV CASTLE
14 July | Tuesday 2:00pm – 6:00pm
A rich afternoon programme at the castle and in the garden. Talking about herbs, aromas, animated tours of the castle.
For centuries, the castle complex in Rochlov was the centre of a large agricultural dominion. After losing its territories and years of devastation, it was destined for demolition. However, a construction intervention by a private owner has brought this place back to life. The restored castle building shows all the architectural elements of its development, from the late Gothic fortress, the Renaissance castle, and Baroque and Classicist modifications up to its current Neo-Renaissance form. It presents a still expanding exhibition of a manor estate with the traditional interactive Karolina’s Kitchen, where guests have an opportunity to try old recipes and methods of cooking. The ancient granary and adjacent workshops display exhibitions of crafts related to metal and wood, as well as historic artistic blacksmithing and locksmithing. The former brewery is becoming a new agricultural museum. The surroundings constitute a small but very charming and dendrologically rich renewed park. Herbs, roses and decorative shrubs are planted on the castle parterre garden.
Visitors will experience an unconventional animated tour of the castle with an expert lecture on the topic of Baroque and herbs. Not only the scent of herbs, but also the fragrances of Baroque will exercise the olfactory cells of a range of guests. It will all be accompanied by theatrical studies and performances by the ensemble Studio dell'arte with the name “Baroque with all the Senses”, with music provided by the trio Naladěno. An integral part of the event will be Bus Line 2015 with the programme Excursion Line 2015, or Rides through the Pilsen Region, and the entertaining BAR OKO.
2:00pm start of the programme, welcoming
2:30pm, 3:00pm and 5:30pm guided tours of the castle
2:30pm – 5:30pm programme of Bus Line 2015
3:00pm and 4:00pm lectures on the topic of Baroque and herbs
5:00pm presentation of the perfume craft and original Fragrances of Baroque
6:00pm conclusion of the day, transfer to the programme in Vejprnice