27 August | Thursday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
BAROQUE FESTIVITIES / HRÁDEK U SUŠICE CHATEAU
You can enjoy Baroque in full in Hrádek u Sušice. An evening of Baroque entertainment, dance, theatre, Baroque refreshment and fireworks.
The Hrádek Chateau is a romantic place situated in the picturesque Šumava landscape near Sušice. The beginning of the rich history of the chateau was fist mentioned in the 13th century. The following centuries left their imprint through various construction activities in different architectural styles, still visible today. The most important moment was in 1590, when the gentry from Račín built the Rennaissance chateau on the site of a medieval citadel. The count Jan Ferdinand Desfours started a sensible construction of a Baroque extension in 1731 and it was completed by his nephew Bedřich with the support of the significant Czech Rococo architect Jan Josef Wirch. Bad times of decline and devastation started for the chateau after WWII and didn’t end until 2010, after a several-year-long renovation returned life and activity to the chateau. The rooms of the chateau were converted into hotel rooms. The halls welcome lovers of great food; beautiful spaces become meeting places for family celebrations and weddings. The adjoining farm buildings have received a new purpose with a spa and a gallery but some are still waiting for their makeover.
Visitors to the chateau in Hrádek u Sušice will have the opportunity to fully experience Baroque festivities. A performance of Baroque dances by beautiful dancers, guided tours of the chateau, an organ recital in the St Walpurga Chapel and a concert by the Pilsen Fanfare Orchestra will please the eye and the ear. And your fine appetite will be satisfied by Baroque-inspired dishes. Scents will spread around the chateau. And your time of entertainment and relaxation will be crowned with Baroque fireworks.
6:00pm start of the festivities in front of the chateau
6:15pm – 8:30pm tours of the chateau, an organ recital in the chapel, dance, flavours and fragrances of Baroque
8:30pm – 9:30pm the Pilsen Fanfare Group
9:30pm – 10:00pm illumination of the park – by candles
10:00 Baroque fireworks
Admission: adult CZK 300 | children, students, pensioners and people staying here CZK 200 | family ticket CZK 850
TICKETS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE
Capacity: 300 places
Partner of the programme: Šumavaplan, spol. s r. o., http://www.zamekhradek.cz
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