Welcome to South Bohemia Summer 2009

24.04.2009 | 19:00
Welcome to South Bohemia Summer 2009

Welcome to South Bohemia Summer 2009Come to South Bohemia and enjoy the fresh atmosphere of the spring months and experience uncommon moments of opening the new summer tourist season. The event of the „Welcome to South Bohemia Summer“ will be held for the 6th year in 13 places. You can choose from the rich cultural, social and sports programme on the following dates, all over South Bohemia. You will certainly not be bored in our region...
Strakonice 24.-25. 4. 2009, Veselí nad Lužnicí 25. 4. 2009, Český Krumlov 30. 4.-1. 5. 2009, Netolice 1. 5. 2009, Týn nad Vltavou 8. 5. 2009, Tábor 9. 5. 2009, Vodňany 14.-16. 5. 2009, Písek 15.-17. 5. 2009, Jindřichův Hradec 16. 5. 2009, Nová Bystřice 16. 5. 2009, České Budějovice 17. 5. 2009, Prachatice 23. 5. 2009, Vimperk 30. 5. 2009.


Strakonice 24. - 25. 4. 2009
Welcome to the Strakonice Summer and April Skating Through the Town

Welcome to South Bohemia Summer 20094 The Town of Strakonice is situated at the confluence of the gold-bearing Otava and Volyňka Rivers. The main landmark is its castle from the 13th century, which houses exhibits of the Museum of Central Otava Basin, Šmidinger’s Library, castle restaurant or the castle safari, which is a great attraction especially for children. A novelty for tourists is the 11-kilometrelong Švanda the Bagpiper’s Nature Trail, which leads through the countryside in which Švanda the Bagpiper used to wander, play and give joy to people. You can also make a short walk and get to know the area of Podskalí of Strakonice, and the door of the swimming pool and sports and cultural facilities are open for all visitors to the town. The Otava River is now a paradise for anglers and all those who enjoy water sports.

24. 4. 2009 April Skating Through the Town
• 3.30 p.m. - in-line skating trail in the Na Sídlišti sport area, effort of achieving a record - the most numerous living in-line chain, pyrotechnic show with light effects, an in-line skating ride for children and adults, in three age categories

25. 4. 2009 Welcome to the Strakonice Summer (Castle in Strakonice)

  • 3rd annual Cleaning of the Otava River within the Otava Navigation project, those interested in participation may contact the Strakonice Information Centre;
  • bicycle trip to the southern part of the Strakonice region, with a stop at the water mill at Hoslovice, start - 9.00 a.m. for routes of 38, 52 and 62 km, 1.00 p.m. for the 12 km route;
  • members of the Czech Velocipede Club in Prague will present riding “veteran bicycles”, the way our great grandparents may have ridden them;
  • opening of the Hall of Traditions of the ČZ a.s. company, presenting the history of motorcycle production (sightseeing at 10.00 and 11.00 a.m.);
  • 1.00 p.m. - festive opening of the afternoon programme;
  • afternoon with plays, for children and adults (games, climbing wall, large trampoline, skilful riding test), music programme, Jacob the Carp’s March;
  • 2.00 p.m. - Inka Rybářová and the Clown Rybička - a programme with melodic songs will be fun especially for children, and many will take part in a competition, autographs;
  • 6.00 p.m. - a lecture and presentation of a short film, not only from the history of cycling in Strakonice


Veselí nad Lužnicí 25. 4. 2009
Through the Countryside of Ponds

Veselí nad Lužnicí (population of 6.6 thousand, 410 m above sea level) - a holiday resort in the middle of South Bohemia - it is a suitable starting point of hiking and cycling routes to the Třeboňsko Protected Landscape Area and to the unique countryside of the melancholic marshlands with well-preserved buildings in the rural baroque style. Veselí offers possibilities of bathing in the sandpits of Veselí and Vlkov, ideal conditions for canoeing, one-day trips to the South Bohemian castles and chateaux as well as a wide range of accommodation.

long-distance march and cycling

  • registration and start: 6.00 - 10.00 a.m. from the Hokejka Cafeteria in the sports complex;
  • walking routes: 50, 35, 20 or 10 km;
  • cycling routes: 30 - 130 km;
  • finish: by 6 p.m. by the Hokejka Cafeteria for all routes;
  • start fee: 20 CZK;
  • reward: commemorative certificate and a little gift; suitable maps can be bought at the start; rich tombola;
  • in finish at 3.00 p.m. - country music by the Wohryzek Band;
  • for more information call: Bedřich Vohnoutka, tel.: +420 724 200 095; tourists from Veselí are looking forward to you


Český Krumlov 30. 4. - 1. 5. 2009
Magical Krumlov

Welcome to South Bohemia Summer 2009Do you find wandering in the past attractive? Do you want to get to know one of the most valuable and largest chateaux in Central Europe? You can make this wish come true easily in the picturesque town of Český Krumlov in the south of the Czech Republic! Its exceptionally preserved historical centre is on the UNESCO List, and changes into a lively Renaissance town at the beginning of summer every year. Český Krumlov - a little but at the same time lively cosmopolitan town with a unique atmosphere. Welcome to Český Krumlov!

Program:Welcome to South Bohemia Summer 2009

  • All Stars above Český Krumlov - concerts of Český Krumlov bands + historical cabaret;
  • Český Krumlov Fair - a presentation of Český Krumlov nonprofit institutions;
  • children’s afternoon - games and competitions for children;
  • festival of Primary School with Special Art Education (ZUŠ) - presentation of fields of work the Český Krumlov ZUŠ;
  • Metamorphoses of Český Krumlov - concert by the Papouškovo sirotci Band + showing photographs;
  • christening of the book Český Krumlov: Metamorfózy 1960 - 2008 (Český Krumlov: Metamorphoses 1960 - 2008, a publication by Josef Prokopec and Milena Nováková for the 700th anniversary);
  • lantern procession - the procession will be accompanied by the ZUŠ Brass Orchestra;
  • With the Stars above Your Head - sitting and singing around the campfire with musicians from Český Krumlov;
  • Vltava River Cantare 2009 - children’s singing choirs;
  • May day with open museums and galleries - free admission to exhibition halls


Netolice 1. 5. 2009
Opening of the Tourist Season - 100th Anniversary of Establishing the Museum

Netolice ranks among the oldest settlements. The landmarks of the town include the town hall, churches and the Renaissance house - JUDr. O. Kudrna’s Museum, presenting an ethnographic exhibition - folk embroidery and costumes, folk furniture, samples of collections of picture postcards, artistic industry, weapons and crafts. The exhibition halls sometimes host occasional exhibitions. An archaeological park with a lookout tower is coming into being at the acropolis of the former St. Ján fortress from the Přemyslid time. An important sight in the vicinity of the town is the Renaissance chateau of Kratochvíle.

  • 10.07 a.m. - arrival of the steam-engine train at Netolice;
  • 10.30 a.m. - festive tones and fanfares, opening of the tourist season and a celebration of 100 years of museum, festive opening of the painting actress’s exhibition “Iva Hüttnerová - Pictures“, christening of the book „Netolice - Proměny města aneb Jak šel čas“ (Netolice - Transformation of the Town or As Time Went On);
  • 12.00 a.m. - Libín folklore ensemble - in the square of Netolice;
  • 3.00 p.m. - concert of the Chateau Trio from Hluboká nad Vltavou - salon of the museum;
  • 4.20 p.m. - departure of the steam-engine train to České Budějovice

http://muzeum.netolice.cz, www.netolice.cz

Týn nad Vltavou 8. 5. 2009
Timber Rafting 50 - Long-distance Tramp

The town of Týn nad Vltavou spreads on the banks of the Vltava River, not far from the confluence with the Lužnice. The beginning of Týn nad Vltavou goes back to the first half of the 11th century, the first written record of the town being made in 1229. The places to visit in the town include the Municipal Museum (underground passages, displays presenting the region, puppets and moldavites) and the Municipal Gallery U Zlatého slunce, in which prominent Czech artists exhibit their works. The town may also boast a rarity - an open-air theatre with a revolving auditorium, the only amateur stage of its kind in Central Europe. There are two water reservoirs in the vicinity of the town: Orlík and Hněvkovice - a paradise of anglers and lovers of water sports.

start - from 8.00 a.m. - from the Sports Hall in Týn nad Vltavou; walking routes: direction of the village of Bohunice - Neznašov (10 km), direction of the village of Bohunice - Neznašov - Gamekeeper’s House near Smrž - Kaliště (23 km), direction of the village of Neznašov - Albrechtice - Kamýk - Kaliště (33 km); bicycle routes: direction of Albrechtice - Temelín (23 km), direction of Neznašov - Protivín - Dříteň - Temelín (60 km), direction of Protivín - Bavorov - Dívčice - Malešice - Temelín (97 km)


Tábor 9. 5. 2009
Opening of the Tourist Season in Tábor

In terms of tourism, the Town of Tábor ranks, thanks to its rich past, to attractive places in South Bohemia. In the course of centuries, Tábor underwent numerous transformations, but has retained its historical character until nowadays. You can see a unique mediaeval fortification system, the original castle Kotnov with a tower, or an entangled labyrinth of underground passages. The surroundings of Tábor are an ideal place to spend a pleasant holiday, with suitable conditions for wandering and cycling, and have numerous historical sights.

  • bicycle trip to Chotoviny (longer route):
  • Tábor - Jeníčkova Lhota - Hlasivo - Chotoviny - Liderovice - Radimovice u Tábora - Tábor (35 km);
  • bicycle trip to Chotoviny for families with children: Tábor - Vrážná - Chotoviny - Liderovice - Radimovice u Tábora - Tábor (24 km); walking trip from Tábor to Chotoviny (10 km);
  • wandering to meet a fairy-tale in Hýlačka;
  • 9.00-10.00 a. m. - start a registration for all events at the Tábor Information Centre in the main square (Žižkovo náměstí);
  • 2.00-6.00 p. m. - cultural programme in the main square (Žižkovo náměstí)


Vodňany 14. - 16. 5. 2009
Fishing Days in Vodňany

For over half a millennium the town of Vodňany has been closely associated with fish and fishponds. The traditional fish farming, more than anything else, attracts anglers to visit the place and try their hand on Blanice, a river with a string of former mills passing through the picturesque landscape round Vodňany at the very heart of South Bohemia, a region anyway full of historic sights. While the event of Angling Days of Vodňany (Vodňanské rybářské dny) is in progress, the visitors can go to the Municipal Gallery to admire pictures by Jan Rapin, and the permanent exhibition of works by M. Aleš, F. Herites and J. Zeyer, another place of interest is the Municipal Museum (former synagogue) housing the exposition of Vodňany‘s Fishfarming traditions.

14. 5. 2009

  • 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. - Breeding carnivorous Fish Species and the Subsidy Policy in Fishery (seminar - great assembly hall of the town council, 15. 5. 2009 - continuation 9.00 a.m. - 15.00 p.m.);
  • 1.00 p.m. - opening of the FISHTECH exhibition - exhibition of fish farming equipment and technologies (until 16. 5. 2009 - multipurpose hall);
  • Exhibition on the Partner Town of Zlaté Hory (until 16. 5. 2009);
  • Fishery Tradition exhibition in Vodňany (until 16. 5. 2009 - Municipal Museum);
  • exhibition - Jan Rapin - Paintings (until 16. 5. 2009 - Municipal Gallery);
  • Creative Chelčice exhibition (until 16. 5. 2009 - Information centre)

15. 5. 2009

  • 8.00 p.m. - Cultural Evening of Friendship - performance of ensembles from • partner towns combined with tasting fish dishes prepared by students of the Secondary Vocational School (House of Culture);
  • 8.00 p.m. - festive fireworks with an accompanying programme in the main square (náměstí Svobody)

16. 5. 2009

  • 8.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. - traditional fish market with a cultural programme in the main square (náměstí Svobody);
  • 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. - Visiting Day of the Secondary School of Fish Farming and the Higher Vocational School of Water Management and Ecology Vodňany;
  • 9.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. - Visiting Day of the Research Institute of Fishery and Hydrobiology including its experimental premises;
  • 1.00 p.m. - fishery afternoon on the Blanice River, show of filleting and culinary preparation of fish presented by the cook Petr Stupka, a presentation of a historical battle - Imperial Municipal Guard of Zlaté Hory (Blanice Sports Complex);
  • 5.00 p.m. - festival of singing choirs (Husův sbor);
  • 6.00 p.m. - fishermen’s dance (Blanice Sports Complex)


Písek 15. - 17. 5. 2009
Opening of the Tourist Season

Welcome to South Bohemia Summer 2009The centre of Písek is currently undergoing a number of changes: from the famous Stone Bridge you will proceed along the European Promenade, below the buildings of the well-known panorama of Písek. Its landmarks include the remaining wing of the former royal castle and the reconstructed Malthouse (Sladovna) building, which houses new cultural premises. Don’t fail to visit the former mill, in which František Křižík installed the equipment of the municipal water power station in 1888. Along your way, you will come to the renovated Gothic moat, and from there to Bakaláře with recently discovered Bronze Age and mediaeval artefacts.

Cultural programme on a pontoon on the Otava River below the European Promenade with a programme lasting from Friday to Sunday (Jiří Zonyga, Talich Chamber Orchestra, Ewa Farna, and other bands and singers), followed by an after party in the municipal island on Friday and Saturday!

15. 5. 2009

  • creating gigantic sand sculptures;
  • creative workshops sand sculptures - playing with sand for children and adults with a cultural programme;
  • drawing on the pavement

16. 5. 2009

  • travelling by the Cipísek Train from České Budějovice to Písek and back in the afternoon;
  • mini-golf tournament for two players and beach volleyball for four players;
  • Visiting Day - Prácheň Museum, municipal power station;
  • workshops in the courtyard of the Malthouse (Sladovna) - original craft techniques;
  • festive opening of gigantic sand sculptures exhibition;
  • Na Americe Fairy-Tale Forest - a route with competition posts;
  • Dragons Between the Bridges - training and rides for the public;
  • sand sculptures creative workshops - playing with sand for adults

17. 5. 2009

  • Dragons Between the Bridges - dragon boat races and rides for the public;
  • afternoon with entertainment for children

www.cipiskoviste.cz, www.icpisek.cz

Jindřichův Hradec 16. 5. 2009
Over the Hill to Hradec or the Jindřichův Hradec Pedal

Welcome to South Bohemia Summer 2009 The South Bohemian town of Jindřichův Hradec is a historical and cultural centre the beginning of which dates back to the mid 13th century, when it was a market town. The beginning of the town is connected with the family of Vítek. The castle was built by Jindřich I., who was the oldest son of Vítek of Prčice, and the founder of the family of the Lords of Hradec. The main landmark of the town is the 68.3-metre tall tower of the Provost Church of the Virgin Mary. The corner of the church is crossed by the 15th meridian of the eastern longitude. The state castle and chateau in Jindřichův Hradec is the third largest chateau complex in the Czech Republic. The Museum of the Region of Jindřichův Hradec houses the world’s largest mechanical nativity scene - Krýza’s Nativity Scene.

  • Welcome to South Bohemia Summer 2009gathering in the Municipal park of participants in a springtime cycle trip;
  • distribution of participation diplomas with the trip route depicted;
  • opening ceremony hosted by Karel Matoušek, the mayor, and start of the trip;
  • finish of the trip at the Děbolín neighborhood (U Maryšků Restaurant);
  • entertainment & performances at the finish point (live music, dancing, contests for kids, demonstration of first aid in traffic accidents, bonfire);
  • with all participants safely at the finish point the participation diplomas will become lots to be drawn in a raffle offering nice prizes;
  • each participant in the trip will be given free refreshment


Nová Bystřice 16. 5. 2009
Opening of the Tourist Season or Welcome to the Summer

Nová Bystřice lies in the territory of the Bohemian Canada nature park, in a densely forested countryside dotted with fishponds and natural and historical sights. In the days of yore, this area was crossed by old trade routes, and the oldest documents referring to Nová Bystřice come from 1341, when it was granted municipal rights, however, there is a record from as early as 1175, mentioning a farmstead on the Bystřice River. The beautiful, unspoilt countryside invites for hiking, cycling, bathing, golfing, angling, picking forest fruits, and skiing, cross-country skiing in winter, and a number of other activities.

  • 9.00 a.m. - Wandering with Jacob the Carp;
  • a walk along a part of the new “Textile Nature Trail”;
  • competitions and games for children and adults;
  • looking for a treasure;
  • 2.00 - 5.00 p.m. - programme in the square in Nová Bystřice;
  • live music performances and other cultural programme;
  • refreshments will be provided


České Budějovice 17. 5. 2009
Old Bohemian Fair - Opening of the Tourist Season

Welcome to South Bohemia Summer 2009The city of České Budějovice is the administrative, economic, educational and cultural centre of the South Bohemian region. The unique heritage of České Budějovice is of European importance and includes facilities relating to the horse-drawn railway, the oldest railway track build on the old continent. České Budějovice prides itself on its excellent beer with a centuriesold tradition, a pencil factory, a unique square, historical and architectural sights. The city is an ideal starting point for tourist activities in South Bohemia and in the neighbouring Austria and Germany. When touring the town or making trips around, take advantage of the CBCARD Discount Card available at the information centre.

  • 1.00 - 8.00 p.m. - old Czech style craft market in Piaristické Square (sale of traditional folk-art products, bobbin, crocheted and netted products, wood carving, folk-art toys, products from straw, decorations from natural materials and other craft products), old Czech style cooking with old Czech style drinks and condiments;
  • 1.00 - 2.00 p.m. - a live invitation by street theatre and artists (route: Krumlovské aleje, main square (náměstí Přemysla Otakara II.), Krajinská Street, Hroznová Street 8, Piaristické Square);
  • 2.00 - 8.00 p.m. - old Czech style fair in Piaristické Square (a performance of dance and music ensembles and bands, street theatres, clowns, conjurers and artists of all genres);

organised by the ARSKLUB - interest association of artists of all genres, České Budějovice (contact person: Marie Kubovcová, tel.: +420 387 318 495, +420 606 865 037, e-mail: marscb@seznam.cz);

contact: Tourist Information Centre České Budějovice, tel.: +420 386 801 413, e-mail: infocb@c-budejovice.cz


Prachatice 23. 5. 2009
Bikeshow and Bikemarathon 2009

Welcome to South Bohemia Summer 2009Prachatice lies in a valley below the Šumava mountain of Libín, reaching the height of over a thousand metres. The town came into being on the mediaeval trade route leading from the Alpine countries, called the Golden Trail. The reminders of the famous Renaissance era are valuable monuments of architecture, nowadays concentrated in the Town Conservation Area, and the Golden Trail Festival, held during the last June weekend every year. There is a rich all-year tourist offer of activities prepared for visitors to the town, including the tourist service.

  • children’s bicycle races;
  • MTB marathons on two routes; bicycle exhibition;
  • municipal stadium complex and close surroundings;
  • the most distant places of the marathon routes are found within 25 km away from Prachatice


Vimperk 30. 5. 2009
Opening of the Tourist Season

Welcome to South Bohemia Summer 2009The first records of the town date from around 1263 in connection with founding the castle. Later the castle was rebuilt into a chateau and at present it ranks among the most important sights in Vimperk. Apart from the chateau museum, housing the exhibitions of the glass industry, book printing, history of the town and the countryside of the Šumava Mountains, you can also visit the Mini-Museum of the Golden Trail and the municipal belfry in the main square (náměstí Svobody). Both these historical buildings will be opened to the public on Saturday 30th May 2009 free of charge.

  • Welcome to South Bohemia Summer 20094.00 p.m. - performance of the Vimperk majorettes;
  • 4.30 p.m. - speeches by the mayor of the town and representatives of Vimperk associations;
  • 4.50 p.m. - blessing of the square;
  • 5.00 p.m. - theatre performance;
  • 5.30 p.m. - firemen’s attack right in the square, exhibition of historic fire-fighting technology, fire-fighting exhibition at the Tourist Information Centre;
  • 6.00 p.m. - music band Cross from Strakonice will play for dancing and listening;
  • 9.00 p.m. - showing historical photographs on the wall of the municipal belfry;
  • 10.00 p.m. - music band Cross from Strakonice will play for dancing and listening;
  • 10.30 p.m. - fireworks in the square


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Welcome to South Bohemia Summer 2009
Tourist Authority of South Bohemia
Jírovcova 1, P.O.BOX 80
CZ-370 21 České Budějovice
tel./fax: +420 386 358 727-9


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