Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2006, 5th anniversary

A tribute to St.Václav, also known as Wenceslas, the Patron Saint of the Czech Lands, of Český Krumlov and also of vintners,and brewers. Autumnal celebrations of food and drink, with much merriment and party games.

A celebration of the Czech Republic's National holiday.

Thursday, Sept 28 - Czech National Holiday celebration, the Day of patron saint Wenceslas

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28.09.2006   (Th)    15:30 - 22:00


Festive concert devoted to Saint Wenceslas - Karel Hayman (organ) and Oldřich Jakubík (bass)

Saint Wenceslas Holy Mass


Marcela Slavíková - The Theatre of a Lovely Word - "Old Bohemian Legend about the Murder of Saint Wenceslas and His Grandmother Ludmila" performed by the Folk Theatre Tereza


Art happening - Karel Dvořák and the students of Saint Agnes of Bohemia Art College

Saint Vitus Church, file OIS, photo by Lubor Mrázek

Saint Wenceslas Menu

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28.09.2006 - 01.10.2006   (Th-Su)   

Selected Krumlov restaurants serve specialities of Czech cuisine cooked with old recipes using traditional ingredients.
And of course traditional Czech country delights - plum pies, pretzels, country sausages, sauerkraut, wine and mead. Gourmets' Paradise.

Saint Wenceslas Menu will be served in the following restaurants:

Arcadie Hotel
Dvořák Hotel
Eggenberg Brewery
Maštal Restaurant
Na Louži Pub
Švamberský dům Restaurant
Tavern on Šatlavská Street
U malého Vítka Pub and Hotel

Saint Wenceslas Menu [PDF 96 kB]

Saint Wenceslas market, photo by Aleš Motejl

Saint Wenceslas market

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29.09.2006 - 01.10.2006   (Fr-Su)   


Street market. Traditional Czech craftwork - pottery, lacework, blacksmith artefacts and other hand-made goods.

Saint Wenceslas market, photo by Lubor Mrázek

Special guided tours of Saint Vitus Church

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30.09.2006 - 01.10.2006   (Sa-Su)    11:00 - 13:00
30.09.2006 - 01.10.2006   (Sa-Su)    14:00 - 16:00


11.00 and 14.00
Special guided tours of Saint Vitus Church and Saint Wenceslas Chapel, with PhDr. Petr Pavelec as the guide.

Guided tour of Saint Vitus Church and Saint Wenceslas Chapel, file OIS, photo by Lubor Mrázek

Friday, Sept 29 - Svornosti Town Square

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29.09.2006   (Fr)    10:00 - 22:00


10.00 - 19.00
Saint Wenceslas Street Market

18.00 - 22.00
Entertainment programme, introduced by Miroslav Valha

Paci - Pacifik Zvolen (Slovakia) - young band offering a blend of Folk, Bluegrass and Country styles

Chodská vlna - a 'bagpipe rock' band, whose aim is to bring the popular Folk tradition of Domažlice region closer to modern public. Chodská vlna draws on genuine texts and melodies from 19th and 20th Century songbook collections.

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations, photo by Lubor Mrázek

Saturday, Sept 30 - Svornosti Town Square

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30.09.2006   (Sa)    10:00 - 22:00


10.00 - 19.00
Saint Wenceslas Street Market

from 10.00
Every person whose name is Wenceslas can register in the St Wenceslas Celebrations' Chronicle
Apart from well-known personalities from the Cultural and Social sphere, the celebrations will feature

from 10.00
the Vitoraz Fellowship under the leadership of Václav Hrdlička

10.00 - 12.00
The performances of Childrens' Folk groups, organised by DDM Český Krumlov
Performances by Jiskřička Plzeň, Malé Zálesí Luhačovice, Javor Lomnice, Jitřenka Český Krumlov, Úsviťáček České Budějovice, Růže Český Krumlov

12.00 - 12.30
Česká beseda - The Vitoraz Townsmen Fellowship of Český Krumlov, The Fellowship of Townsmen of Věžovatá Pláně

12.45 - 17.00
The performances of Childrens' Folk groups, organised by DDM Český Krumlov

Folk group Růže Český Krumlov

19.00 - 22.00
Folklore inspiration - inspiration by folklore

Zimbowa - sing by Gabriela Vermelho and Marta Vávrová - Moravian folk music

Taliesyn - world music, folk and Celtic music

Children´s folklore choruses show, photo by Aleš Motejl

Saturday, Sept 30 - Růže Hotel courtyard

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30.09.2006   (Sa)    13:00 - 18:00

Hotel Růže courtyard, Horní Street,

13.00 - 18.00
Childrens' Folk groups performances, organiser DDM Český Krumlov
Performances by: Jiskřička Plzeň, Malé Zálesí Luhačovice, Javor Lomnice, Jitřenka Český Krumlov, Úsviťáček České Budějovice

Children´s folklore choruses show, photo by Aleš Motejl

Saturday, Sept 30 - Eggenberg Brewery

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30.09.2006   (Sa)    15:00 - 24:00


New, non-traditional, competitions set and introduced by Miroslav Valha

15.00 - 18.00
Papouškovo sirotci - Country-beat music by a local band

19.00 - 22.00
Good company - the Show Band from Malenice in Southern Bohemia. The band frequently performs at international festivals, and its shows are accompanied by large-scale projections.

20.00 - 24.00
Brewery Excursions, beer-tasting in the brewery cellars. The 1/2hr excursions start at 8pm, last at 11.30pm

Eggenberg Brewery gardens, photo by Aleš Motejl

Saturday, Sept 30 - Regional Museum in Český Krumlov

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30.09.2006   (Sa)   


Saint Wenceslas eve, dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Jaroslav Ježek.
The concert opens the Regional Museum's contribution to the 'Night of open Museums and Galleries'.

Performers: Romana Strnadová, a soloist of the regional South Bohemian Theatre, and Swingtrio: Libor Petřvalský - violin, Libor Heřman - bass, Jan Vaněček - guitar
Guest: Michael Bartoš, of Ježek's jazz Conservatoire - piano

The Concert is under the umbrella of the South Bohemian regional council (ing. arch. Robin Schinko), and sponsored by a grant from the Town of Český Krumlov

Regional Museum in Český Krumlov, photo by Aleš Motejl

Saturday, Sept 30 - Saint Wenceslas' Night of Open Museums and Galleries

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30.09.2006   (Sa)    20:00 - 24:00

Free entry to listed Museums and Galleries

20.00 - 24.00
Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Široká street
The Life and Works of Egon Schiele
Eva Prokopcová
Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
Ernst Scheidegger (*1923, Switzerland)
Geoffrey Hendricks (USA) - Boxes, ladders, slate roof-tiles and skies

Czech Culture Gallery, Máselnice Gallery (IInd castle courtyard)
Art over the City - international exhibition of drawings and paintings

International Art Studio „Na Fortně“
Art in the city - Exhibition of Sculpture and Design

Regional Museum in Český Krumlov
Jubilee exhibition, Heritage re-claimed - restored historic buildings in the Šumava border region, The never-ending Story of Costume Jewellery, Exhibition of glass underpaintings, Renewed Beauty, History of Český Krumlov region from prehistoric times to the end of 19th Century
Entry from 7pm, last tour 11.15pm
Accompanied by Krumlov Guitar classic duo

Galerie Doxa, Ist Castle Courtyard
Roman Brichcín - paintings
Life in Stone - contemporary sculptures from Zimbabwe
Accompanied by: Brass quintet Kokosy Kolín

Lapidárium, Ist Castle Courtyard
The original sculptures and stone decor of the Castle
Accompanied by: Brass quintet Kokosy Kolín

Municipal Theatre - Photo gallery, Horní Street
Jaroslav Běle, Jiří Lahodný sn. and Jiří Lahodný jn.: Skandinavia, travel photographs

Accompanied by: Archi Kolín - string quartet, Dlouhá Street
Dagmar Brichcínová, Jana Holcová, Roman Brichcín, Jiří Havlik, Ladislav Sýkora, Keramika Maříž
Accompanied by: Bryce Belcher

Museum of Building-crafts, Dlouhá ulice
Art installation Jiří Havlik - „Pseudovision“,
Marek Borsányi - „Sacred stones“
Accompanied by: Šárka Havlíková (flute, voice), Marek Borsányi (guitar, voice)

New Castle Pharmacy, Latrán Street 46 (1st courtyard of the chateau)
Photograph Exhibition:
National Geographic – Famous Expeditions of the 20th Century
Medallion of J. Hanzelka and M. Zikmund
The Town of Český Krumlov Through the Lens of Libor Sváček

Castle Lapidarium, photo by Aleš MotejlWenceslas Cellars, photo by Aleš Motejl

Saturday, Sept 30 - Jesuit Hall of the Růže Hotel

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30.09.2006   (Sa)    21:00 - 22:00


21.00 - 22.00
Concert of young artists
Jan Ryska - cello, Petr Popelka - bass

The Concert is sponsored by a grant from the Town of Český Krumlov

Saturday, Sept 30 - Nocturn, Jewish Synagogue

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30.09.2006   (Sa)    12:00 - 24:00

NOCTURN, the Jewish Synagogue

12.00 - 18.00
A Presentation by Resident Artists of Egon Schiele Art Centre.

Preßburger Klezmer Band
One of the best-known Jewish Klezmer Music bands in Slovakia's second visit to Krumlov. The band has been performing since 1955, aiming to contribute to the renewal of Jewish culture in Slovakia. Lately the band has incorporated into its 'pure' Klezmer musical style also elements of Jazz, Reaggae, Balkan, Slovak, Rumanian and Roma folklore, thus bringing its style closer to the World Music genre.

Jewish synagogue, photo by Aleš MotejlPreßburger Klezmer Band, photo by Aleš Motejl

Sunday, Oct 1 - Svornosti Town Square

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01.10.2006   (Su)    10:00 - 17:00


10.00 - 17.00
Saint Wenceslas Street Market

10.00 - 15.00

Bandaska the Juggler
Č. Krumlov's Girls' Folk band 'Lakomá Barka'
Kokosy Kolín - Young Musicians' Symphony orchestra, conductor Jiří Novák
Film scores
Star Turn concert - featuring the winners of this year's Children's 'Porta'

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations, photo by Lubor Mrázek

Sunday, Oct 1 - Hotel U malého Vítka, terrace

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01.10.2006   (Su)    12:00 - 16:00


Organiser: Českokrumlovský nadační fond Malého Vítka

Mimotaurus Theatre Dloušiby - a Czech Fairy tale adapted by Dominik Tesař

Bandaska the Juggler

15.00 - 15.45
Luk Thatre - Childrens' show

Terrace at U malého Vítka Hotel, photo by Lubor Mrázek

Sunday, Oct 1 - Open Hearts Day

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01.10.2006   (Su)    09:00 - 16:00

Free entry to children

Regional Museum Česky Krumlov - 9.00 - 12.00: A pre-historic journey, or What's cooking in the cave tonight?
A puzzle-game tour of the Museum, for children and their families

Fairytale House, Radniční Street - 9.00 - 15.00

Marionette Museum, Latrán - 9.00 - 15.00

Torture Museum, Svornosti Town Square - 9.00 - 12.00

Wax Museum, Kájovská Street - 9.00 - 12.00

The Castle Tower - open all day, children must be accompanied by adults

Magical Raft journey down Vltava river - 10.00 - 12.00 - for children 6+, accompanied by adults. Sponsored by Voroplavba Český Krumlov and Lifeguards Český Krumlov

Open Hearts Day, photo by Lubor Mrázek


Tourist Service:
náměstí Svornosti 2, 381 01 Český Krumlov

Tel.: +420 380 704 622-3
Fax: +420 380 704 619


The Town of Český Krumlov
Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre
Český Krumlov Development Fund Ltd.
Children's and young People's House Český Krumlov - Festival of Childrens Folk Bands
Hana Pelzová - Saint Wenceslas Market

General partners

General partners of the event:
Schwan - STABILO ČR s.r.o.
Schwan Cosmetics CR, s.r.o.

Partners of the event

Partners of the event:
Czech Ceramics Design Agency, Czech-Slovak Husite Church Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau, Českokrumlovský nadační fond Malého Vítka, Doxa Gallery, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Eggenberg Brewery, Fairytale House, Fellowship Vitoraz Český Krumlov, Krumlov Inspiration, Lifeguards ČČK MS Český Krumlov, Marionette Museum, Museum of Building Crafts, Museum of Torture, Raft Services Český Krumlov, Regional Museum in Český Krumlov, R. gallery, Roman Catholic diocesis - Prelature Český Krumlov, Růže Hotel, Saint Agnes of Bohemia Art College, Wax Museum, production s.r.o.

Childrens' folklore festival sponsored by: Regional Council of South Bohemia,
Folklore Association of the Czech Republic