Glass Art Centre opens in Sázava, Benešov Region

The new Glass Art Centre, which was opened today in the renovated Glassworks František in Sázava, Benešov Region, offers a unique collection of modern glass and an imaginary trip into the secrets of its production. The project was implemented by the Josef Viewegh Foundation Glassworks František at a cost of 130 million crowns, most of which was covered by an Integrated Operational Programme grant. Martina Kulhavá, director of Cesty skla o. p. s. (Ways of Glass) which operates Sázava’s glass…

Museum welcomes geological seminar participants

The Czech and Slovakian Museums’ Geologists’ Seminar is now a traditional international event, where every year museum employees and supporters meet up to exchange experience and take part in field studies in various parts of our countries. This year’s seminars, which take place on 26 – 30 May 2014, are being jointly held by Říčany Museum and the Czech Museum of Silver in Kutná Hora, in collaboration with the Association of Museums and Galleries. An integral part of the event…

Benešov once again becomes a garrison town, commemorating Franz Ferdinand of Austria

At the weekend, Benešov once again became a garrison town. Life in the town returned 100 years into the past, so that citizens and visitors could commemorate a tragic event in European history. This event was the assassination of the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the last private owner of nearby Konopiště Castle, who died together with his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo. This tragedy, which was one…

Museum Night in Benešov attracts the public to exhibition with guided tours

The atmosphere of the 19th and 20th centuries, when owner of the Konopiště estate was Franz Ferdinand of Austria, is to be re-enacted for Benesov’s Museum Night on 23 May. This popular festival has become a part of the commemorative events for the 100th anniversary of the Sarajevo assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie of Hohenberg, and the start of World War One. As well as exhibitions and guided tours, also on offer will be tastings of Franz…

Accessibility of tourist destinations for the disabled, families and senior citizens

The Central Bohemia Region in collaboration with Retour invite you to the Accessibility of tourist destinations for the disabled, families and senior citizens conference, which takes place on Friday 30 May 2014 from 10 am – 3 pm in the Gallery of the Central Bohemia Region in Kutná Hora. The conference is particularly suitable for representatives of towns and villages, destination management companies, representatives of unions of the disabled, employees of cultural institutions and tourism entrepreneurs. The conference is held…

Children’s day in Neratovice

Dear children, dear parents, Once again, RC Model Klub AVZO Neratovice invites you to a day full of fun – children’s day in Neratovice. So, come, have fun and do some sport... WHEN? 7 June 2014 from 10:00 am WHERE? the former SVAZARM premises in Neratovice – beside Lidl (Kostelecká 154) PROGRAMME? You can take part in creative games and competitions all day long!

ADAPTION OF THE JESUIT COLLEGE SITE IN KUTNÁ HORA FOR TOURISM NEEDS

This project is in accordance with the Development Programme for the Central Bohemian Region territory (‘Tourism and Cultural Heritage Care’ section). The project began in 2010, with the contract for work with the building contractor signed in 2011, and project implementation was completed on 30 April 2014. The final request for payment must be submitted by 30 June 2014. The project is joint-financed from the Central Bohemia Regional Operational Programme (85 %) and the Region’s budget (15 %). Total costs…

Vysoký Chlumec

The sights of Vysoký Chlumec include the local castle, the estate’s former administration building at no. 14, the statue of St John of Nepomuk at no. 1, the calvery, the folk museum – The Museum of Rural Buildings of the Central Vltava Region – and in close proximity also the fort and belltower in nearby Pořešice, the watermill site in nearby Bláhová Lhota and the gamekeeper’s house at the place known as St Mark’s Desert. The monumental castle, visible from…

Špulka Observation Tower – a new symbol of togetherness for the CHOPOS microregion

On the peak of Březák hill near Lbosín in the Benešov district, the new Špulka observation tower has been opened – not just a fascinating landmark of the region, but also evidence of the rare togetherness of its citizens. As well as municipalities, associations and companies, dozens of people also helped in its construction – whether by personally helping in the work, or by providing a financial contribution. Costs for this unique structure came to 5.4 million crowns, of which…

Kačina Chateau

The most palatial Empire chateau in Bohemia was built in the years 1804-1822 by Count Jan Rudolf Chotek using a design by Saxon royal architect Christian Franz Schuricht. This ostentatious residence, intentionally incorporated into a large park, fascinates visitors with its anusual architectural composition. (more…)