July 31: Explore Czech Castles by Night!


The annual Night of Castles and Chateaux, always held at the end of August, will be newly held on July 31.


Most Czech castles and châteaux turn into magical places full of stories and experiences. These aristocratic residences will teem with life during non-traditional times (even at midnight) and the non-traditional program will make sure visitors want to go back.


The program includes night tours, tours with lanterns and candles, theatrical performances, concerts, shows and other amusements.


You can try contemporary fare in the castle kitchens, have a look in places where visitors usually never get to see, or you can walk around the château with a flashlight and hear stories that sent chills down the spine during previous generations.


The Gardens below Prague Castle will be lit up with torches, so you can experience its unique, romantic atmosphere. You can also look forward to a historical fencing show with expert commentary; and to guided tours of these beautiful Baroque gardens.


The Night of Castles and Chateaux is an annual celebration organized by the National Heritage Institute starting in 2010.


Its goal is to present our heritage sites in a new light, at an unusual time of day and with special events.


The host for 2021


Each year, one of the historical sites in the care of the National Heritage Institute is the central venue of the event. This year, the main venue is Pernštejn Castle.


A castle from the High Gothic period, perfectly preserved throughout its whole, with valuable subsequent modifications of the interiors from the Baroque until the 19th century. One of the largest castle complexes, it is surrounded on the southern slopes by a park, that leads into a forest park and thus forming a unique complex of an aristocratic estate in the countryside.

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