The annual Night of Castles and Chateaux takes place tonight, Saturday, August 26.
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.
Castle across all Czech regions, and attractions in Prague Various castles such as Litice Castle (in Pardubice) and Trosky Castle (Liberec) will also take part in Castle Night.
Visitors to Trosky Castle can enjoy the melodies of the country band Nabitý baterky, while immersing themselves in local castle legends.
Karlštejn Castle ceremonially reopens after three-year reconstruction
Visitors to Hluboká Castle near České Budějovice can explore the history of ice cream and sorbet production, learning about their preparation and presentation according to historical recipes.
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.