The Five-Petalled Rose Festival.

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Every year in June, the fabulous city of Český Krumlov is transported for three days back to the Renaissance period and the rule of the last Rožmberks. The streets and squares are filled with the roar of knightly tournaments, historical crafts fairs, banquets and medieval music.

The highlight of the festival is a spectacular procession in historical costumes, featuring knights on horseback and particularly many notables linked to the history of the city. Popular is the jousting tournament, recalling the past legend about cutting roses, live chess pieces on a giant chess board, festive fireworks over the city, and games of the period for children and adults.

The red five-petalled rose is the symbol of the Rosenberg family who ruled the town for 300 years from 1302 to 1602. It has become the symbol of the castle and town, too. The Division of the Rose legend that is celebrated during this festival involves the medieval owners of the castle dividing their property among their five sons, each receiving a coat-of-arms with a five-petalled rose in a different color.

The Rosenberg who received Cesky Krumlov was given the red five-petalled rose that would come to play such a prominent role in the town’s history.

Český Krumlov is a beautiful town in Southern Bohemia. Like Prague, the town is situated on the Vltava River and is full of Baroque buildings housing cafes and bars.

The town’s appearance is little changed since the 18th century and the buildings have been well maintained and restored. In 1992, Cesky Krumlov was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The complex of Český Krumlov Castle is one of the largest in central Europe with an area of 7 hectares (17 acres). It is formed by forty buildings and palaces, situated around five castle courts and a castle park.

The town is very popular among tourists, who outnumber the local population in the summer and are still a notable presence during Christmas time.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

IDOS | Seznam – Both sites cover all Czech trains, buses and city transport and many train and bus lines abroad.

Taking a train to Český Krumlov is possibly the most comfortable way how to get there. You can use connections with transfer in České Budějovice. The train leaves every 1-2 hours, the trip takes 2h 50min-3h 40min.

Also сheck оut мore info: How to get to us (ckrumlov.info) • Transport in the Czech Republic (visitczechrepublic.com)

BUS: International bus service: Eurolines and RegioJet. Cheap tickets from Poland are offered by FlixBus.

TRAIN: The journey between the two biggest cities (Prague and Brno) takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes. Most trains are operated by the state company Czech Railways (České Dráhy – ČD) + LEO ExpressRegioJet.

AIRPORT: Václav Havel Airport – about 10 km west of the centre of Prague.

Mapy.cz – is a good source for cycling information – switch the map (via Změnit mapu – Turistická) to see cycling routes in violet color.

Five-petalled Rose Festival – Cesky Krumlov | Slavností pětilisté růže.

In this vlog, we are at Five-petalled Rose (Slavností pětilisté růže) Festival in Cesky Krumlov Czech Republic. Whole town goes back into 13th century. Locals and visitors dressed up in Medieval clothes, some Tudors and other historical times including Renaissance and gothic periods.

video source: Nash & Tereza / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Apply for a visitor visa. Find out what document you need to travel, visit family and friends, do business, or transit through Czechia.

IDOS TRANSPORT.

IDOS is a comprehensive public transportation information system in the Czech Republic, including trains, buses, trams, and metros.

AMAZING CZECHIA.

AMAZING CZECHIA presents the most interesting places in one of the most beautiful and picturesque countries in Europe and worldwide.

Czech Tourist Club (KČT) – The Czech Tourist Club (Klub českých turistů, KČT) is maintaining and marking all hiking trails. Formed in 1888, the club really began going trail-marking after the World War II. Today more than 40,000 kilometers of marked routes maintained by 1,350 volunteers are available. The club also coordinates the bike and skiing trails across the country.

IDOS | Seznam – Both sites cover all Czech trains, buses and city transport and many train and bus lines abroad.

Prague.eu: If you are specifically interested in events and festivals in Prague, the official tourist website of Prague provides a comprehensive list of upcoming events. It covers music festivals, theater performances, exhibitions, and more happening in the capital city.