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Bohemian SwitzerlandTime to go Czech Elbe River Trail

Weather

The Central European continental climate consists of hot summers and cold winters.
In summer it can get quite hot, though the riverside breeze can make it pleasant to ride along the Elbe even then. May, June and September are generally good months taking advantage of cooler, but still warm weather.
September is not only the time of Melnik wine festival, but also the time for trees to get their magnificent colorful look.

2020 Dates
Self-guided / semi-guided tours
Every day from April to the end of October
Guided tours
June 1-9
September 14-22
Send us an email for a custom guided tour in different dates.

Crowds

It must be noted that July and August are the busiest months when most people go for their holidays here. We mention this with regard to seeing cultural monuments and UNESCO sites with greater ease and less people around.

Cultural Events

You might wish to adjust your trip timing to coincide with the following festivals and cultural events:

Hradec Kralove

Folklore Festival Pardubice-Hradec Kralove (June) - The largest Czech folklore festival, which, according to tradition, takes place in both these East-Bohemian centers at the beginning of June. The best Czech folklore ensembles and foreign artists come to perform. The program is composed of a variety of presentations of different folklore dances, from the authentic folklore dancing, typical festival performances, to musical, dramatized and entertaining forms.
http://www.folklornifestival.cz/program.html

Anniversary of the Battle of Hradec Kralove (June) - Traditional meeting of military history societies to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Hradec Kralove in 1866
http://www.calendariumregina.cz/index.php?use=program&mon=7&pg=25&lang=en

Theater European Regions (June) - Largest theatrical feast in Central Europe.

On one bank -World Music Festival (May)
http://www.najednombrehu.cz/Homepage.html

Queen Elizabeth Festivities (September) - Medieval festival.As in other years the city will celebrate the arrival of Queen Eliška Richeza. The historic centre will come alive with a medieval fair, parades, knights’ jousting, medieval plays and entertainment as well as performances of thespians, conjurers and jugglers
http://www.slavnostikralovnyelisky.cz/

Pardubice

Wine Festival in Pardubice (August)

IFAS –International Festival Singing Choirs (August)

Running the Steeplechase (October) - The world famous Velka Pardubicka steeplechase has taken place annually since 1874.

Prague

International Prague Spring Music Festival (May–June) is an international music festival featuring orchestral and theatre series, church concerts, recitals, morning concerts, chamber music and symphony orchestras.
www.festival.cz

Khamoro (May-June) is a Roma festival which strives to show the richness of Roma culture and traditions as an integral part of Czech, European and world culture.
www.khamoro.cz

Prague Food Festival (May)

United Islands (May-June) bring rock, pop, indie, electro, world, folk & jazz music.

Bohemia Jazz Fest (July)

Prague Autumn (September-October) international music festival closes the season.
www.strunypodzimu.cz

Melnik

Melnik Wine Festival (18-20 September 2020) includes traditional wine celebrations, program of events taking place on three stages (main country and historical stage), arts and crafts, procession led by Charles IV and fireworks display.
www.vinobranimelnik.cz

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