The latest news and announcements from the Czech Republic in 2024! - TravelMole


The latest news and announcements from the Czech Republic in 2024!

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2024 0

 

2024 The Year of Czech Music

 

If you’re a music lover planning a trip to Czechia this year, you couldn’t have chosen a better time to go. 2024 celebrates The Year of Czech Music and a top programme of concerts and events is sure to be in tune with your travel plans.

 

The Year of Czech music celebrations commemorate the finest Czech composers and some of the best classical pieces ever written. The biggest tributes of the programme will be paid to Bedřich Smetana – his anniversary will be centred around a special project, Smetana 200 with a string of performances celebrating the great Czech composer.

2024’s celebrations stretch beyond the classical world – for the first time, this year, other genres such as folk and jazz will also step into the spotlight.

 

It is expected the Smetana anniversary will attract more visitors to Litomyšl this year.

 

Go on a magical musical tour of the Czech Republic during the 2024 Year of Czech Music and discover the rich tapestry of Czech’s musical identity all year, from classical compositions to contemporary beats plus Bedřich Smetana’s 200th Anniversary. It’ll be music to your ears!

 

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Girl Power – Safe destinations empowering solo female travel and we’re one of them!

 

Recognized as some of the world‘s safest destinations, Prague and the wider Czech Republic is sure to appeal to solo female travellers looking for an exciting, empowering and rewarding trip on their own this year.  With its rich history, vibrant culture, and welcoming atmosphere, Czechia has something for everyone and sure to appeal to solo travellers looking to experience the magic of Czechia on their own.

 

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A rail good way to travel​​

 

The European Sleeper Train extension into Prague arrives in March 2024. With one of Europe’s most extensive rail networks, Prague will now connect directly to European hubs via this new international route.

 

Don’t stop the adventure there though – you could set off around the country and see much more on your trip.

 

National carrier, Czech Railways (Ceske Drahy)  covers routes across the whole country. Interlinking some of Czechia’s most desirable destinations, the network reaches just about anywhere on a curious traveller’s wishlist and it’s easier than ever to get around.

 

Travelling by train is one of the best ways to see any country and arguably, Czechia is leading the way. There’s few places that make cross-country travel as easy, convenient or more affordable. One of the densest rail networks in Europe, Czechia boasts an impressive set up with routes that extend to the top and bottom of the country. Not only is it a more environmentally friendly way to travel, you can visit anywhere in Czechia by train!

 

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Prague airport visitor numbers up

 

A total of 13,828,137 passengers passed through the gates of Václav Havel Airport Prague last year, amounting to a year-on-year increase of 29 percent. Czechia continues to stay high on holidaymakers and business travellers radar and the trend looks set to continue for 2024.

 

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2024 dates for the diary – Czechia’s top events for spring season

 

As we head towards spring, the country’s festival calendar comes to life. In March we kick off with Masopust – the Czech equivalent of Carnivale. May and June brings the Pilsen Liberation Festival, Prague Spring Classical Music Festival, Ride of the Kings Vlčnov, Volkswagen Marathon Weekend in Prague and Strážnice International Folklore festival. July is a culture vulture’s dream with Smetana‘s Litomyšl Festival, Colours of Ostrava Music Festival and Karlovy Vary International Film Festival all taking place.

 

 

 

Brno’s big news

 

At the end of last year, it was announced that the city of Brno would take the title of European Capital of Christmas 2024. The impressive quality of Brno’s festive activities and their relevance to European values were just two of the deciding factors in the jury’s decision.

 

As well as its magical Christmas offering, the modern city of Brno has also shown considerable commitment to its own cultural heritage and global identity. The city of Brno offers impressive visitor attractions all year round but it really raises the bar at Christmas and the festivities are sure to be even bigger and better in its year as European Capital of Christmas.

 

The news was a welcome addition to the city’s joy at being included in AFAR magazine ‘Where to go in 2024’ list. Brno was tipped as one of the top 25 destinations to visit next year.

 

 

Český Krumlov Opens Port 1560

 

A long and challenging reconstruction project in Český Krumlov has finally transformed the site of the former Schwarzenberg brewery into a new cultural and social centre called Port 1560. In this fascinating new attraction, visitors can experience an exhibition called Life. Work. Art. Dreams.  Why Port 1560? 1560 was the year that Český Krumlov beer was brewed for the first time.

 

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