Social Events
  

The following social events are prepared for participants during workshop programme:

Welcome Reception   October 3, 2008
Classical Concert   October 4, 2008
Night in Melnik & Workshop Dinner               October 5, 2008

 

Welcome Reception
October 3, 2008
Included in Registration Fee
 

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Château Liblice

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Welcome reception will be held in Castle Terrace (BBQ).

Château Liblice
Château Liblice  has been the property of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic for more than fifty years.

The recent restoration which was co-financed by the European Union has transformed château into a contemporary conference centre equipped with the latest conferencing equipment and technical facilities. The unique union between the Baroque architecture with state-of-the-art conference premises offers an exceptional environment for the holding of domestic and international conferences, workshops or training courses.

At the same time, the Liblice Conference Centre includes luxury accommodation facilities in the premises of château. Thanks to the recent restoration of the East Wing of château, the total accommodation capacity amounts to 80 beds.

Thanks to the convenient location of château at the periphery of Liblice municipality we can also arrange special security measures at the client’s request, including the guarding of VIP persons or providing extra security for an entire event. Situated only 40 kilometers from Prague, Château Liblice is perfectly accessible from the capital city both by car and by public bus.

The château is surrounded by beautiful French gardens with a ceremonial courtyard. Attached to the garden there is a deer reserve, consisting of the former château forest and a pheasantry. The central section of the deer reserve contains the protected nature reserve Slatinná Louka u Liblic.

 

 

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Classical Concert
October 4, 2008
EUR 15,-/ person

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Concert of Classical Music will be held in Marble Hall of the Liblice Castle. You will have a chance to listen to the classical music compositions for viola and piano (19th century and first half of 20th century - G. Fauré, P. Mascagni, P. Hindemith and others) performed by soloist from famous Czech Orchestras.

<< Marble Hall, Château Liblice

Marble Hall, Château Liblice >>

 

 

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Melnik Castle

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Melnik Vineyards 

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Melnik Cellarage

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Melnik - St. Geroge Hall

  Night in Melnik & Workshop Dinner
October 5, 2008
EUR 35,-/ person
 
 

Visit of Melnik Castle followed by wine tasting in Castle Cellars and tour with winemaker.
Dinner in St. George Hall.

Melnik Castle
Since Princess Ludmilla, who was born in Melnik, the Castle has become the residence of the queen widows of Bohemia. Under Emperor Charles IV Melnik became a royal city.His last wife had the chapel of the Castle with gothic vaults built.

The last queen who resided in Melnik, was the wife of Jiri Podebrad. In the following centuries the Estate of Melnik has been pledged to different noble families. In 1542 the Castle has been reconstructed in Renaissance Style and the two arcades richly decorated with sgrafitto patterning have been added.

During the Thirty Years War, the Castle was abandonned. In the year 1646 Count Czernin started a major reconstruction and had the Early Barroque southern wing added. The Count purchased the Melnik Estate form the Emperor. The heiress of the Czernin family, Countess Ludmilla Czernin, married in 1753 Prince August Anton Lobkowicz. With the exception of the Second World War and the 40 years of communist rule, Melnik Castle remained in the family.

The present owner Jiří Lobkowicz is renovating the Castle since 1992.

Melnik Vineyards
The vineyards of Mělník lie approximately 35 km north of Prague at an altitude of 200 metres above sea level. Mělník forms part of the Czech wine region, one of the northern-most viticultural areas of Europe. The vineyards of Bohemia do not form a contiguous wine region but consist of several vine growing districts situated on the south-facing slopes of the valleys of the rivers Elbe, Vltava, Berounka and Ohře, each with its particular microclimates. The vine growing district of Mělník has 160 hectares under vine making it the largest vineyard area in Bohemia.