Autumn in the Czech Republic: four must-see tips!

Autumn in the Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful seasons this country can offer. Nature is filled with colors of all kinds, absolutely picturesque. Autumn is also the main season of various festivals, annual activities and sporting events. We invite you to choose between TOP events in Bohemia and Moravia at this time.

Festival Signal (12.-15. 10.)

Signal is the festival of light and videomapping, one of the biggest cultural events in the Czech Republic. So much so that the Canadian Tourism Service, the Singapore newspaper The Straits Times and the tourism server have entered this festival – which will illuminate Prague for the fifth time – on the list of prestigious events around the world. Over the past four years, over 1.5 million spectators have come to visit Prague overnight to witness this festival. The streets, as well as the public areas of Prague, its most famous historical monuments, and also some lesser known places, become works of art that coordinated by Czech and international personalities of the world of luminous design. This year it will be possible to see twenty installations that will be distributed for the first time on two official festival routes – the Centrum route and the Vinohrady route.

Designblok (26.-30. 10.)

Who loves design and everything related to it can not miss Designblok event to be held at the end of October. Designblok is the largest fashion and design show in Central Europe. This year’s traditional attraction is the work of designers and manufacturers across Europe, new products from prestigious brands, prototypes presented by young designers and design studies. The design will take over Prague completely during these four days. During the Designblok event, other galleries, showrooms and pop-up shops throughout Prague will be open, in addition to the central area, and are preparing a special program for their visitors.

The Strings of Autumn (20. 10. – 9. 11.)

The festival called Strings of Autumn is popular among spectators and returns to Prague after one year. The program, as in previous years, will offer a mix of jazz, classical music, tradition and experience that this year will be a bit more daring thanks to hip hop, for example, Irish and Moravian folklore. This year’s highlights include ten concerts, including legendary songwriter and pianist Herbie Hancock, Bang on a Can, Irish-American multi-genre group The Gloaming, hip hop duo Shabazz Palaces and jazz pianist Jason Moran.

212-year anniversary of the Battle of Slavkov (1.-3. 12.)

At the beginning of December, supporters of Napoleon Bonaparte will meet near Brno, the Moravia metropolis, in the village of Slavkov or Brna, where an event will be held to remember the event that has influenced Europe for a long time. The main part of the program will be the presentation of the battle under the hill of Santon that will be held on Saturday, near the village Tvarožná. Even for anyone who is not a fan of European history, it is worth a two-hour trip from Prague to Slavkov, because the battle show will be truly pompous – about 1,000 soldiers in uniform at that time will be involved in this battle, as well as 60 horses and 15 cannons.