Above: Karlštejn Castle. Image used with the cooperation of Czech Tourism. Photographer: Ladislav Renner
This year The Friends of Czech Heritage are involved in a series of events celebrating the 700th anniversary of the birth of Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV (1316–1378), in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic London, Czech Centre London , and Czech Tourism
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Music Recital by the Trio Soane in London on Thursday 19th May 2016 at 6.30pm in the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, London. More information here.
Autumn Outing: the Arcadian Thames on Wednesday 21st September 2016 - Details to come
Issue 14 out now
The Czech Republic, situated in the heart of Europe, and comprising the historic regions of Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silesia has a cultural legacy of international significance, with twelve UNESCO-listed sites. This small country has the largest concentration of great houses and palaces in Europe, built by Czech Renaissance magnates and the wealthy nobility of the Habsburg Empire, while the castles that are such a dramatic feature of the landscape reflect Bohemia's power and influence in the Middle Ages. Take an aerial tour of some sites by clicking on this video:
What The Friends of Czech Heritage Do
We are able to give small grants to a variety of projects and welcome applications from owners of historic buildings, gardens and parks in the Czech Republic. See the map for our projects to date. These can be privately owned, or may belong to the State or local municipality. Please tell us about the cultural, historical and educational importance of your property, and the extent of public access. Outline what funds you need and what you would wish to do with the help or money. Grants are given subject to certain conditions, which we can be sent on request.
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