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Smetana's Litomyšl

Before the Visit

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TIP: Is your family with children ready to enjoy the full classic music concert? Give it a try.

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by Car

Parking options in Litomyšl;

• parking for VIP ticket holders;
• transportation restrictions.

by Train

• A trip by “rail motor coach” to the end station in Litomyšl is a romantic all-day trip; however, we tend to recommend traveling to the Česká Třebová station by certain domestic “fast trains” or trains on international routes.

• From Česká Třebová, you can continue on by Shuttle service, taxi, or bus.

Shuttle service Škoda Auto

• We offer festival ticket holders free transportation from accommodation within 20 km of Litomyšl’s surrounding area and from the Česká Třebová train station.

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Festival dinner

• A three-course menu with wine right at the castle’s premises.
• 90 min prior the show at the castle courtyard. 

Intermission table

• Let your guests have a glass of sparkling wine and a light snack at your private table in castle’s gardens. 

• Prior the show at the castle courtyard or at its intermissions.

garden restaurant and sushi

• All during the weekend and on weekday evenings, you can try out the menu of the outdoor restaurant in the Festival Gardens – including its grill.
• For evenings at the castle, you can also pre-order nicely arranged boxes full of fresh sushi, prepared by the acclaimed Továrna na SUSHI directly in the castle carriage house.

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Accommodation Facilities

• We recommend making your accommodation reservations as far in advance as possible. During the festival, their capacity is often overloaded.
• a guide to hotel, pensions a apartments in Litomyšl.

What if Litomyšl is completely booked?

• If you can’t find accommodation directly in Litomyšl, we recommend using accommodation capacities of the surrounding areas. We’re happy to help you with transportation to Litomyšl.

Back home after the performance

• A quick trip home by evening train can be an alternative to accommodation.
• Right after the performance, we can bring you to the Česká Třebová train station by Shuttle service.

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before the performance

TIP: Don’t forget about the pre-concert talk!

What to do before the performance

• You can use your time in Litomyšl to visit Festival Gardens, or the accompanying festival of Creative Litomyšl or to go for a walk in the historical city center.
• You are invited to the pre-concert talks that accompany certain performances.

Refreshments on the Grounds

• Before the start of a performance at the castle or during intermission, it’s possible to utilize the bars in the courtyard or you can avoid the lines by booking an intermission table.
• It’s also possible to pre-order a nicely arranged box filled fresh sushi, prepared by the acclaimed Továrna na SUSHI directly in the castle carriage house.

Children at the Festival

• If you would just like to sample a performance with children, you are welcome to a spot in the castle arcade for a symbolic admission price.
• The Festival Gardens program includes evening concerts of classical music in a pleasantly casual environment that are of a length that even the smallest onlookers can appreciate. Look for “Evening Classical” in the Festival Gardens program.

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TIP: Have your festival catalogue or a programme leaflet to your show

How the performance goes

• Entry to the grounds of castle is allowed 90 minutes
and entry to all festival audiences is allowed 60 minutes prior the
• You often ask us about applause during the performances…
• … and during intermission, you are interested in finding refreshments and the whereabouts of B. Smetana’s birthplace.

What to wear

• Even though customs change over time and they’re not the same around the world, formal clothing is still appropriate here.
• During open-air programs, it is necessary to consider evening temperatures.

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