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The Witches Night’s Hike

100

Kč50 with the Discovery Pass!

When: 30.04.2017

 

Easy 7 km long hike topped with the Walpurgis Night celebration (AKA burning of the Witches) in the village of Ctyrkoly.

 

DIFFICULTY: EASY (suitable for people who are new to hiking and want to built-up their stamina)

 

MEETING TIME & LOCATION: Sunday April 30 at 3:45 pm, Prague Main Railway Station, by the Ticket Office

 

This is dogs and children friendly event!

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Please Repeat This Event!

Hello everyone!

This hike is dedicated to everyone who finds it difficult to get up early at weekends. The morning people can, of course, join too!

We will repeat the easy hike to Sazava we did in March.  It will be a different experience though, because at the end of the hike, we will join the Walpurgis Night celebration (AKA burning of the Witches) in the village of Ctyrkoly. Pictures from their last year’s Witches are here.

This ancient tradition is very popular in the Czech Republic and many other European countries. In the eve of the 1st of May people gather around large bonfires outside of villages to celebrate the arrival of spring. The roots of this custom come from pagan celebration of spring and exorcism of evil spirits later influenced by the Inquisition.

LOGISTICS 

We will meet on Sunday 30th of April at 3:45 pm at the Prague Main Train Station in the ticket hall. (Our train leaves at 4:06 pm.). Photo of the meeting point is below.

 

 

 

 

DIFFICULTY: EASY (suitable for people who are new to hiking and want to built-up their stamina)

 

INSIDER TIP: Bring a “spekacek” with you (the best have in Lidl).

 

PRICE: 100 CZK or 50 CZK with the Discovery Pass!

Includes the train fare one way from Prague-Kolovraty to Mirosovice, myself as your guide and the meetup organization fee. You’ll need to buy the train ticket from Ctyrkoly to Prague individually as per your preference of staying for the bonfire or travelling back to Prague straight after the hike. (You will buy the ticket from the conductor on the train).

 

I look forward to hiking and BURNING witches with you!

 

Cheers,

Filip

 

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