Castle tourism season begins at Křivoklat

The tourist season kicked off for Czech castles and chateaux on Saturday with the ceremonial opening of Křivoklat Castle in the west of Central Bohemia. Speaking at the event, Minister of Culture Václav Riedlbauch announced that season would see a continuation of last year’s Memorials Reborn project (Oživlé památky). In May, visitors will be able to take tours of Czech castles guided by the wardens and access parts of the monuments that are not generally open to the public. In June then that system will apply to castle gardens. The summer months are to highlight the household life of noblemen, and September will offer special programmes providing an inside look at the process of memorial restoration.