Grape harvest celebrations attract record number of visitors

The 60th annual vendage or grape harvest celebration in Mikulov in southern Moravia attracted record numbers at the weekend: some 50,000 visitors between Friday and Sunday to the town of 8,000. The mayor would like to see an increase of 20,000 more next year. At Mikulov Castle, visitors were able to taste from 400 different local samples in competition. The harvest celebrations included amphitheatre performances by well-known Czech pop groups such as Nightwork and Olympic.

Author: Jan Velinger