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Hortus Magicus Festival

Celebrate all the wonders of baroque culture in a beautiful garden setting.

The Hortus Magicus Festival is an unforgettable event taking place in the Flower Garden in the beautiful town of Kroměříž. The festival offers its visitors many flavors, colors, pleasant sounds and unforgettable experiences.

You will feel like one of the nobles of Kroměříž during the Golden era od the 17th century when Bishop Karl von Lichtenstein-Castlecorno founded the Flower Garden. - © Tomáš Vrtal
You will feel like one of the nobles of Kroměříž during the Golden era od the 17th century when Bishop Karl von Lichtenstein-Castlecorno founded the Flower Garden. - © Tomáš Vrtal

It takes place as an honor to the founder of the Flower Garden, the Bishop of Olomouc of the 17th century, Karl von Lichtenstein-Castelcorno. His era full of Baroque theatre, dance, music and iconography are the main motif of the whole festival.

In tribute to the founder of the Flower Garden, the Castle Garden, the Archiepiscopal Castle but also whole town of Kroměříž, the baroque play is performed every year on Saturday evening. After the play, spectacular firework takes place in the Garden. - © Tomáš Vrtal
In tribute to the founder of the Flower Garden, the Castle Garden, the Archiepiscopal Castle but also whole town of Kroměříž, the baroque play is performed every year on Saturday evening. After the play, spectacular firework takes place in the Garden. - © Tomáš Vrtal

During the two-day long festival, you can join a guided tour of the Garden, take photos with the plants while dressed in period costume, watch skilled florists, and learn some flower arranging tricks. Saturday program ends with a great firework which is also inspired by the Baroque period.

Beautiful Baroque fireworks can be seen not only in the Flower Garden, but also in the town of Kroměříž and the surrounding area. How about enjoying it from the castle tower - © Tomáš Vrtal
Beautiful Baroque fireworks can be seen not only in the Flower Garden, but also in the town of Kroměříž and the surrounding area. How about enjoying it from the castle tower - © Tomáš Vrtal

In order for everyone to really enjoy the festival, every year there is a rich program prepared for whole families and especially for the little ones.

The Festival is focused on whole families, therefore, there are many attractions for children. One of them is this original baroque swing. - © Tomáš Vrtal
The Festival is focused on whole families, therefore, there are many attractions for children. One of them is this original baroque swing. - © Tomáš Vrtal

The festival is open for the whole family, with fun games and competitions for the youngest ones, including popular fairy tales, workshops, and hands-on activities.

The Flower Garden, baroque culture and flowers. Can you imagine anything more majestic. - © Tomáš Vrtal
The Flower Garden, baroque culture and flowers. Can you imagine anything more majestic. - © Tomáš Vrtal

In general, the unique architecture of the Flower Garden combined with the living culture allows you to perceive the beauty of the period music, dance, theatre, garden art, and architecture.

The unique architecture of the Flower Garden, the spirit of the whole town and the history of the Castle. Those are features that makes Hortus Magicus unforgettable. - © Tomáš Vrtal
The unique architecture of the Flower Garden, the spirit of the whole town and the history of the Castle. Those are features that makes Hortus Magicus unforgettable. - © Tomáš Vrtal

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