Conference Venue

The European Training Centre was established in the newly-reconstructed part of the Castle brewery and offers a pleasant environment not only for work events and training, but also for more festive events and meetings. It is located just next to the Castle Litomyšl. The whole chateau complex was included in the UNESCO list of cultural monuments 1999.

City of Litomyšl (http://www.litomysl.cz)

The East Bohemian town of Litomyšl in the 13th century on the site of an older fortified settlement on the Trstenice path - an important trading route linking Bohemia and Moravia. The dominant feature of Litomyšl is the monumental Renaissance castle dating from the years 1568-1581. The buildings of the castle precincts are not only exceptional for their architectural refinement, but have also inscribed themselves in history as the birth place of the Czech national composer, Bedřich Smetana. On the elongated square, which is one of the largest in the Czech Republic, a town hall of Gothic origin and a series of Renaissance and baroque houses are found, many of them with arcades and vaulted groundfloor rooms. One of the most important of these is the House At the Knights (U Rytířů) with its remarkable facade. In the past the town was also a significant religious centre; it was in Litomyšl in 1344 that the second bishopric to be established in Bohemia was founded.

The cultural traditions of the town go much beyond regional and national frontiers. The exquisite interiors of the castle, especially the baroque castle theatre, the amphitheatre in the castle park and Smetanas' house, all offer varied programmes of concerts and theatrical performances and thus enrich the life of the town throughout the year. Litomyšl came to public notice in a political context as well: in 1994 the meeting of the seven Central European presidents took place at the castle, and in 1995 the Spanish royal couple visited the town. The chateau complex was included in the UNESCO list of cultural monuments 1999. Litomyšl was awarded the title "Historical town of the year 2000".

Recommended tour in Litomyšl.