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21. 4. 2015

Plzeň speaking - a commemorative event of Pilsen Radio

No Czechoslovak radio station has ever started its operation in such a dramatic way, as it was in Pilsen. Future Radio director Karel Šindler drove with locked automat in a car belonging to Pilsner Oberlandrat, to take the German radio from a place called Obcizna. He managed to disarm the Germans in Obcizna and took over the radio. On May 5, 1945 at 12:05 p.m. air echoed Šindler´s first message: "Pilsen calling, Pilsen speaking free. We call upon you, the citizens of Pilsen and the whole western Bohemia. We inform you that we got rid of the German domination and we are free." With these words the history of Czech Radio in Pilsen began. Exactly 70 years later, May 5, 2015, at… More informations
21. 4. 2015

Participation of Plzen Scouts in Pilsen Celebration of Liberty

Scouting presentations, face painting, walking on slackline or favorite jumping on a trampoline, making scout badges for backpacks and other simple handicrafts activities. On Thursday, April 30 at 4 p.m. Pilsen scouts will present themselves at the family afternoon by the Maypole in Borsky park. For children several interesting activities will be arranged there, besides the scouting presentation the program will also include, for example, face painting, walking on the slackline or favorite jumping on a trampoline, making scout batges for backpacks and other simple handicraft tasks. With a similar program, the Pilsen scouts, as the only children's organization, will also be… More informations
16. 4. 2015

Great swing party from Normandy to Pilsen alias D-Day+334

From Normandy to Pilsen alias D + 334 is the name of the program that is prepared by director Vaclav Marhoul together with Caban brothers as a tribute to merit US divisions that liberated Pilsen. During the evening the Republic Square turns into a huge dance floor, where the rhythm of swing, played by Melody Makers sets the celebration of the end of the war with ELECTROSWING style performed by Mydy Rabycad which will transfer us back to the present. There will be also the traditional pilsner folklore because Pilsen girls in costumes are among the memories of veterans at the celebrations from 1945. More informations
16. 4. 2015

Football game Viktoria Plzeň - USA

After seventy years on Monday, May 4 at 16 o'clock a friendly match will be held between FC Viktoria Plzeň and selection of the US Army. Eleven US soldiers will be put together of those from participating in the Pilsen 1945 project, who will be dressed in the period sets with the symbol of Indian head on their chests, the character of the US 2nd Infantry Division. This memorial match will take place on a training course at local Victoria Club in Luční Str. just like seventy years ago, when they played even among the debris after one of the spring raids on Plzen. The Americans then showed that the classic European soccer is not their cup of tea and lost with domestic champions 11… More informations
16. 4. 2015

Historical reenactment of the arrival of American tanks on the Republic Square

On Friday, May 1, at 10 a.m. at the Republic Square a historical reconstruction of the arrival of American tanks in May 1945 will be held . The demonstration will be performed by approximately one hundred members of military history clubs. The event will present dozens of unique historic tanks, armored vehicles and other machines that fought in World War II. More informations
16. 4. 2015

Light of Understanding concert

Light of Understanding concert is a unique musical and spiritual project in its content and mission. It brings together musicians and artists from different religious and cultural worlds. Great Synagogue will present Bara Basiková with Michal Pavlicek, Chuhei Iwasaki Japanese conductor, composer, violinist and conductor, who manages Prague Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, a musical group Remedios-Flamenco Zuzana Fujacovou and brothers Matus and Stan Kohútko, musical duo The Brownies (singer Annamaria D'Almedia and Pavel Rohlena), musician Lenka Lichtenberg Roger, multi-instrumentalist Thomas Reindl, musician Robert Fischman and Pilsen musicians, pianist Václav Greif and Michael Cába… More informations
16. 4. 2015

Convoy of Liberty - favourite tradition of Liberation Festival

Each year thousands of people come to see the Convoy of Liberty in Pilsen. Convoy of Liberty is always a popular attraction and it is the highlight of the Liberty Celebration. The show of historical and contemporary equipment with the participation of American and Belgian veterans is an amazing spectacle. We expect 300 pieces of vehicles... More informations
16. 4. 2015

Presentation of Military History Clubs - attractive spectacle for visitors of Liberation Festival

"I appreciate all who are doing things with such passion and pay such a large amount of time to their hobby. Events of military history clubs peacefully educate children and young people reminding them of the value of friendship, helping others, the values that for us till today are represented by the surviving veterans, " said Mayor of Pilsen Martin Zrzavecký. "Thanks to the enthusiasts of these associations and organizations the Celebration of Liberty is so unique. Presented as historical military technology and way of life of soldiers in period camps. Military history clubs inherently belong to the Celebration of Liberty and so Plzeň is proud of them, "said First Deputy Mayor Martin Baxa.… More informations
16. 4. 2015

Liberation Festival and Bohemia Sekt

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by the US Army Bohemia Sekt brings the story of Chateau Radyně... More informations
16. 4. 2015

Presentation of the Czech Army and US Army

From May1 to May 2, a presentation of the Czech Army and US Army will be held in the Army Shooting Stadium in Lobzy. There are both static and dynamic demonstrations of fighting techniques and equipment, demos, training MUSADO and military service dogs prepared in the program. More informations
16. 4. 2015

Meeting at the Maypole on the eve of Liberation Festival

We invite you to a meeting on the eve of the Liberty Celebration - erection of the maypole, grilling sausages with Pilsen Scouts program and entertainment program for children and adults by Radio Junior. More informations
16. 4. 2015

The staging a raid on Koterovska train station

Within the Celebration of Liberty the historical reconstruction of the raid on Koterov train station will take place. The event is organized by the Plzeň 2 Municipal Office and is held on May 2 from 10 am at Koterov village and station. More informations
16. 4. 2015

Liberation Festival Pilsen and Pilsner Urquell

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen and Western Bohemia by the US Army the brewers of Gambrinus brewery symbolically brewed "Gambrinus with American hops" lager. It will be taped at the events associated with the celebration, mainly in the Pilsen Celebration of Liberty at the square, during the concert of American group Lynyrd Skynyrd, but also in pubs in Pilsen and Pilsen region, in pubs, which lie in front of the demarcation line so in the territory liberated in 1945 by the US Army. More informations
15. 4. 2015

Liberation Festival - TV spot

We present you TV spot of Liberation Festival. Come to Pilsen to meet your own story ... More informations
26. 1. 2015

Program of Liberation Festival 2015

The complete program of Liberation Festival ... More informations
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