King’s parade from Prague to Karlštejn May 31—June 2 2013


We will join the Prague—Karlštejn parade again from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2, 2013. We can walk together with the Emperor Charles IV, his wife Elizabeth of Pomerania, knights and dozens of horseback riders, and you can even wear a period costume! Or why don’t you make a trip to one of the parade stops where the locals are going to prepare an entertaining programme.

King’s Parade Itinerary

The King’s Parade Itinerary may be subject to change.

Friday 31 May, 2013
7:30 pm Prague Castle
3rd court
8:00 pm Nerudova Street, Charles' Bridge, Můstek
King's Parade through Prague to Karlovo namesti
9:00 pm Karlovo náměstí
Novoměstská radnice
Saturday 1 June, 2013
10:30 am Malá Chuchle
meadow by viadukt, Podjezd Street
1:50 pm Radotín
by the school
3:20 pm Černošice
Berounka park in Radotínská str. next to concrete plant
6:20 pm Dobřichovice
at the castle
Sunday 2 June, 2013
10:30 am Dobřichovice
5. května Street
10:50 am Lety
village square
11:35 am Řevnice
Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad square
12:40 pm Zadní Třebáň
in front of bureau
1:55 pm Hlásná Třebáň
by the chapel
3:15 pm Karlštejn
meadow at the Berounka river
5:25 pm Karlštejn

Accompanying program

Program takes place at various stops along the parade route and starts before the emperor arrives and lasts long after his departure.

Musical concerts, historical shows, dance, theatre and authentic medieval and current refreshments. Except where specified, all events are FREE OF CHARGE!

Friday 31 May, 2013
7:40 pm—8:00 pm Prague Castle - 3rd court
- Ceremonial opening
- Parade blessing

8:00 PM - the parade is starting the magnificent journey through Prague
8:00 pm—10:00 pm PRAGUE 2, Karlovo náměstí, Novoměstsklá radnice
- Knights´ exhibition performance
- music of Middle Ages - Braagas
- historical dancing
- fireshow

9:00 PM Emperor´s word to the people
Saturday 1 June, 2013
9:00 am—11:00 am Malá Chuchle, meadow by viadukt
1:00 pm—10:00 pm RADOTÍN, at the school
During the day:
- Rotyka – knights performance
- Antiquarius – historical music
- Concerts of music bands Živé kvety, Michal Prokop and Kamil Střihavka
- Refreshments
1:30 pm—5:00 pm Černošice - Berounka park
- Medieval music by Miritis band
- A company of historical activities Nevers
- Knights contests and archery - ŠHC Art Stenie
- Children competition - Junák and Sokol Černošice
- A performance of emperors guard in front of the emperor done by ŠHC Alotrium
- Stand sale
- Refreshments
2:00 pm—10:00 pm Dobřichovice, at the castle, on the square
- Medieval celebrating
- Jester Petr Teimer
- Theater
- Knights
- Historical music

Medieval celebration

14:00 Kukadýlko theatre performance (children ZŠ and DDS theatrical group) of a fairy tale
15.00 music performance
15:00 competitions with CK Robinson for children, the best competitors will be awarded by the Emperor himself
15:30 „Když jde pusa na špacír“ Antonín Novotný´s fairy tale
16.00 music performance
16.30 fencing performance
17.00 music performance
17:30 „Nejkrásnější narozeniny“ Antonín Novotný´s fairy tale
18.00 Music performance after Charles IV´s arrival
18:20 Emperor´s arrival at the Castle
18.30 PET juggler – Petr Teimer on stilts
18:40 departure and end of the parade
until 20:00 music performance
8:30 pm Dobřichovice - castle
- Night at Karlštejn: an unforgettable musical with song you all know!
Entry fee 200 CZK / 150 CZK
Tickets are avalilable at MÚ Dobřichovice or you can order those by this e-mail:
Staring and singing:
- Václav Vydra in the role of Charles IV.
- Pavel Vítek in the role of Pešek Hlavně
Sunday 2 June, 2013
9:30 am Dobřichovice, at the castle
- starting to preparing the third day of the parade - join in!

10:30 Opening of the Parade on the second day
10:00 am—12:00 pm Řevnice
- Barrel Battery drummers
- Music and dance performance
- Children groups Notičky, Klíček, and the students of ZUŠ Řevnice
11:00 am—5:00 pm Karlštejn, meadow by the bridge
- Historical attractions by Berounští měšťané
- School for little knights
- Knights
- Historical dancing
- Gypsy dancing
- Theater
- Music of Middle Ages - Braagas
- Miss princess
- Contest “In the steps of Charles IV.
- Arrival of the emperor and his company
- Historical fair
- Knights tournament for children
11:00 am—1:30 pm KARLŠTEJN, on the square
- a jester Petr Theimer
- Sedláci - country band Hatě
- Třehusk – Old Prague songs from the Berounka river
- Cluaran - irish and scottish music
5:25 pm Karlštejn, castle
- Emperor´s good-byes to the people
- Ceremonial depositing of the crown jewels


4. 6. 2013

Despite of the rainy weather and the floods we have put the king's jewellery into the Chaple of st. Cross at Karlštejn Castle. See some photos in our gallery!

31. 5. 2013

We will go on! Despite of the rain, wind or storm we just must join the emperor Charles IV. in his journey to Karlstejn Castle. The crown jewels must be transported to the right place!

28. 5. 2013

Booking of our costumes has stopped! However, you can join the parade in any case - with your costume or without any of it! We are looking forward for you!

26. 5. 2013

Join the parade! If you want to hire any costume get the info right here! You can book the costume till monday 27th of May.

21. 5. 2013

We have chosen a new emperor's couple! Charles IV., the emperor, will be played by an actor David Suchařípa. Emperor's wife, Eliška Pomořanská, will be played by young actress Iveta Jiříčková. Check their photos at our Facebook page!

18. 5. 2013

Check the program! There will be no place for boredom!

16. 5. 2013

We are really focused now to prepare you the best parade ever! Be patient, some informations will be here soon. I can tell you right now the parade will be held for whole three days this year! Friday May 31 - Sunday June 2. We have added friday's program in Prague. You can check our Facebook page as well. And don't forget you can join the parade - with or without any costume. Keep in touch!

15. 5. 2012

Joint he emperor as a medieval nobleman or a a lady of the court! Who lacks own costume can rent one from the organisers (for a symbolic price of 300 CZK / weekend)

You can even join us on a horse back!

Refreshments, transfer of "civil clothing" and a place for a tent (or a horse) for the night are secured.

More information

7. 2. 2012

June 2 and 3, 2012

This year's King's Parade will be held from 2nd to 3rd June again. Join the Emperor Charles IV. and enjoy tremendous atmosphere of the medieval times! Keep in touch with the news of the programme on this page and on our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you!