Marienbad comes alive with festivals, singing, performances, and exhibitions. A colourful range of cultural activities and events all-year-round bring locals and visitors together and provide the highest quality of entertainment.
Life in Mariánské Lázně is lively, fun, and musical. Countless events add a final touch of fun to your spa or health holiday and will make you want to return to Marienbad again and again.
The 150-year-old city theatre invites local and visiting ensembles to the stage for theatre performances, concerts, and folklore shows. Take a look at the current programme – you’re bound to find something of interest.
Visit the Anglican church in Marienbad on Easter Sunday afternoon. The Marjánek folklore group puts on musical and dance performances, and you can enjoy traditional Bohemian dishes, learn about local customs, and take part in creative workshops.
Each year, on April 30 at 9pm, the Singing Fountain is re-opened after a winter break. At the end of October, the fountain closes with its last concert of the season.
On the second weekend of May, the spa season opens with a big festival. Observe the blessing of the mineral springs and watch a parade with many historical costumes. Visit the crafts market and take in the concerts.
Marienbad is home to the oldest symphony orchestra in the Czech Republic. Founded in 1821, today it puts on concerts all-year-round. Enjoy the excellent artistry of this orchestra and let the music sweep you away.
Frederic Chopin was one of Marienbad’s most famous guests. Each year, the Chopin Festival is dedicated to him during the third week of August. It also happens to be one of the five oldest music festivals in Europe. International musicians and composers perform in what has become one of the highlights of Marienbad’s cultural offerings. Every two years, young pianists compete in a Chopin piano competition as part of the festival.
At this festival, architects, designers, and photographers display their work and discuss them at the afterparty.
Take a peek into the town’s galleries. National and international artists exhibit their work in Marienbad. A new exhibition also opens in the city museum every month.
There is also a Grand Prix in Marienbad. No, we’re not talking about Formula 1 racing. Marienbad hosts the Grand Prix of pétanque. This game, which resembles lawn bowling, requires great precision. Watch how skilfully master players roll the balls.
At the end of June and beginning of July, jazz fans stream into this resort town. Let the music and relaxed atmosphere carry you away.
The annual vintage car meet-up in the city centre seems particularly appropriate for this historical town. Admire polished wagons from times long gone.
Fairy tales take over Marienbad every second and third week of July. In the courtyard of the Chopin House, various theatre groups perform for children and all audience members who still feel the magical pull of fairy tales.
Marienbad provides a picturesque backdrop for this film festival. The films are projected onto a big screen, creating a special atmosphere in the town.
Autumn comes alive with folklore. Colourful costumes, loud music, good cheer, and typical Czech enthusiasm set the tone for this international festival. Join in and celebrate.
This exhibition is worth seeing – the amount of mushrooms, recipes, and dishes will astound you. Expert mycologists will show you how to tell different kinds of mushrooms apart.
Crisp, fresh apples take centre stage at the annual Apple Festival in the colonnade. Homemade products highlight the region’s fruit and vegetables. Of course, you’re welcome to sample them all.
Haven’t played chess in a while? Then make sure to head over to Marienbad’s International Chess Festival. It is open to professionals and amateurs alike. Make a few moves and check-mate your opponent.
Sports fans will enjoy the Spa Run and cross-country skiing. Amateurs and competitive athletes meet and race. Join in and enjoy both events’ accompanying programmes.
Are Chopin and Folklore not your style? Do you prefer DJs and rock music? Then Marienbad’s clubs and discos are sure to have something for you. For example, visit:
D-Club Dyleň: Dyleň’s D-Club este unul dintre cele mai bune cluburi din Boemia Occidentală și are în program și concerte live. Vă va plăcea atmosfera relaxată și muzica.
RC Morrison: Acest club este dedicat muzicii rock și prezintă atât trupe locale, cât și trupe din regiune. Aflați ce trupe cântă și mergeți acolo.
A multi-genre event that will fill the Colonnade with a Christmas atmosphere, comfort, and culture. You can look forward to artists from all over the Czech Republic and many local ensembles. There are stalls with various goods and Advent specialties, craft demonstrations, art workshops, and exhibitions of works made by children from local schools.