Summer University 2018

 

The Legend of the Czech Grail

Organized by AEGEE-Praha & AEGEE-Plzeň

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Ever heard of the Czech Grail? The legend says there is a powerful artefact located somewhere in the Czech lands and we will help you discover it. Do you want to be forever young? Or have a super-wisdom? The legend says you can – if you have the Grail in your possession. No one has heard of it for the last thousand years, until now. Signs of The Grail have appeared all over our country. Sadly, there are also ancient forces of evil that want the power of the Grail for themselves. Therefore, we need to find it first and we are looking for reinforcements. We need 25 adventurous people from all over Europe to help us fight the evil. Are you one of them?

General Information:

From: Wednesday, July 4th
To: Monday, July 16th
Starts in: Plzeň
Ends in: Praha
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Sports
Fee: 182€ info_outline
25 Friends
Accomodation: Gym, hostel, cabin in camp
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Wine tasting, bike trip and pub crawl
Alternative: Free time, games
Language: English
Special equipment needed: Sleeping bags, mattresses
Suited for disabled people: No

Theme:

Explore the most interesting places in Czech Republic, discover Czech culture and be part of an unexpected journey.

Contact:

Phone: +421915706972

Our ideal participant:

    Rumours have surfaced that the grail has been discovered. A group of young adventurers will be needed to save it from the forces of evil. We need heroes whose hearts are filled with passion and a lust for adventure. Will you brave the mysteries of Czech history and culture, challenge yourself outside of your comfort zone, and survive the sleepless nights? Are you looking for friendship, new experiences and loads of fun? Will you the ones to save the day? Join us today. The Legend of the Czech Grail awaits.

Activities:

  • City tour in Praha & Plzeň
  • Nuclear bunker tour
  • Night city tour
  • Brewery visit
  • Karlovy Vary
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Barbecue
  • Wine Tasting
  • The Lednice-Valtice cultural landscape
  • Czech Language & History Workshop
  • Treasure Hunt
  • PubCrawl
  • Parties

Course Information:

Course: We will prepare AEGEE introduction WS, Czech language WS, cooking WS, history sessions and much more. All of them will be provided by Aegee experienced members.
Timetable: 10 hours per week
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experienced members
Equipment: -
Supported by University: Yes

Join the Summer University and visit:

Plzeň

Pilsen is the fourth largest city of the Czech Republic located in West Bohemia with a tradition of industry and beer. Thanks to the legendary brewery Pilsner Urquell, Pilsen became known as the capital city of beer and in the year 2015 it was chosen as European capital of culture. The city is placed on the confluence of four rivers. The beatiful medieval city centre with the dominant St. Bartholomew cathedral is surrounded by spacious parks which are ideal for relaxation. More interesting places in the city are the city underground, the Techmania science centre or the Great Synagogue, which is the third largest in the world.

Praha

Prague is the Heart of Europe, the city of a hundred Spires, the capital of the Czech Republic, and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Prague presents itself to you as a dynamic city, which possesses different aspects: it is both romantic and successful, ancient and modern, but it is above all cosmopolitan through and through. Additionally, it has a long tradition of being welcoming to foreigners. The capital is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Lennon Wall, and Petřín hill.

Lednice

Six UNESCO monuments, vineyards soaked in sunshine, beautiful nature and welcoming warm-hearted people make South Moravia a true paradise for each and every tourist. The small city of Valtice is situated in the east of the Czech Republic, in the region of Moravia. Valtice, together with the neighbouring manor of Lednice, forms a UNESCO World Heritage Site called the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape. This absolutely unique park has been formed here over the centuries, full of rare tree species, romantic, small buildings, fishponds and beautiful little corners. The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape is also known as the Garden of Europe.

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) is the most famous Czech spa city with more than 300 springs. An amazing spa elegance, imposing colonnades and a wonderful layout in the heart of a forested valley best describes the characteristic appearance of this city. One of the greatest events is the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which is one of the oldest in the world and one of Europe's major film events. Karlovy Vary is also known thanks to its typical spa wafers and popular the Czech liqueur Becherovka.
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