Czech-Bavarian cross-border collaboration has become one of the most visible parts of the European Capital of Culture programme.
The third season of the Bavarian cultural festival, this year called 'TREFFPUNKT', will again offer an overview of the contemporary and traditional culture from the neighbouring Bavaria, a festival of Czech-Bavarian cross-border cultural activities including partner networking and gastronomic experience. The detailed programme of this year's event can be found here. The three-day programme in Pilsen at the DEPO2015 Creative Zone will open on Thursday 13 October with the exhibition opening of Stefan Bircheneder's work with musical accompaniment, followed by a buffet. Friday morning will offer a film screening for schools followed by a literary afternoon and a film evening with a jazz concert. Saturday is dedicated to families with children at the DEPO2015's Bus Hall and will offer an all-day programme full of Bavarian and Czech folklore - music, singing and dancing, workshops and a rich programme accompnaying the Bavarian-Czech provincial exhibition dedicated to Charles IV. The event will close on Saturday with a concert (rock/punk/electronic) presenting both Czech and Bavarian bands. On both days, the DEPO2015 will also host a classical Bavarian Biergarten with Bavarian beer and snacks. The programme has been created by Pilsen 2015 in collaboration with the twin city of Regensburg, the Bärnau historical park, the Goethe-Institute Prague and the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria in the Czech Republic. The three-day programme in Regensburg takes place in the city centre - at the town hall, in a youth club (W1) and the Degginger Club which connects culture and creative businesses. The programme will present Czech contemporary film production (along with the Finále Festival), a varied selection of Pilsen music bands and an international discussion at the Degginger club. The Czech-Bavarian Festival ‘Treffpunkt’ is organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and is financially supported by: the Statutory City of Pilsen, the Czech Ministry of Culture, the Czech-Bavarian Future Fund, the Czech Representation of the Free State of Bavaria.