SOCIAL & GUEST PROGRAMMES

A social programme will provide an opportunity for informal contacts and discussions among the participants. It will include the usual attractions as Welcome Reception, Concert, Conference Trip & Dinner, and Singing Fountain Performance. New at the RadChem series will be the Beer Party on Monday supported by several regional breweries. The costs of social programme have been included in the conference registration fees.

The accompanying persons will have a chance to enjoy the special atmosphere of Western Bohemian region - its historical monuments, and scenic beauties.

Following the huge success at the last meeting (download the full audio recording or view a short video), Radiochemistry Jam Band Session will be organised again. All participants who actively perform music are encouraged to bring their own instruments, if possible. Accompaniment-providing piano will be available. Bigger instruments loans may be negotiable - indicate the need during the registration. The intention is to achieve a bond on a different level while creating an unusual lasting experience.

Conference Trips - Wednesday 16 May afternoon

All trips end in the baroque Teplá Premonstrate Monastery where the conference dinner will be served.

1. Moser Glassworks and Museum + Karlovy Vary

Excursion into the glassworks of Moser company; watching the glass products handcrafting.
Tour of Moser exposition on history of glass in Moser museum.
Short trip to spa town Karlovy Vary – colonnades and springs or individual programme.
Links: http://www.moser-glass.com/en/pages/factory-tour/
https://karlovyvary.cz/en/interesting-places

2. Thun´s Porcelain Factory and Museum + Karlovy Vary

Excursion into the factory of Thun company; watching the porcelain products production.
Tour of museum exposition “Porcelain Story”.
Short trip to spa town Karlovy Vary – colonnades and springs or individual programme.
Links: http://www.thun.cz/en/section/2-nova-role.html"
https://karlovyvary.cz/en/interesting-places

3. Loket Castle

Tour of the medieval castle including the expositions of porcelain, arms or medieval torture, as well as collection of minerals including the well-known Loket meteorite.
Short tour of the historical Loket city centre.
Links: https://www.hradloket.cz/en/
http://www.loket.cz/en/

4. SOOS Nature Hike

Hike through a unique nature reserve with its extensive peat bogs with large amounts of mineral springs and mofettas - also called mud volcanoes.
On return, the bus will stop in Marianske Lazne to allow to change for the Conference Dinner.
Link: http://www.muzeum-frantiskovylazne.cz/en/about-the-reserve

5. Bečov nad Teplou Castle

Besides the beautiful interiors and original mobiliary, the exciting history of St. Maurus´ shrine will be introduced. The reliquary of St. Maurus, permanently exhibited at Becov Castle, is with the crown jewels one of the goldsmith's most valuable monument in the Czech Republic.
Link: https://www.zamek-becov.cz/en

6. Kynžvart Castle + Teplá Monastery

Tour of the Metternich family castle in Kynžvart with its splendid interiors and vast collections of works of art.
Visit of the National Cultural Monument – baroque Teplá Premonstrate Monastery – with its well-known library.
Links: https://www.zamek-kynzvart.eu/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tepl%C3%A1_Abbey

7. Teplá Monastery + Chodovar Brewery

Visit of the National Cultural Monument – baroque Teplá Premonstrate Monastery – with its well-known library.
Tour of the Chodovar family brewery where you will be introduced into the production of beer.
Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tepl%C3%A1_Abbey
https://www.chodovar.cz/id1001en-home.htm

8. No trip – Conference Dinner only

After a free afternoon in Marianske Lazne, you will be taken directly to the baroque Teplá Premonstrate Monastery where the conference dinner will be served.