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Highland Games Sychrov


The stone put, caber toss and the Scottish hammer throw are only a few of the events you can see during the second half of August at Sychrov Château, which will be the venue for the Highland Games (Skotské hry) for the eightteenth year now.

If you think light athletics are not for you and isotonic drinks and jogging hold no appeal, you may not realise that there are also heavy athletic events, which are perfect for drinking beer and whisky with. Try these events at the Highland Games. You can start training now and measure your strength in the aforementioned put and throw.

But don’t leave your kilt at home if you happen to be the proud owner of one. As a visitor to the Highland Games you have the opportunity to contribute to their registration in the Czech book of records as the place with the greatest number of men in kilts. Scottish dance classes and an international Scottish bagpipe competition are also planned. Experience the atmosphere in this video:

We are sure everyone will also be pleased that this year’s Highland Games will be accompanied by a whisky celebration. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste several hundred varieties of this excellent brew.


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