This year the jazz festival Jihočeský jazzový festival wil visit the south bohemian town Tábora on the 19th of August 2011
When the name of the town Tábora is spoken, many will instantly think of Jan Žižka, the hussites, and medieval fortifications. Those who have already visited the town, fondly remember the hussite museum in the historical town hall, the labyrinth of underground corridors, the castle Kotnov and the near located Bechyňska gate, baroque church in Klokoty, unique exposition The treasure of Tábor or the dam Jordán, river Lužnice and last but not least the botanical garden. In the city one can also witness the beautiful sight of facades of the old city houses in whose decorations it is possible to see the mix of the periodic building styles - late gothic style mixed with renaissance, baroque and rococo.
The history of the city is inseparably connected with an important chapter in the European history - the Hussite movement. In the year 1420 hussites under the leadership of Jan Žižka have founded a fortified military encampments, from which they have launched their military quests. Throughout the centuries Tábor has undertook numerous changes but the city has preserved its medieval character until today.
Thanks to a unique system of housing development and a number of well preserved historical monuments the core city center has become the urban monumental zone since the year 1961.
Current day Tábor is a modern, second biggest south-bohemian city with 35 thousand inhabitants, which preserves its cultural and historic tradition. All year long it is possible to experience rich cultural life in the city. A number of interesting cultural events is held in the city. One of the most attractive international festivals is the Tábor Meetings, which is held annually in the middle of September, this year will be and 19th year.