V4+1 Homecumming Weekend, 18 to 20 October 2013
The charming and beautiful city of Olomouc lies beside the Morava River in central Moravia. With around 100,000 inhabitants, it's the fifth largest city in the Czech Republic and certainly one of the most beautiful. The centre is the largest historic preservation zone outside Prague, and its cobblestoned streets are lined with majestic cathedrals and grand palaces.
In 2000, the Holy Trinity Column, which was erected in the early 18th century, was added as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Olomouc has always been a centre for education and culture and the rich schedule of festivals means that you stand a good chance of one being in progress, no matter what time of year your visit occurs. The festival calendar includes the largest beer festival in the country (May, www.pivnifestival.cz), the International Organ Music festival (Sep. - Oct.), and the ten-day city festival in late June.
Despite its fascinating history and great beauty, you won't find the crowds of tourists that are so common in more famous destinations. It's a real living, breathing Czech city, with 1000 years of history and the vibrant, youthful energy of a university town. More important, the old town features dozens of pubs tucked away behind half hidden cobblestoned alleys and city fortifications. By the time the weekend is over you will have sampled the wares in many of these fine establishments!
More information on Olomouc
We will be staying in the Hotel Arigone, located right in the centre of the old town. More Information on the Hotel.
Friday, 18 October 2013
17:00 to 20:00 Registration and Arrival Drinks (includes Welcome Beer)
20:00 to 22:00 Fraternity Pub Crawl in the Old Town (One drink per pub included)
Saturday, 19 October 2013
09:00 to 11:00 Shake off your first hangover with breakfast
11:00 to 15:00 Run and drink your way through the scenic countryside of eastern Moravia (includes lunch and beer stop)
|19:30 onwards Dinner and Toga party!!! Dance til you drop! (dinner and a large keg of beer included. Excess libations extra)|
Sunday, 20 October 2013
11:00 Hangover Hash (circle beer included) and goodbyes. Lunch is on your own!
*** Note: due to budgeting limitations caps have been set on drinks provided by the hash! Breakfast is provided by the hotel.
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History of V4+1
The history of the V4+1 Hash goes back a long way to 1991. As we understand it the V = Visegrad and relates to a meeting of 3 countries at this town in 1991, which resulted in a declaration of cooperation. The 3 original Visegrad countries became 4 after the split of Czechoslovakia. The V4 are Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary and the '+1' is Austria. Therefore the V4+1 host Hashes are Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest and Vindobona HHH. Here are a list of known V4+1 Hashes (likely to be full of errors) :-
V4+1 Hash #1 in Bratislava in October 1995
V4+1 Hash #2 in Budapest in September 1996
V4+1 Hash #3 in Vienna in September 1997.
V4+1 Hash #4 in Prague in 1998.
V4+1 Hash #5 in Bratislava in April 2000.
V4+1 Hash #6 in Slovensky Raj (organized by Bratilsava Hash) in 2001
V4+1 Hash #7 in Kutna Hora (organized by Prague Hash) in 2002
If anyone has any additions or corrections to this history please let us know using the link at the bottom of this page.
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