Plzeň preparing to launch year as European Capital of Culture next week

06-01-2015

After five years of preparation, the West Bohemian city of Plzeň is planning to launch its year as European Capital of Culture 2015 on Saturday 17 January. Organisers said on Tuesday that the year would kick off with a three-day celebration attended by tens of thousands of people. Transport will be halted in the centre of Plzeň for events including a large video-mapping project and a tightrope walker.