Charles IV. in Brandenburg

January 7th to May 31st 2016, Exhibition Hall Pod Tribunou

Exhibition period: January 7th to May 31st 2016
Venue: Exhibition Hall Pod Tribunou (under the grandstand)

The Lidice Memorial is the first organization of the Czech Ministry of Culture, which presents an exhibition about Charles IV. in the anniversary year 2016.

This year is the 700th anniversary of the birth of Charles IV.
Certainly many museums and cultural institutions will show different perspectives on the life and achievements of this, in the European context, most important Czech ruler.

The Lidice Memorial shows an exhibition from the museums of the town Tangermünde in German and in Czech.

The exhibition takes us back to the 14th century, when Tangermünde (in the years 1373-1378) was, in addition to Prague and Nuremberg, one of the centers of power in the Holy Roman Empire.
Tangermünde was one of the favorite places of Emperor Charles IV. From there he governed the Mark Brandenburg, which he had conquered for the Holy Roman Empire and as an inheritance for his son Wencelas.
The Bohemian Kingdom and the Mark Brandenburg were important members of the Holy Roman Empire. The rulers of the two countries had suffrage and were carriers of important functions.
Emperor Charles IV. was Bohemian king 1347-1363 and after that he reigned the Holy Roman Empire. He also reigned the Mark Brandenburg as a representative for his underage son Wencelas.
The Bohemian Kingdom at that time was the richest and most important member of the Holy Roman Empire and it was the home country of Charles IV.
In 1374, the Mark Brandenburg officially gave its lands to the Bohemian Kingdom. This took place in Tangermünde.
Because of this, the period of the reign of Charles IV. in Tangermünde is an important part of the German and the Czech history.

Author: Eberhard Kemnitz
Interviewer: Sigrid Brückner
Translation: Ing. Karel Šperl
Graphic design: Milena Burgrová

The exhibition is supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture.


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