Celebrate the 700th anniversary of the birth of Charles IV

2016 marks the 700th anniversary of the birth of Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor. A scion of the illustrious house of Luxembourg, Charles IV is considered as one of the greatest dynastic figures of the Middle Ages. The city of Prague owes him its university and numerous buildings including the famous Charles bridge. As to the people of Luxembourg, they associate his name mainly with the elevation of what was then a County to the rank of a Duchy in 1354. Conferences given by experts in the history of the Middle Ages and an exhibition of objects and original documents will enable visitors to delve into the life and times of this great sovereign.

Exhibition from 26 May to 28 August at the Museum of the History of the City, in partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Luxembourg. www.mhvl.lu