Josefstadt 2021 schedule
For the second year now, due to well known circumstances, Brutal Assault cannot take place in its usual form, but we are not giving up!
Just like last year we are coming up with a smaller version of the festival. Brutal Assault is unique for its atmosphere, dramaturgy and location. Our main goal for JOSEFSTADT is to give you the same special experience as with the full edition, with no difference in the services provided.
JOSEFSTADT is a three-day festival taking place at the Fortress Josefov from 12-14 August 2021.
Josefstadt is the former name of Josefov – a historic fortress town from the 18th century, which was built by the Habsburgs on the orders of Emperor Joseph II.
The military fortress later served as a hospital for the wounded and as a camp, and was occupied for three centuries by different military garrisons, Czechoslovak, Wehrmacht and Soviet.
Josefov has an unmistakable character. A soul. That is why we have been renovating the fortress for several years now.
Josefov as a small town is an exceptional location for the festival. The pentagonal bastion fortifications, the shafts and one of the most extensive underground systems in Europe, the many alleys, squares and associated spaces make it a unique and vast complex designed to accommodate 42,000 people.
This is where the annual Brutal Assault takes place. And this year, Josefstadt!
Distance from major cities…
CZ – 130 km from Prague / 150 km from Brno / 215 km from Pilsen / 230 km from Ostrava
SK – 290 km from Bratislavy / 280 km from Žilina / 380 km from Banská Bystrica / 540 km z Košice
POL – 145 km from Wroclaw / 280 km from Poznan / 330 km from Krakow / 460 km from Warsaw
GER – 200 km from Dresden / 350 km from Berlin / 410 km z Norimberk / 460 km from Munich
AUT – 275 km from Vienna
HU – 450 km from Budapest
CRO – 600 km from Zagreb
BE – 950 km from Brussels
FRA – 1100 km from Paris