We suppose that not too many people know anything about Zlin in the U.S.A. so we would like to give some basic details about Zlin and a venue of the European Route 66 Festival 2018.
Zlín is a city in southeastern part of the Czech Republic, the seat of the Zlin Region, population 80.000.
Zlin is situated only around 150 miles from Vienna International Airport, Austria, so the flight connection with the U.S.A. is very good!
Zlin offers a plenty of accommodation facilities.
The development of the modern city is closely connected to the BATA Shoes Company and its social scheme, developed after the First World War.
There is a lot of modern architectural highlights in Zlin as for example the Bata’s Skyscraper, the Grand Cinema, Bata factory area etc.
And in the former Bata factory area we found a place for the European Route 66 Festival.
A governor of the Zlin Region has kindly provided a magnificent space of the 14|15 Bata Institute – superbly renovated factory buildings with all facilities for organizing big events (indoor and outdoor) – for purposes of our festival.