24 Castles and chateaux
25
Ho#ovice
Reason to visit
Shortly after the end of the Second
World War, the nationalized chateau
was plundered by the Red Army, which
temporarily quartered here. After that,
the dilapidated building was used
by all sorts of people until it had
to be closed due to its precarious
condition. For the past 25 years,
it has been undergoing an incredible
transformation back to its former glory.
The once again beautifully furnished
chambers are a testament to the history
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is a unique exhibition of historic musical
machines and jukeboxes.
Of historical interest
The ancient Czechs had an original
method of solving political disputes:
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out the window. The cruel royal governor
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survived the defenestration at Prague
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none other than the Martinic family, but
he also lost all of his other property. The
event ushered in the Thirty Years’ War.
With what kind of toys and games
did young aristocrats play? The answer
is to be found in an extensive display in
the chateau’s salons. Exhibits include
old theatrical puppets and a panoramic
theatre set piece.
V–IX Tuesday–Sunday,
IV, X weekends.
Vrbnovská 22, 268 01 Ho#ovice
Hradec
nadMoravicí
Reason to visit
The White Chateau has a tumultuous
history as a strategic point in North
Moravia near the frontier. Many times
its found itself at the centre of wartime,
diplomatic and cultural events that were
fateful not only for the Czech lands but
also for Poland, Hungary and Prussia.
It acquired its current form as an elegant
Classicist chateau in the 19th century.
The Red Chateau was built in the style
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an annex to house facilities for the
operation of the household.
Of historical interest
In addition to rulers, dignitaries
of European courts, and political
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many musical greats, such as Beethoven,
Paganini and Liszt.
Inside the comfortably furnished
residence you will find an exhibition
of historical carriages and hunting
weapons. There is also an English
park merging smoothly into the open
countryside with a view of the Jeseníky
Mountains.
V–IX Tuesday–Sunday,
IV, X, XII weekends.
The prestigious music festival
and international performance
competition Beethoven’s Hradec
is held in the Great Hall of the Red
Chateau (VI).
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747 41 Hradec nad Moravicí
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