32 Castles and chateaux
33
Kámen
Reason to visit
Can one live in a tower, as in a fairy tale?
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were residential and reception rooms.
The stone walls were insulated with
wood panelling, the rooms were heated
by tiled stoves, and small arched
windows offered stunning views
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also a privy – a medieval toilet.
Of historical interest
The castle, solid as the rock
on which it was built in the Middle
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important strategic point for Hussite
troops during the religious wars
of the 15th century. Later, peace talks
between the opposing sides were held
here under the direction of the non-
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An exposition on life at a noble
residence at the turn of the
20th century blends very well
with a collection of 46 motorcycles
and bicycles produced in the Czech
lands around the same time.
V–IX Tuesday–Sunday,
IV, X weekends and public holidays.
MuzeumVyso"iny, 394 13 Kámen 1
Karlova Koruna
Reason to visit
The originality and genius of the Czech
Baroque architect of Italian origin
Jan Santini-Aichel, who designed
the plans for the castle, fortuitously
met with the outstanding talent
of another prominent architect,
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who oversaw the construction work.
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recalling a royal crown, was named
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in honour of a visit by the Emperor
Charles VI soon after his coronation
as king of Bohemia.
Of historical interest
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of horses, and at the end of the
18th century they established
an excellent stable for their own breed.
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breed was also a founder of the Great
Pardubice cross-country steeplechase,
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prestigious horse race in continental
Europe. It is said that he loved his horses
so much that he even had his favourite
ones brought to his deathbed.
On a tour of the chateau,
you will learn about the turbulent
history of the Kinsk( family
in connection with the history
of their horse-breeding activities.
V–IX Tuesday–Sunday,
IV, X weekends and public holidays.
Pra+ská 1/IV
503 51 Chlumec nad Cidlinou
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