2 Castles and chateaux
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Castles
and chateaux
the Czech Republic’s
“family silver”
The most valuable things Czechs have
inherited from their ancestors
are historical monuments. Anyone
who visits the Czech Republic
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by their abundance and their state
of preservation, how impressively they
are set in the surrounding landscape,
the splendid design of the buildings,
the variety of architectural styles,
and their excellent operation. Visitors
are charmed by the special energy they
radiate, the unique atmosphere which
greets them as they step inside.
And those who are already familiar
with this from previous visits know that
the multitude of places worth visiting,
photographing and enthusiastically
telling friends about is almost
inexhaustible – and the experience
is always powerful and wondrous…
More than a millennium of Czech history
has produced some two thousand castles,
chateaux, fortresses, and their ruins.
We invite you to come explore their
remarkable stories and secrets.
In this book, we present a selection
of the most beautiful places that are
made accessible to the public by their
current owners. Guides will be on hand
to tell you all about the fascinating fates
of individual castles and chateaux
and their inhabitants over the centuries.
Let your imagination be swept away
by these stories. You will tour sumptuous
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resources of their bygone owners.
You will see a vast variety of collections
and art works amassed with love
and pride by generations of noble
families. You will climb towers affording
outstanding views of the surrounding
countryside, lose yourself
in the mysterious labyrinths
of subterranean corridors, and inhale
the fresh scent of ancient parks and lush,
perfectly groomed historical gardens.
Czech castles and chateaux are not just
sleepy museums where time has stood
still. They also offer historical festivals
and markets, night-time tours, costumed
guides, displays of trained birds of prey,
demonstrations of ancient crafts,
and tastings of traditional Czech
delicacies, as well as theatre and opera
performances, fencing matches, concerts,
art festivals, exhibitions and workshops
– all announced in advance on their
individual websites. And if that is not
enough, you can experience a taste
of castle life for yourself – almost
all of these monuments rent out their
most attractive historical rooms
for special occasions such as wedding
ceremonies. So please come inside…
Contents
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Hotel
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Hire of premises for cultural
and social events
Restaurant
Special offer
Weddings
Tours
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Suitable for children
Chateau garden
Chateau park
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