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Reason to visit
The historical gardens, especially
the Flower Garden, are the pride
of the chateau. The unique conception
to link the world of plants and water with
art and architecture, together with its
unaltered appearance, earned it a place
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Of historical interest
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the summer residence of the bishops
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power and wealth. In the Baroque
period, it was spoken of as the “Moravian
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supplied with equally splendid furniture,
glass, porcelain, books and art works.
Its permanent house musicians
surpassed in number and repertoire
the court musicians of the Austrian
emperor and the French king.
Tip: Do not miss a visit to the vaulted
medieval Archbishop’s Cellars, where
you can sample sacramental wine that
is lovingly made and decanted.
This grand palace is home
to a collection of Central European
paintings from the 15th
to the 18th century that is famous
throughout Europe. Here you
will find original works by Titian,
Van Dyck, Cranach the Elder
and Dürer. The 84-metre tower
of the chateau provides a beautiful
view of the historical heart
of Krom!#í+ and the outlying area.
V–IX Tuesday–Sunday,
IV, X weekends only.
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Reason to visit
Rising up from wooded hills is the high
white cylindrical tower of this ancient
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Due to its excellent location, surrounded
by forests full of game, it was popular
with many Czech rulers. The castle
halls were witness to much joyous
feasting and drinking, but also to many
serious political negotiations and fateful
diplomatic talks.
Of historical interest
The royal residence was built in the
13th century as the foothold of the ruling
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as a state prison. For example,
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of Emperor Rudolf II, spent three
years here for murdering an imperial
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The castle experienced many
fires and subsequent reconstructions,
which were completed in the
20th century. The only room
with its original decorations is a Gothic
chapel with a richly carved altar.
Traces of the Czech kings and the
splendour of their lifestyle, however,
are found at every turn. This is thanks
in part to conservationists, who have
successfully sought out and returned
to the castle historical collections
which had been removed.
IV–X Tuesday–Sunday,
I–III Monday–Saturday,
XI, XII weekends and public holidays.
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