94 Castles and chateaux
,leby
Reason to visit
In the 19th century, the romantic
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Auersperg, inspired by the traditions
of old England, transformed his chateau
into a knight’s residence like something
from a novel by Sir Walter Scott.
Of historical interest
The Neo-Gothic reconstruction
was designed in the very spirit of the
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The count searched throughout Europe
for sumptuous antiques, from furniture
and paintings to rugs, dishes, glassware
and historical weapons, not neglecting
the tiniest detail. However, for the day-
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– where he liked to dress in knight’s
armour – he did not hesitate to use the
most modern amenities.
Tip: The chateau park links to a unique
game preserve where white deer
are bred.
Two tour circuits present
the luxurious living chambers,
the chateau theatre, the lookout tower,
and the chateau armoury, with one
of the largest collections of weapons
in Europe, including a complete
set of knight’s armour on horseback.
You will gain interesting insights into
the daily operation of the household
from the technically well-appointed
kitchen and the ingeniously designed
sanitary facilities, and you will also
visit the labyrinthine old castle cellars.
V–IX Tuesday–Sunday,
IV and X weekends and public holidays.
Zámecká 1
285 61 ,leby
The Czech Republic.
A place for your story.
M. D. RETTIGOVÁ IN HER
FAMOUS HOUSEHOLD
COOKERY BOOK
DEMONSTRATED THE
EXTRAORDINARY QUALITIES
OF TRADITIONAL CZECH
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FLAVOURS FOR YOURSELF.
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