12 Castles and chateaux
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&ervená Lhota
Reason to visit
The unusual red colour distinguishes
this picturesque aristocratic weekend
retreat from similar Renaissance
chateaux in the Czech Republic.
The graceful silhouette of the chateau
mirrored on the surface of the
surrounding water is most impressive
from a boat ride around the chateau
pond. The fairy tale atmosphere of this
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Of historical interest
The summer palace, rebuilt in the
16th century from a Gothic fortress,
was a place for entertainment,
celebration and relaxation.
At the beginning of the 17th century
it got a new red brick roof,
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was later added to the facade.
&astolovice
Reason to visit
The original chateau, set in the foothills
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several times by the Sternbergs, who have
owned it since the late 17th century until
the present, with the exception of during
the Nazi occupation and under
the communist regime. They assembled an
extraordinary art collection at the chateau,
including original works by such important
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van Valckenborg and Johann Heinrich
Schönfeld, and a series of portraits of
Czech kings. The rarest paintings adorn the
Wallpaper Room and the Smoking Salon.
Of historical interest
The Sternbergs were lovers and patrons
of the arts and sciences. They built
up the Castle Gallery collection over
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family supported the Czech National
Tip: There is a boat rental in operation
whenever the castle is open.
The reception, private and guest
rooms, modified in the early
20th century, are equipped with
authentic furniture and valuable
works of art.
V–IX Tuesday–Sunday,
IV and X weekends.
&ervená Lhota 1
378 21 Karda%ova 'e"ice
Revival movement in the 19th century
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contributed to the establishment of the
National Museum in Prague in 1818.
Twenty rooms furnished
in di$erent historical styles illustrate
the changes in lifestyle over
the centuries. If you look up at the
original Renaissance co$ered ceiling
in the Knight’s Hall, an array of brightly
coloured Old Testament scenes
unfolds before your eyes.
I–XII Tuesday–Sunday
and public holidays.
The tour includes a children’s room
with an exhibition of toys from the 19th
century. In the chateau park, children
can let o$ steam at the playground
or visit the small menagerie.
Masarykova 1, 517 50 &astolovice
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