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Tag / Castles & Chateaus
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Houska Castle (Czech: Hrad Houska) is a Czech clifftop castle shrouded in dark myths and legends. It was originally constructed in the 13th century, between 1253 and 1278, during the reign of Ottokar II of Bohemia. The castle, which was built in the early gothic style, is located about an hour north of Prague on...
The beautiful city of Boskovice lies a few dozen kilometers north of Brno. On the hill and the boundary of Malá Haná (Little Haná) and Drahanská vrchovina (Drahanská Highlands) up on high of 460 meters above sea level rise the romantic Czech castle ruins of Gothic-Renaissance Boskovice castle. The first reference to the castle is from the year...
Today we’re taking an armchair travelers trip to Mnichovo Hradiště (German: Münchengrätz), a town in the Central Bohemian Region in the Czech Republic. We’re going because at the same time I write this, my son Zachary is there with Petr, Adelka and Miley, enjoying a delicious Sunday meal and a visit to the château. Thanks to the...
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Castles are things you can find all over the Czech. This particular Italian style castle is located on a large park in the town of Napajedla which is in the Moravian region of the Czech Republic. Napajedla is a small town with only about 7,500 occupants. The castle which is lovingly called the Napajedla Castle (named...
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Dubbed The Trautmannsdorf Gardens, after its founders, Marie and Leopold Trautmannsdorf, the palace gardens have two sections. The first is the main garden which is located under the Prague castle and runs the length of the castle. The other extends up the steep terrain which has been made into five terrace levels filled with beautiful flowers and plants....
In Czech, the word for “upper castle” is Vyšehrad. Vyšehrad was built around the 10th Century, high on a hill overlooking the Vltava River. It is a historical fort / stronghold / castle structure. Within the grounds is the Basilica of St Peter and St Paul, a neo-Gothic church. Originally founded in 1070-1080 by the Czech King Vratislav II, the Romanesque...
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Ever since we’ve started this site, we have lots of emails coming into our mailboxes from sharing of recipes, to old photographs, to places yet undiscovered and artists we may never have heard of. This morning we received a call for help to save a Czech castle from ruin. The castle is located in Veselí (Janovice...
As is true around the world, the symbols of Easter are directly related the beginning of new life and spring. If you visit the Czech Republic in the spring and travel outside of Prague, you must visit Castle Loučeň, a romantic baroque castle with amazing grounds and all original interiors. Chateau Loucen Garden Retreat This beautiful...
Czech Castle Night Gatsby Style is the perfect name for trying to describe Hradozámecká Noc (or Castle Night). The event began to write its history in 2010, when it first began. On that first Castle Night, 38 buildings remained open to the public. Government and privately owned castles, palaces, mansions, fortresses, noble estates and chateauxs opened...
At one time, resting like a gem in a crown, Zámek Jezeří (Castle Jezeří) distinctively rested on a hill once densely populated with a wide myriad of flora. Shaped in an prominent ‘H’, you can see two watch towers on either side. It was once the home of Bohemian Nobles and was considered one of the most...