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Tag / Castles & Chateaus
In the spirit of Halloween, we wanted to post something scary and sinister like an abandoned haunted mansion. Little did we know what a horrible and hideous hidden history we’d uncover when we came across the Pfaffenhof Mansion. Known as Fafák, or Veveří, the Pfaffenhof Mansion has an interesting history linking it to the SS Nazis,...
The lovely Chateau Mcely, the former home of the Thurn-Taxis noble family, is situated only 35 miles from Prague, and is surrounded by the St. George Forest and an English park. It offers luxury accommodations, a nature spa, gourmet dining experiences, unforgettable weddings and much more. The Czech branch of the Princely House of Thurn and...
Dobřichovice is a small town located in the Prague-West District (in the Central Bohemian Region), in the Czech Republic. It lies on both banks of the river Berounka, about 16 miles south-west of Prague. The town of Dobřichovice is situated just about mid way between Karlštejn Castle (one of the most famous landmarks in all...
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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...