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Wednesday, 07 March 2012 09:01

 

Hluboká nad Vltavou Chateau

Chateau Hluboká nad VltavouOne of the most popular chateaux in the Czech Republic, Hluboká Chateau, rises up over the northern periphery of the Budějovice fishpond basin, on a steep promontory above the River Vltava. Originally a royal castle,  Hluboká was founded together with the nearby České Budějovice in the 13th century by the Czech king Přemysl Otakar II. Merit in its current neo-Gothic appearance dating back to 1871 is taken by the Schwarzenberg family. Hluboká gained its current appearance under the reign of Jan Adolf II Schwarzenberg. An English style park spreads out near the chateau. Collections of the Aleš South Bohemian Gallery are nowadays installed in the original riding school. The chateau complex also includes the Ohrada Hunting Chateau with a museum of forestry and zoological gardens.
www.zamek-hluboka.eu

Třeboň

TřeboňThe spa town of Třeboň lies on the bank of the largest of the South Bohemian fishponds Svět. An elongated square can be found in the centre of the urban monument zone, on which we can find the Town Hall and several townhouses. Ramparts have been preserved from the town fortifications. There is a chateau here with an large park.
www.zamek-trebon.eu

Jindřichův Hradec

Jindřichův HradecThe town of Jindřichův Hradec lies on the fifteenth meridian, which intersects the parish church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary with a high adjacent tower in the historical centre of the town. The greatest attractions above all include a Gothic castle, Renaissance chateau and Vajgar fishpond, several church monuments and a world famous narrow-gauge railway.
www.zamek-jindrichuvhradec.eu

Rožmberk

RožmberkThis castle dating back to the middle of the 13th century is one of the oldest of the Vítkovec castles. This concerns a complex of what were originally two Rožmberk castles. Inside is a museum open to the public, the interior of which is nowadays filled with valuable collections of pictures, weapons, furniture and glass. The Rožmberk Hall houses a portrait of the White Lady Perchta of Rožmberk, whose ghost appears here according to legend.
www.hrad-rozmberk.eu

Vyšší Brod

Vyšší BrodThe Cistercian monastery in Vyšší Brod is a valuable jewel of Gothic architecture washed up by the currents of the Vltava on the bank in the  middle of the dense forests of Šumava. Visitors can admire the exceptionally well preserved Gothic core of the monastery from without and within and also the Baroque and Classicist ring of the buildings surrounding it, where it is also possible to visit the Czech Post Office Museum.
www.pruvodce.com/vyssibrod

Zlatá Koruna

Zlatá KorunaFoundation of the Zlatá Koruna monastery in relates to efforts by Přemysl Otakar II at creating a fixed base on the border of the domains of the Vítkovec family. He donated one of the greatest valuables he owned to the new convent, this being a thorn from the Crown of Christ, gained from Ludwig IX the Pious. The location gained the name Sancta Corona from this relic.
www.klaster-zlatakoruna.eu

Holašovice

HolašoviceHolašovice is certainly the most famous village of the rural Baroque. It has been declared a UNESCO monument. The greatest merit of this village is its purity of style. There are new buildings on the village green. Another specific characteristic of the Holašovice style is flat-topped entrance gates and for the most part not very ornately shaped gables.
www.holasovice.eu

Lipno

LipnoLipno region is a unique combination of beautiful, wild and untouched nature with a number of historical and technical sights, a wide range of sports and cultural activities in both summer and winter and with an extensive range of additional services.
www.lipno.info

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