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Chateaux and castles

  • Choltice - chateau, museum exhibit, and Chapel of St. Romedio
    Choltice - chateau, museum exhibit, and Chapel of St. Romedio. The first written mention of Choltice dates to 1285 with Beneš of Choltice, one of the leading nobles at the time of King Václav II. Most likely in the second half of the 16th century the fortress was rebuilt into a relatively large chateau, which had thirty-five rooms in 1620. Preserved today is a building with a corner tower in the northeastern part of the chateau grounds. A fundamental change occurred under Romedius Konstantin, who chose Choltice as his residence and soon left the site of the old chateau to build a new Baroque chateau, including the Chapel of St. Romedius with rich stucco and painting ornamentation.
    Address: Sv. Trojice 1, Choltice
  • Kunětická hora - castle
    Kunětická hora - castle. Archaeological research dates the original construction to the mid-14th century. The greatest reconstruction was undertaken by the Pernštein family in the years 1491-1548, which resulted in the creation of a massive double-towered castle with an ingenious fortification system. At the end of the Thirty Years War the castle was severely damaged by Swedish troops. Partial reconstruction of the castle didn’t occur until the 1920’s; the work was designed by D. Jurkoviče and continued after the conclusion of the Second World War. With a little bit of luck visitors can see all the way to the ridge of the Krkonoše Mts. from this dominant landmark in the Pardubice area.
    Address: Staré Hradiště
  • National Stud at Kladruby nad Labem
    National Stud at Kladruby nad Labem. The stud farm in Kladruby nad Labem is probably the oldest stud farm of its kind in the world. Already in 1579, Emperor Rudolf II promoted the stud farm to an Imperial Court and since then it has been home to the Kladruby horses, a unique Czech breed specially bred for the ceremonial purposes of the royal courts. Since 2002, the stud farm has been a national cultural heritage, including a tribal herd of the Kladruby horses in white that you can see in Kladruby. You can visit a herd of black horses in Slatiňany near Chrudim. Extensive reconstruction was successfully completed in 2015, thanks to which the Kladruby stud farm was rebuilt to its classicist appearance and new tours and expositions were opened to visitors.
    Address: č.p. 1, Kladruby nad Labem
  • Pardubice Chateau - Eastern Bohemia Museum
    Pardubice Chateau - Eastern Bohemia Museum. The original fortress likely dates to the 13th century; in the 14th century it was rebuilt as a Gothic castle. The Pernštein family subsequently rebuilt the castle as a Gothic-Renaissance chateau. This chateau was purchased in 1560 by the royal chamber and ceased to be an aristocratic residence. The significantly dilapidated chateau was repaired by the Museum Association after 1918.
    Address: Zámek čp. 2, Pardubice
  • Zdechovice - chateau
    Zdechovice - chateau. The fortress was first mentioned in the mid-14th century; later, as a wooden chateau, the structure burned to the ground in 1803. Under ownership by the Žerotín family a Renaissance chateau was built in the second half of the 16th century; the structure underwent Baroque reconstruction in the second half of the 18th century and received additional modifications in later years. The chateau included a park, part English and part French, which was destroyed by the engineer regiment of the Soviet Army while stationed here in the 1970's and 1980's.
    Address: Zdechovice 96, Zdechovice

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