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Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape

Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: Valtice is a small town in the Czech Republic near the Austrian border. One of the most dominant buildings in the town is the Valtice Castle. Valtice Castle is one of the most impressive Baroque residences in Central Europe. It was designed as the seat for the ruling princes of the House of Liechtenstein. The princes of Liechtenstein built some unique and romantic buildings in Valtice and its environs: The Belvédère, the Temple of Diana, also known as Rendez-vous and the Colonnade, situated near the border of Austria. The princes of Liechtenstein built another castle in Lednice, Lednice Castle. This castle was used as their summer residence. The surrounding park is laid out in English Garden style and contains several romantic buildings and a sixty m high minaret. Valtice Castle and Lednice Castle are connected by a 7 km long lime-tree avenue. The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape is located about 55 km south of Brno. The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1996.

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Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape - Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: Lednice Castle is also known as the Château Lednice. The princes of Liechtenstein acquired a...

Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: Lednice Castle is also known as the Château Lednice. The princes of Liechtenstein acquired a castle in Valtice in 1249, it remained the main residence of the Liechtensteins for 700 years, until World War II. The Liechtensteins also built a new castle in the village of Lednice in 1846-1858, Lednice Castle or Zámek Lednice, it was used as a summer residence. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1996.

  1. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape - Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: Lednice Castle is also known as the Château Lednice. The princes of Liechtenstein acquired a...

    Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: Lednice Castle is also known as the Château Lednice. The princes of Liechtenstein acquired a castle in Valtice in 1249, it remained the main residence of the Liechtensteins for 700 years, until World War II. The Liechtensteins also built a new castle in the village of Lednice in 1846-1858, Lednice Castle or Zámek Lednice, it was used as a summer residence. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1996.

  2. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape - Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: Lednice Castle is one of the most important buildings of Romanticism in the Czech Republic. The greenhouse of...

    Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: Lednice Castle is one of the most important buildings of Romanticism in the Czech Republic. The greenhouse of Lednice Castle was built between 1843 and 1845. The greenhouse is made of cast-iron, steel and glass. It is 92 metres long, 13 metres wide and 10 metres high. The roof is supported by cast-iron pillars, shaped like bamboo stalks. The greenhouse holds tropical and subtropical plants.

  3. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape - Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: The surrounding park of Lednice Castle is laid out in the English garden style. The English garden style...

    Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: The surrounding park of Lednice Castle is laid out in the English garden style. The English garden style emerged in England in the early 18th century and spread across Europe. The English garden style replaced the formal, symmetrical French garden style. The English Garden of Lednice Castle includes gently rolling lawns, several large lakes and ponds, groves and romantic constructions, such as classical temples, ruins and bridges.

  4. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape - Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: One of the pittoresque buildings in the English Garden of Lednice Castle. The unique garden has been created...

    Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: One of the pittoresque buildings in the English Garden of Lednice Castle. The unique garden has been created over several centuries. The six large ponds of the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape are situated between the villages of Hlohovec, Lednice and Valtice. The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1996.

  5. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape - Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: Heavy rainfall over the Temple of Diana. The temple was used as a hunting lodge and is also known as the...

    Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: Heavy rainfall over the Temple of Diana. The temple was used as a hunting lodge and is also known as the Rendez-vous. The small temple resembles a Roman arch of triumph. The temple is decorated with reliefs and the four columns are in the Corinthian style. The temple is situated three km northeast of Valtice. Lednice and Valtice are small villages in the Czech Republic near the Austrian border.

  6. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape - Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: The Colonnade is also known as Reistna. The Neoclassical colonnade was built on the top of a hill in...

    Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: The Colonnade is also known as Reistna. The Neoclassical colonnade was built on the top of a hill in 1810-1820. The Colonnade is situated about two km from Valtice, near the border between Austria and the Czech Republic. On top of the Colonnade is an observation platform, it offers lovely views of the surrounding landscape. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1996.

  7. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape - Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: The gatehouse of Valtice Castle, the castle is one of the most imposing Baroque castles of Central...

    Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: The gatehouse of Valtice Castle, the castle is one of the most imposing Baroque castles of Central Europe. Valtice Castle is the former main residence of the princes of Liechtenstein. The era of the House of Liechtenstein in Valtice began at the end of the 14th century. The House of Liechtenstein had its main seat here until 1945, then the princes were forced to leave Valtice Castle because it was confiscated by the Czechoslovak government.

  8. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape - Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: The Valtice Castle is also known as Château Valtice. Valtice is surrounded by vineyards...

    Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: The Valtice Castle is also known as Château Valtice. Valtice is surrounded by vineyards and romantic buildings. Wine has been cultivated in the surrounding landscape of Valtice since Roman times. The cellars of the castle are used to store the hundred top wines of the country. In the wine cellars, it is possible to taste some of the wines. The cellars of Valtice Castle are dating from 1430.