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Holašovice Historical Village

Holašovice Historical Village: Holašovice is a rural village situated in the Czech Republic. The village was first mentioned in 1263. In the 16th century, almost all of the Czech inhabitants of Holašovice were wiped out by the bubonic plague, only two of its inhabitants survived. The tiny village was almost immediatly occupied by settlers from Germany. In the Second World War the attempts made by the German inhabitants to join Holašovice to the Third Reich were successful. In 1946, the enforced withdrawal of the German inhabitants started. The empty houses were inhabited by Czechs and they have restored the traditional Central European village. Holašovice is a characteristic Bohemian village and consists of small houses facing the central village green, with a fish pond and a tiny chapel. The houses date from the 18th and 19th century, they were built in the South Bohemian Folk Baroque style. The chapel of St. John of Nepomuk was built in 1755. Holašovice is situated about 25 km north of the UNESCO World Heritage Český Krumlov. The Holašovice Historical Village was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.

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Holašovice Historical Village - Holašovice is a small historical village located in the south of the Czech Republic. The village was first mentioned in 1263. In 1292, King...

Holašovice is a small historical village located in the south of the Czech Republic. The village was first mentioned in 1263. In 1292, King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia gave Holašovice to the Abbey of Hohenfurth, also known as the Monastery of Vyšši Brod, Holašovice belonged to the monastery until 1848. Holašovice Historical Village was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.

  1. Holašovice Historical Village - Holašovice is a small historical village located in the south of the Czech Republic. The village was first mentioned in 1263. In 1292, King...

    Holašovice is a small historical village located in the south of the Czech Republic. The village was first mentioned in 1263. In 1292, King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia gave Holašovice to the Abbey of Hohenfurth, also known as the Monastery of Vyšši Brod, Holašovice belonged to the monastery until 1848. Holašovice Historical Village was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.

  2. Holašovice Historical Village - Holašovice Historical Village: Holašovice is a typical Bohemian village, situated in the middle of the harmonious landscape of...

    Holašovice Historical Village: Holašovice is a typical Bohemian village, situated in the middle of the harmonious landscape of Southern Bohemia. The village consists of small buildings facing a central village green, with a fish pond and the tiny chapel of St. John of Nepomuk. Holašovice is probably the most charming village in the Czech Republic.

  3. Holašovice Historical Village - Holašovice Historical Village: The houses of Holašovice date from the 18th and 19th century and are constructed in...

    Holašovice Historical Village: The houses of Holašovice date from the 18th and 19th century and are constructed in the South Bohemian Folk Baroque style. Holašovice preserves it ground plan, dating from the Middle Ages. The tiny village only has twenty-three houses in its centre. None of the houses is open to the public.

  4. Holašovice Historical Village - Holašovice Historical Village: The small chapel of St. John of Nepomuk was erected in 1755. The chapel is located in the village...

    Holašovice Historical Village: The small chapel of St. John of Nepomuk was erected in 1755. The chapel is located in the village green, the centre of the historical village of Holašovice. Holašovice is a typical Bohemian village and consists of small buildings facing the central village green. The Holašovice Historical Village was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998.

  5. Holašovice Historical Village - Holašovice Historical Village: A Plague memorial on the village green. In the 16th century, almost all of the Czech inhabitants of the...

    Holašovice Historical Village: A Plague memorial on the village green. In the 16th century, almost all of the Czech inhabitants of the village were wiped out by the bubonic plague, the column was erected over the plague graves to commemorate the victims. Holašovice was almost immediatly occupied by German settlers. Nowadays, Holašovice has about 140 inhabitants.

  6. Holašovice Historical Village - Holašovice Historical Village: The houses are facing a central village green, with a fish pond and a small chapel. In the Second World War,...

    Holašovice Historical Village: The houses are facing a central village green, with a fish pond and a small chapel. In the Second World War, the attempts made by the German inhabitants to join Holašovice to the Third Reich were successful. In 1946, the enforced withdrawal of the German inhabitants began, the empty houses were inhabited by Czechs.