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Castle Lednice

Lednice Castle

was originally a Gothic water stronghold, which was rebuilt in the 16 century into a Renaissance chateau and in the second half of the 17th century during the reign of Karl Eusebius according to the plans of Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach into the Baroque style. From this period has survived up to date only a wing with riding school from the years 1666-1699. After several detailed adjustments was in 1846 - 1858 resorting to extensive redevelopment of the castle complex in the historic neo-Gothic style, according to the architectural design of the Liechtenstein Architect George Wingelmüller. The castle, which belongs to the most visited objects in the Czech Republic, is a masterpiece of English neo-Gothic style in our country.
Obelisk

Obelisk

In the year 1798 was between the cities Lednice and Podivin erected the Obelisk, to commemorate the peace treaty between Austria and France, concluded in October 1797 between the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and the Archduke Karl von Habsburg. The folk legend, however, says, that in these places got slapped by the Prince of Lednice by Princess, when she learned during the hunt, that her husband had lost at cards the entire village. Thence popular name of the Obelisk is "Slap".
Minaret

Minaret

It was built during the reign of the Joseph Alois Liechtestein in the years 1797 to 1802 by the architect Josef Hardmuth. Its construction was connected with major problems, particularly in foundation of the construction in the marsh terrain. Therefore the subsoil had to be toughened by 500 oak piles, on which the construction was only founded. The height of the Minaret is 59.39 m. To the upper walkway, from which we see the wide surroundings of the castle and the large floodplain forests along the river Thaya, lead 302 steps.
Janohrad (John's Castle)

Janohrad (John's Castle)

According to the suggestion of Josef Hardmuth was in the years 1807 to 1810 built a two-storey ruin with four corner artificially destroyed towers. The castle was named after the Prince Johann I. The romantic imitation of a medieval castle had on the ground floor kennels and stables for horses, used while the princely hunts. Today, it conceals an interesting ornithological and hunting exposition and is a favorite destination for visitors and tourists, either walkink or biking.
Hunting Lodge

Hunting Lodge

profane architecture of the classicist period represents a single-story hunting lodge, standing by the way from Lednice to John's Castle and into the Boar Preserve. Created in 1805-1806 in 1according to the design of J. Hardmuth. The building served as the gamekeeper's house and the terrace enabled to the masters to track the hunts and chases, held in the meadow in front of the gamekeeper's lodge.
Pond Chateau

Pond Chateau

At the edge of the slope on the right side of the Bezruc Avenue in the direction from Valtice above the Middle pond stands over the meadow the Pond Chateau, classical building constructed from 1814 to 1816 by J. Kornhäusel. In the twenties of the 20th century here was opened a biological research station, which was in operation until the seventies.
Apollon's Temple

Apollon's Temple

From 1817 to 1819 built J. Kornhäusel on the top of a sand dune over the Mill Pond the empire Apollon's Temple. On the relief under the central dome is shown the parade of the ancient Muses accompanying the god Apollo in the solar car dragged by four horses. Along the sides of the body are two pairs of anciently dressed figures, unfortunately now damaged heavily. The reliefs and statues are the works of the Tyrolean sculptor Josef Kliebera.
New Court

New Court

About the sense for the aesthetics of buildings show in the Lednice-Valtice Area not only the objects of castles and co called saletes, but also the economic structures, which here represents the New Court. The empire building from 1809-1810 was also projected by J. Hardmuth. The whole object disposed into a broad court surrounded by three wings of the economic building - stables, granaries and residences of staff members. The building originally served for the breeding of twenty cows of the Bern race, after the rare merine sheep and later were bred the horses here. Today the New Court again serves for the breed of riding horses and is exploited for the recreational stays.
Three Graces

Three Graces

From 1824 to 1825 the builder Joseph Poppelack built according to the project of the director Joseph Enger France near the southern bank of the Mill Pond the classical salete, which was called according to the theme of the central sculptural group by Martin Fischer, the Three Graces. Into the niches in the internal arc of the terrace were placed the statues of the Sciences and Muses from the destroyed Temple of the Muses by Joseph Klieber. The temple created a visible counterpart to the Pond Chateau, located on the opposite bank of the pond.
Saint Hubert

Saint Hubert

In the middle of woods between the Valtice and Kroat New Village lies on the triangular floor plan up to the three sides opened structure, in the center of which there is erected the figure of Saint Hubert, with the dog at his feet. The Hubert's Chapel is the youngest part of Romanticism in the Lednice-Valtice Area. It was built in 1855 by Jan Heidrich, according to the plans of George Wingelmüller.
Belvedere Chateau

Belvedere Chateau

.The author of the Empire building, which was built between 1802-1806, is Josef Hardtmuth. The Belvedere Chateau should be a villa having a representative character and also a beauty spot overlooking the countryside for the family and guests of the Prince John I. Joseph. At the same time, however, had also economic character. In its yard, there have been reared in aviaries ornamental pheasants and peacocks.
Rendez-VousRendez-VousAccording to the plans of the construction director Joseph Hardmuth built between 1810-1812 the architect Josef Kornhäuser the Empire building of the Temple of Diana (often classified as "Rendezvous"). The monument in the middle of the old forest giants, imitating the Roman arch of triumph, served for the Prince John I. and his guests while numerous hunting trips as a place for hunting breakfast, held in a large hall occupying the entire floor of the building. Relief and figural decoration with antique hunting motifs was made by the sculptor Josef Klieber.
Colonnade

Colonnade

Colonnade, also called Reistna on behalf of the Reistna Hill, was built by the architect Joseph Poppelack according to the model of the Schönbrunn Colonnade from 1810 to 1817. From it, there is a beautiful panoramic view from Mikulov over the skyline of nearby Palava Hills and of the floodplain forests near Lednice up to the Moravian Field in Austria. John I built it in the memory of his father, Francis Joseph I., and of his brothers, Philip and Joseph Alois, as a celebration of ancestral virtues, about which shows signs words in the attic: "Son to the father, brother to the brothers" and "To unforgettable ancestors the only remaining son". At the time, when the colonnade was in a border zone, there was on its upper part the border patrol and the whole building was inaccessible for the public. Only the change of the social relations in 1989 has enabled the access to it and the reparation of the whole severely devastated sight.
 

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