One of the most fascinating things about living in Czech Republic is the incredible variety of beautiful venues for weddings. Including historical churches, amazing cathedrals, romantic vintage houses, and my personal favorite venues: Castles!
Czech Republic has more than 2000 castles and chateaux!!! Every single of them with their particular magic!
Let’s see few of the most famous castles for weddings:
- Castle Hluboká: is situated in Hluboká nad Vltavou and considered one of the most beautiful castles of the Czech Republic.The chateau of Hluboká was originally founded as a guarding castle in the mid 13th century by the Kings of Bohemia, and being royal property, it was frequently forfeited. Several aristocratic families took turns owning it. In 1661, Jan Adolf I of Schwarzenberg bought Hluboká. The Schwarzenbergs lived in Hluboká until the end of 1939, when the last owner Dr. Adolf emigrated overseas to escape from the Nazis. They lost their property once for all through a special Act, Lex Schwarzenberg in 1947. The Schwarzenbergs twice rebuilt the chateau of Hluboká, first in the early 18thcentury in the Baroque style, and later, in romantic neo-Gothic style including a re-arrangement of the park and the surrounding countryside. The rebuilding was influenced by the journeys of the then owner, Prince Jan Adolf II of Schwarzenberg and his spouse Princess Eleonore, née Princess of Liechtenstein, to England. Hluboká Castle is a National Cultural Monument of the Czech Republic.
2. Troja Palace
Troja Palace is a luxurious Baroque chateau surrounded by beautiful gardens and vineyards, located in Troja, Prague’s north-west borough. It was built for the Counts of Sternberg from 1679 to 1691. The palace is owned by the city of Prague and hosts the 19th century Czech art collections of the City Gallery.
3. Karlstejn Castle
High Gothic castle founded in 1348. It was built by Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV as a place for safekeeping of the royal treasures, especially Charles’s collection of holy relics and the coronation jewels of the Roman Empire. The present appearance of the castle comes from the last reconstruction, which was carried out in the puristic neo-Gothic style by architect Josef Mocker at the end of the 19th century.
4. Lednice Castle
The palace of Lednice began its life as a Renaissance villa; in the 17th century it became a summer residence of the ruling Princes of Liechtenstein. The estate house – designed and furbished by baroque architects Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Domenico Martinelli, and Anton Johan Ospel – proclaimed rural luxury on the grandest scale. In 1846–58 it was extensively rebuilt in a Neo-Gothic style under the supervision of Georg Wingelmüller.
The surrounding park is laid out in an English garden style and contains a range of Romantic follies by Joseph Hardtmuth, including the artificial ruins of a medieval castle on the bank of the Thaya/Dyje River (1801) and a solitary sixty-meter minaret, reputedly the tallest outside the Muslim world at the time of its construction (1797–1804).
So, What do you think? Which one is your favorite? Share with us!