Monday, March 7, 2011

LEDNICE-VALTICE CASTLES

 Valtice Castle

Lednice-Valtice Castles are the twin castles along Lednice-Valtice complex located in the South Moravian region of Czech Republic. It is the former home of the Princes of Liechtenstein. This breathtaking area has many wonderful landmarks, magnificent garden, greenhouse, riding hall and ponds.

Because of its medieval architecture and imposing edifice, the Lednice-Valtice cultural landscape is included in the list of UNESCO's World Heritage. During the 19th century, the House of Leichtenstein transformed the area into a spectacular venue of leisure and adventure with its beautiful scenery and landmarks, hence, it is called :the "Garden of Europe".
Lednice Castle

These two spacious castles with huge landscape parks are connected by Beznuc Avenue and partly covered with pines and riparian forest near River Dyje which make the area very tranquil, fascinating and serene, ideal for people who want to experience the real environment of romance, fairytale and adventure.

The complex also is composed of beautiful pavilions which often serve as hunting lodges. The pavilions include some classicist colonnade style, chateaus and empire-style hunting lodges. This spectacular twin castles offer amazing views and sightseeing of hills, mountains and gardens. Valtice and Lednice Castles are some of the most visited castles in Czech Republic.

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