In the Bohemian town of Jindřichův Hradec, a castle of the same name is located. Its former German name was Neuhaus (New House). The literal translation of the Czech name means Henry Castle. Worth seeing is the roundel from the year 1596, which is counted among the major works of the Bohemian Renaissance. [German]
Veltrusy Mansion (Zámek Veltrusy) was built in 1716 for Václav Antonín Chotek of Chotkov and Vojnín in Baroque style. The castle is surrounded by a large park with Empire buildings, the rooms are decorated in Rococo style. [German]
Blatná Castle (Zámek Blatná) was first mentioned in 1235. The castle with a moat is situated in an English landscape garden. Inside there are salons in the style of Oriental, Rococo and Empire. I was surprised to see an exhibition about Ethiopian art in one the rooms.
Český Šternberk Castle (Hrad Český Šternberk) is a castle of the mid-13th century and is considered as one of the best preserved Gothic Bohemian castles. The castle offers a rare collection of 500+ copper engravings, depicting the entire history of the Thirty Years’ War.
A lovely part of the city wall of the Czech city Třeboň. The city wall was built in the years 1525 – 1527. Another attraction of the city are the buildings along the market place dating back to the 16th century.
The single steeple belongs to the church of St. Jacob’s (Kostel sv. Jakuba), the twin steeples are part of the church of the name of Jesus (Kostel Jména Ježíš). The lake is actually a pond. Telč is also known for its richly decorated market place which is listed as UNESCO World Culture Heritage.
While walking through the Czech city Tabor I came across this funny fireplug. Tabor is a historic city in the region of South Bohemia, Czech Republic. An attraction of this place is an accessible system of tunnels below the city.