Fountains Palaces Renaissance

Jindřichův Hradec in Bohemia

Well in Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic

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.


Veltrusy Mansion in Veltrusy

Veltrusy Mansion in Veltrusy, Czech Republic

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]

Coat of arms Manhole Covers

Manhole cover in Tabor

Manhole cover in Tabor, Czech Republic

A manhole cover in Tabor, Czech Republic. It shows the coat of arms of the city. By the way an interesting sight of the city are the tunnels below the town.


Blatná Castle in Blatná

Zámek Blatná in Blatná, Czech Republic

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 in Bohemia

Hrad Český Šternberk in Czech Republic

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.

City Walls

City wall of Třeboň

Town wall of Třeboň, Czech Republic

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.

Churches Reflections World Heritage Sites

Reflection of three iconic towers in Telč

Reflection of the church of the name of Jesus

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.


Červená Lhota Castle in Pluhův Žďár

Červená Lhota Castle in Pluhův Žďár, Czech Republic

Červená Lhota Castle is a Renaissance castle located on a rock in an artificial pond. The former German name of the castle was Rothlhotta. [German]

Urban Walks

Funny fireplug in Tabor

Fun fire hydrant in Tabor, Czech Republic

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.