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Katzelsdorf Castle

The hunting lodge in the Katzelsdorf Forest near Valtice was one of the short-lived buildings in today’s landscape composition of the Lednice-Valtice area. It was built according to the plans of the Viennese architect Joseph Kornhäusel for Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein in 1817–1818, but was not finally completed and approved until 1819 under [...]

Katzelsdorfský zámeček

Winery Obelisk

The building of the Winery Obelisk was built in 2017 above Valtice. Its name refers both to the eponymous game park with a stone monument by the architect Joseph Hardtmuth behind Lednice as well as to the obelisk which was built under Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein behind the nearby park of Valtice castle [...]

Valtice Castle Riding Hall

The main princely residence in Valtice experienced its biggest expansion in the 17th and 18th centuries. During this period, Valtice castle was built – its appearance has changed little relative to today’s. Karel I of Liechtenstein (1569-1627) and his son Karel Eusebio (1611-1684) created a three-courtyard palace complex surrounded by a number of agricultural buildings [...]

Valtice Castle Theatre

The Castle Theatre in Valtice is part of a set of buildings which, from the 14th century, have had a complex history in the hands of members of the Liechtenstein family. In the late 16th Century, Valtice Castle became their main residence. Today’s form is the result of construction activity that mainly occurred in the [...]

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Lednice Riding Hall

In 1560 Georg Hartmann I. Liechtenstein came into the indebted Mikulov estate. In the same year, he inherited the family line of Valtice Hartmann II. (1544-1585) Lednice. Riding stables were crucial in the time of Emperor Maximilian. Extensive facilities for horse breeding were founded In Royal courts during this period.  In the Baroque period these [...]

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Liechtenstein Palace at Malá Strana, Prague

Originally, Lichtenstein Palace is a complex of five houses located on Malostranské náměstí 258/13 in Malá Strana, Prague. The building’s décor dates from a reconstruction after 1791, probably by Matěj Hummel. Today, the palace houses the Faculty of Music and Dance of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. The palace was named after the [...]

Mansion Pohansko

In the early Middle Ages, there was a large Slavonic settlement of Great Moravia just a few kilometres south of today’s location on Břeclav. Apparently, its remains existing for centuries gave name of the place “Pohansko”. Between 1810–1812, it was right here where Field marshal Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein, built a hunting lodge [...]

Chateau Mikulov

Archaeological findings from the end of the 11thcentury confirm the small settlement on the Chateau hill of Mikulov. It probably served the protective purpose, which helped to protect the new Moravian-Austrian borderline. This simple construction burnt down later. Apparently, Přemysl Otakar I, the King of Bohemia, or his brother Vladislav Jindřich, the Margrave of Moravia, [...]

LVHF Zámek Mikulov

Church of St. James the Elder, Lednice

The gothic church which was the predecessor of today’s chateau church was destroyed by the Hussites in 1426. A new parish and chateau church was built in 1495 and dedicated to St James the Elder. However, the expansion of the castle in 1731 necessitated the construction of a new church, which was built on the [...]

LVHF Zámek Lednice (c) Jan Miklín

Temple of Diana – Rendez-vous

After the sudden death of Prince Alois I Josef of Liechtenstein in 1805, his younger brother Jan I. Josef inherited the family estates.  Jan I. Josef Liechtenstein, amongst other things, had participated in the Battle of Austerlitz. Prince Jan I began construction of Temple of Diana – Rendez-Vous.  It was built in 1810-1813 by Architect [...]