Concert Venues

Synagogue in Breclav

The original wooden synagogue from the beginning of the 16th century was destroyed by Swedish troops in 1643. At the end of the 17th century, a stone building was built on the site of today’s synagogue, which was rebuilt several times and served the Jewish community until the second half of the 19th century. However, due to insufficient [...]

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Ceremony Hall, Jewish Cemetery in Břeclav

Today’s dominant feature of the Jewish burial grounds – the neo-gothic ceremony hall from 1892 – had a turbulent fate. The prominent Austrian architect and politician Franz Knight von Neumann, whose most famous works include the neo-gothic town hall in Liberec and Frýdlant, the first lookout tower on Praděd (collapsed in 1959) and many buildings [...]

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The Knight’ Hall of Lednice Chateau

The noble family of Liechtenstein did not overlook the construction of the castle itself.  They altered the exterior in line with dominant contemporary building styles and also expanded the building. After baroque came classicism and then empire This was followed by the present-day English Tudor Gothic beauty of the chateau which was created in the [...]

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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, [...]

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Chateau Wilfersdorf (Austria)

Wilfersdorf Castle can be found in the Weinviertel (wine district) in the town of Wilfersdorf, in the Mistelbach district. The castle has been continuously owned by the Liechtenstein family and serves today as the property management offices of the princely estate in Weinviertel. It is renowned for its princely cellars. Around 1600, Gundakar of Liechtenstein [...]

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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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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 [...]

ST CYRIL AND METHODIUS CHAPEL, BŘECLAV

CHAPEL OF ST. CYRIL AND METHODIUS According to a plan of Jan Heidrich, the neo-gothic chapel was built in 1856 on the command of Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein, as a gesture of thankfulness for recovery from a serious illness. Comprehensive reconstruction of the chapel’s exterior and interior took place in the 1970s and 1980s, [...]

ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH, KATZELSDORF-BERNHARDSTHAL (AUSTRIA)

The first historically documented record of Katzelsdorf dates to the 1050. When Johann I Joseph Liechtenstein, prince of Mikulov and Valtice at that time, had purchased it, Katzelsdorf became part of the Valtice estate. During the adjustment of the borders between Czechoslovakia and Austria in 1925, the village lost its northern part, as well as [...]

CHURCH OF THE BIRTH OF THE VIRGIN MARY, VELKÉ BÍLOVICE

In 1417, one of the most powerful families of South Moravia, the Liechtensteins, acquired the village of Velké Bílovice (Groß Billowitz). From 1536, for almost a hundred years, the owner of the whole Breclavian estate became the equally respected Zierotin family, who were also written indelibly in the history of South Moravia. After the Battle of [...]