Červená Lhota chateau
The water chateau Červená Lhota is one of the best known and most romantic renaissance chateaus in Bohemia, it is located in the south of Bohemia, about 20 kilometers of Jindřichův Hradec. The chateau, situated on a small rocky cliff in the middle of a pond, is a popular scenery to many Czech film fairy tale. It used to be called "Nová Lhota", in 17 century was renamed to "Červená Lhota - Red Village" after its red bricks or red roof.
The ownership of the chateau changed hands many times throughout its history. In 16 century the chateau was reconstructed from the uncomfortable former Gothic fortress into a small but charming renaissance chateau by the Italian architect Giovanni Spazio. In 1900 the last owners of the Červená Lhota dominion were the Schonburgs family.
The second rebuilding was carried out in 1910 when the German architect Humber Walcher of Moltheim attempted to return the chateau into its original Renaissance appearance. Renaissance and Rococo interiors include valuable furnishings from the 17th-19th centuries. The English park, which belongs to the Chateau as well as Chapel of the Holy Trinity, is highly appreciated by botanists and tourists. There is a possibility to hire a boat and go for a romantic tour around the chateau pond. See it on the map
Address: Červená Lhota 1,
378 21 Kardašova Řečice
Tel: +420 384 384 228
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