Nové Mesto nad Metují Castle

Nové Město nad Metují, Czech Republic

Nové Město nad Metují was founded by Jan Černčický of Kácov in 1501. It was destroyed by fire in 1526. In 1527, the manor was acquired by the Pernštejn family. In 1527–1548, most of the houses on the square were then reconstructed in uniform Renaissance and late Gothic design. The elementary ground plan was kept. The connected gables, so-called swallow tails, gave the town the appearance of the northern Italian Renaissance. The castle was also rebuilt.

From 1548 to 1621, the manor was owned by Lords of Stubenberk, who expanded the castle. Albrecht von Wallenstein purchased the town in 1623, then it passed to the Trčkas of Lípa. After the assassination of Albrecht von Wallenstein and Adam Erdman Trčka in 1634, their properties were confiscated and Nové Město nad Metují manor received Walter Leslie, the main initiator of the assassination.

Walter Leslie has rebuilt the castle in the Baroque style. The Leslie family owned the manor until 1802, when the last member of the family died, and Nové Město nad Metují was inherited by the Dietrichstein family. The Dietrichstein family owned it until 1858.



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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic


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Len Meakin (11 months ago)
Nice little place to visit while in the area.
Oliver Liebmann (14 months ago)
Wow what a beautiful castle. I need to admit that I didn’t go inside because it was Monday. Still I was able to sneak a peek inside because the gates were opened. You can see the castle perfectly from the outside and if you know how sou can see the famous bridge as well which is really impressive because there’s no other bridge like this in the world
Marta Ratajszczak (6 years ago)
Very nice gardens, clean, looked after, beautiful views, interesting cars in the little museum.
steve myhill (6 years ago)
Lovely place to visit, the old castle is a must and is free to enter. There are some nice gardens in the castle grounds. All around the town are walks that have beautiful vistas which are a photographers dream. Highly recommended.
Martin Atalovic (7 years ago)
Beautiful place. We had the opportunity to attend reception here on couple of occasions. Very classy and stylish. Do not miss the garden.
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