Valtice Castle

Valtice, Czech Republic

The Chateau Valtice belonged to Liechtenstein family from 1387 until 1945. There is one hundred impressive rooms in the four-wing building of the Chateau Valtice. The tour of the Baroque residence, surrounding park and a wine bar in the neighborhood takes at least half a day, and it is accessible only seventeen rooms! The furniture is in the Baroque and Rococo style and it creates a perfect imagine of a life of the rich noblemen in the 17th and 18th century.

In Valtice, there was originally a castle. Its owners was often changed, e.g. it was the legacy of six daughters of a nobleman, or other times it was divided among the three families. The third wife of John I. of Liechtenstein, Elizabeth, gained an one-sixth of the inheritance of the Chateau Valtice in the second half of the 14th century. Elizabeth bequeathed her share to her husband and so the Liechtenstein family acquired the chateau, which became a basis of a huge estate (30,000 ha), that the Liechtenstein family built and managed until the end of the Second World War.



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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic


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Digamber Patil (6 months ago)
It is a very nice palace, it has a lovely garden. In case you want to visit museums do not visit during public holidays as museums are closed.
Erzsébet Kovács (10 months ago)
Beautiful well-maintained, baroque, renasissance castle originally from the 13th century.
olivya faith (10 months ago)
Beautiful place. Amazing nature. The palace has so many things going on. It has a serene and amazing landscape to enjoy with interesting statues. Spacious ground for events and also other nice places for picnics.
Maciej Trąbka (11 months ago)
Beautiful palace, with interesting exposition. Problem is that you can visit only as a part of the group, and the guide speaks only in Czech, and tourists from abroad can only read information from the leaflets. It is kind of funny that the time stopped in the 80ties and special protective shoes are required to enter the exhibition.
Tomasz (12 months ago)
Beautiful Valtice castle and park in Moravia region. For me it was only stepover but it's worth coming here for 2-3 days. Vineyards, typical small Czech towns, great trails for hiking or cycling.
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