Lednice is a town which borders Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape UNESCO together with Valtice town. An extensive Baroque complex built by renowned architects consists of various chateau buildings.
The Lednice – Valtice complex contains museum, where the mammoth head could be seen. The most magnificent sight in Lednice is the chateau which is a combination of Baroque, Classical and Neo-Gothic styles. The surrounding park is laid out in an English garden style.
The Lednice palace is located in the extensive natural area on the bank of the river Dyje (Thaya), near Mikulov city in the eastern part of Czech Republic called Moravia. In XVI century originally Gothic castle was reconstructed and then was extended in baroque style.
The baroque rubble-work was conserved, new aspect acquired only the facades, complemented by numerous additional constructions and new elements. Attention attracts battlements, balconies or viewpoints, small towers and chimneys as well as the spiral staircase in the library, wooden ceiling of linden-tree in the Blue Room, the relief of ivory and marble chimneys. Beside the palace exhibition, visitors can attend public Museum of agriculture with the unique head of mammoth.
Lednice Castle acquired its final aspect in XIX century. The last reconstructions were done between years 1846–1858 in tudor neogothic style. Numerous romantic buildings were constructed in the English park, for example Temple of Apollo, Imperial Temple of three thanks. In 1996 Lednice together with Valtice was registered in the list of the Patrimony of UNESCO.
The distance from Prague to Lednice is 275 kilometers.
Informační Turistické centrum, náměstí Zámecké 68,
691 44 – Lednice
Tel. /fax: + 420 519 340 986
Email: tic (AT) lednice.cz
Official websites of Lednice castle
Last update: 2010-08-28