Hluboka nad Vltavou
Hluboka nad Vltavou – fairytale castle in the Czech Republic
Originally, this Gothic structure had the function of a fortress, and was built in the XIII century. After that, he changed many owners, each of which contributed in its design and interior. At first the fortress had the name of Frohnburg (Frauenberg) was founded and according to the information a variety of sources whether by king Otakar II, the Czech nobleman from Budejovice.
After that, for many centuries, the castle literally went from hand to hand in payment of a debt, a pledge, just in connection with the sale, succeeding with 26 owners.
Here are just some of the names by which hluboká nad Vltavou is today, the kind that will admire everyone:
– The family of Pernstein, who lived in the late fifteenth century, decided to plant in the estate of fish, so here was dug a huge artificial pond – Bezdrev.
– In the next century the building passed into the possession of the lords of Hradec, which gave him the face that matches the spirit of the time – it was rebuilt in the Renaissance style.
– The application of forces other, less well-known owners in the reconstruction of the castle has led to the fact that it has its own brewery and winery.
But the most notable changes we can see today, overlooking the castle Hluboka nad Vltavou, made people from the kind of Schwarzenberg.
Having a considerable state the soul, the family rebuilt the castle, along the lines of the Windsor castle (that is why all the appearance of a fortress can sense a touch of English rigor and style). In addition, the Schwarzenbergs came to grips interior of the castle, gathered inside of a considerable collection of treasures and books. This includes porcelain plates, Flemish tapestries, a huge number of different paintings and much more. All this wealth is located in 140 rooms of the castle.
Hluboka nad Vltavou in our days
Master bedrooms impress with a lush finish, huge dining room – scale, able to fit in his bowels 72, library – number of books, numbering more than 12 thousand volumes in different languages.
Today the kitchen of the castle Hluboka nad Vltavou is equipped with the latest technology, up to the Elevator that moves food from the kitchen to the dining room and automatically spits installed in the large fireplace. Visitors can also climb a 60-meter main tower, which offers magnificent views of the castle, with its white battlements and indirectly, 10 turrets of a smaller size.
The castle is surrounded by beautiful gardens and carefully tended today. All the symmetrically trimmed flowerbeds and numerous trees, among which are quite exotic to feel at ease and comfortable, guarded by skilled hands of gardeners.
How to get to the castle Hluboka nad Vltavou?
To reach the fairytale castle of Hluboka nad Vltavou you can own. For this you will need either a car that can leave it in the Parking lot near the castle for a small fee. Or the bus Shuttle between the station české Ceske Budejovice (the schedule better to specify in advance) and next to the bus stop “Under the Church”. Or a train route from Prague to the town of české Budějovice. It has a stop just 3 km from the castle.