Castle Šluknov

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Zámecká 642, Sluknov, Czech Republic - +420 412 332 711
Castle Šluknov - castle Šluknov, entrance hall
Castle Šluknov - the park
Castle Šluknov - the park
Castle Šluknov - castle Šluknov
Castle Šluknov - castle Šluknov

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reconstructed Renaissance castle with beautiful park Oct 22, 2016
The castle in Šluknov was built 1566-73 in Saxon Renaissance style. During that time Šluknov was property of Ernst von Schleinitz from one of the leading (and wealthiest) Saxon noble families. Later the property was sold to the Lobkowitz family and finally it fell to the Gallas - all of them leading Czech families.

The ground floor has a very impressive vaulted lobby decorated with ornamental (flowers) frescos which were created in the late 17th century. Due to a devastating fire on 2 April 1986 there is not much of original substance preserved upstairs, the reconstruction was tastefully done, though. There is are an info centre and a cafe on the ground floor while the upstair rooms are used as museum, for concerts and balls in the festive hall etc.

The museum upstairs is only accessible with a guided tour, starting every full hour. This is inconvenient if you happy to arrive just after the full hour (and they have a lunch break, too.) The tour is in Czech only, but they have a flyer with some explanations in German and English. We were only a small group of four Germans and it felt strange walking through the museum with flyer in hand, accompanied by the Czech guide person who said nothing at all the whole time. The admission fee was 90 CZK. No photography inside.

The garden was beautifully restored. Two ponds, a new wooden pavillion, a formal area with roses, benches and a fountain, beautiful old trees ... very nice for a stroll and a break from sightseeing.
castle Šluknov
castle Šluknov
the park
the park
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