The Lednice - Valtice Area

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Lednice chateau

Stretching between Břeclav, Lednice and Valtice, area covers almost 200 sq km.This complex, aptly dubbed "the Garden of Europe"in the 19th century, is the result of the acts of people and of nature. It is to the great credit of the Liechtenstein family that the complex came into being. Throughout six centuries, they have built chateaus, gardens, parks and lakes in the local estate. In 1996 the LedniceValtice Area was included in the UNESCO List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The dominant features of the complex are the Lednice and Valtice chateaus. Both structures are linked with eminent european artists (J. B. Carlone, F. Caratti, D. Martinelli, J. B. Fischer, J. Hardtmuth). Built in the spirit of the English Neo-Gothic style, the Lednice Chateau is more attractive for visitors, the largest crowd-puller being its Mannerist park with a number of small buildings.

Valtice chateau
The most monumental structures which adorn the Lednice-Valtice Area include what is called Colonnade and Diana's Sanctuary (Randez-vous ) in the Boří Forest. Also worthy of attention are the Minaret , the Small Border Chateau, the artificial ruin of Johann's Castle, the Shrine of the Three Graces, Apollo's Shrine and a wealth of smaller objects set sensitively in the lovely landscape, full of rare species of trees and bushes. As well as that the area includes the Pohansko archaeological site. Serving as resting places for migratory birds, the numerous local fishponds are a paradise for ornithologists.

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Lednice chateau
Lednice chateau
Valtice chateau
Valtice chateau
Lednice chateau
Lednice chateau
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greenhouse
greenhouse
greenhouse
greenhouse
greenhouse
greenhouse
greenhouse
Minaret
Minaret
Lednice chateau
Lednice chateau
Lednice chateau
Lednice chateau
Lednice chateau
Lednice chateau
Lednice chateau
Lednice chateau
the Temple of the Three Graces in …
the Temple of the Three Graces in…
Minaret
Minaret
Minaret
Minaret
Minaret
Minaret
Minaret
Minaret
94 km (58 miles) traveled
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