Czech Republic, Lednice Guide (B): Lednice Castle Complex
The Lednice Castle complex is located in Lednice Czech Republic. Its is located 20 km off the main highway 10Kilometers before you get to the Austrian border. We were travelling from southern Poland town of Wisla to Vienna when we visited.
Lednice is a village in South Moravia in the Czech Republic. In 1996, UNESCO came knocking and added the castle complex to the World Heritage List as “an exceptional example of the designed landscape that evolved in the Enlightenment and afterwards under the care of a single family.” The complex at Lednice contains not just 1 castle but the largest park in the country, which covers 200 km². We can attest to that, we did not walk it all, but park land stretched for as far as the eye could see.
The first mention of Lednice in the History books dates back to 1222 when a history book from the Lednice locality notes a Gothic fort with a courtyard stood here owned by the Czech King Vaclav.
At the end of the 13th century, the Liechtenstein family became the owner and rulers of all of Lednice and of nearby Mikulov. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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