en.infoglobe.cz » Places of interest » CZ: Ctěnice Castle - The Future? Uncertain - VIDEO

CZ: Ctěnice Castle - The Future? Uncertain - VIDEO

Published: 24.1.2012
Not so long ago, the Prague City Hall has invested in extensive reconstruction of the castle Ctěnice considerable sum. Today in the castle area, which people in a short period of time can easily fall in love, it is not possible to give even a cup of coffee.

Rise ... and Fall?

Four years ago, the newly renovated Castle with great pomp opened to the public. The city paid 250 million crowns to reconstruct dilapidated building. Additional tens of millions have come from EU funds. In comparison with what the recovery burst Prague, but it was rather small. Now it is 2012 and the fate of the castle is still uncertain. In late September most people, who worked there, the Prague Information Service, which manages the palace area, got notice to leave job. Also the café and restaurant closed and to the castle gardens you can go just at your own risk. Carriages, which were the pride of Ctěnice Castle, sold out. Most of them were finished in Kladruby. City spirited step justify the fact that the tenants didn’t earn enough of money to cover every costs.

Ctěnice CastleCtěnice CastleCtěnice Castle

Ctěnice Castle

Who knows Ctěnice, knows, how many this place had fans. When it was just a little nice weather, the garden used to be full. In the garden, and indulged in marrying both the assembly line and also the hotel's restaurant and cafe usually stepped into full swing. Only the service was sometimes a little lazier. But hardly be attributed to failure of the entire project of several slow waiters.

MicroWorld of Ctěnice riding club

Now Ctěnice area is synonymous with a single living organism and that is the Equestrian Company Ctěnice. Horses and people around them are special microcosm that can operate independently of the rest of the world as well as any decision to force majeure. At least it may seem. But the fact remains that all those who have dabbled around Ctěnice horses, are little bit nervous of action last month.

Ctěnice Castle

Ctěnice CastleCtěnice CastleCtěnice Castle

People now place for lunch or coffee to go greet the horses. Much more than random visitors but those who go there regularly and for which the horse became the meaning of life, or at least significant parts. Life with horses runs faster than fast. It doesn’t give a man much space to rest.

The horse is simply an animal, which you can wrap around your finger just the blink of an eye. And if your love for the horses is stronger than you, you have a lifetime of entertainment, especially, if the feeling between man and horse are mixed with the feeling to pleasant people. This place it is hard to leave. And such a place is Ctěnice Equestrian Company, without question.

History - constant

But back to the castle area, where you can speak with certainty about the history of perhaps only because the present is ephemeral, and the future we can only speculate. The first mention of a kind of fortress in the village Ctěnice that a few centuries dreamed of becoming a part of Prague, appears in documents from 1372 Vinoř where Ctěnice castle comes from 1950, became part of the capital until 1974.

Ctěnice CastleCtěnice CastleCtěnice Castle

Ctěnice Castle

But breaking down the history and clans of Ctěnice castle would be boring, so we mention only a few landmarks of modern history. Total major impact on the condition of all buildings within the year was 1950, which brought about the nationalization. Although all were uniformly good, except for just such objects which were Ctěnice. The fact that when property is destroyed and all proved to be dysfunctional, and rescue mechanisms are usually triggered only when someone with a little exaggeration, falling on the roof. In such moments were given a castle buildings were labeled "in disrepair" and said prosaically, sort of around the twelfth departed comrades in conscience and in the Five Year Plan also Ctěnice got its place.

In those days frequented the motto "Unity is strength", would precisely in such situations nicely replaced by the slogan: "When something has no owner, so it is destroying it until it falls," but that the downhill was not around then.

Another such moment was a turning decision that Ctěnický area will be managed by the Prague Information Service. It was in 1995. After actually something happened and it expensive reconstruction returned life to Ctěnice.

And today? Anyone who has liked this place, with all their heart would like to re-open to people. To such people who are not hiding behind political parties, those who can appreciate the things that someone has built long before them. And last but not least to those who love horses.

Ctěnice Castle

Text/photo/video: Klára Svobodová

Discussion at the article (0)

Related Articles

CZ: Jenštejn - Black Ruins Of The Castle Tower
Published: 7.10.2011
Karlštejn, Landštejn and Jenštejn. What do these three places, except for ending “stejn” common? Who would have guessed that this castle, wouldn´t be wrong. Just hardly compare Jenštejn with a two first appointed.

CZ, Brandys nad Labem-Chateau: Residence of Important Rulers - VIDEO
Published: 25.2.2014
The chateau in Brandys nad Labem had liked most significant Czech sovereigns. Bred him so that at his summer residence near Prague felt as possible. Now the result of their effort is available to us, the ordinary folk.

CZ: Průhonice - Magical Autumn In The Park Průhonice - VIDEO
Published: 29.11.2011
There is no season in which there you couldn't see Průhonice Park. Autumn playing with all colours can unique natural landscape, which belongs to the list of national cultural heritage, cheer up almost perfectly, as well as the local castle.

CZ, Ctěnice Castle: The Art of Blacksmith Masters – VIDEO
Published: 25.12.2012
A blacksmith has arrived to stables of Ctěnice Riding Club. It isn’t something unusual. Every hoof needs his attention once in two months. However, we were there with our camcorder and we prepared a minidocumentary about good old blacksmith craft. We inspected the work of Jaroslav Kaufner.

CZ, Prague: The Ďáblice Observatory – Closer to Stars – VIDEO
Published: 26.3.2013
Hopefully the last snow of this winter fell but it created a wonderful atmosphere around the observatory in Ďáblice located on a hill called Na vyhlídce in Ďáblický háj. The observatory is small but enchanting with antiquity of its furnishing such as it’s the First Republic telescopes.

CZ, Drevcice: Villa Dreucici – Stronghold where They Are Doing Construction Works - VIDEO
Published: 5.8.2014
Old buildings with arched portals are typical sight of Drevcice, a village near Prague. Across this very village St Wenceslas passed during his last ride to Brandys. There are many such edifices in the village. Local architecture will catch your attention. Despite they are truly enchanting, we are more interested in medieval fortress that was used to be known as Villa Dreucici.

Related Videos

CZ, Drevcice: Villa Dreucici – medieval stronghold
Come with us to see beautiful medieval stronghold. Its a frequent place of weddings for its roman...

CZ, Brandys Chateau: Residence of Important Rulers
Chateau in Brandys is located on an elevated point on the left bank of the Elbe. It is a former r...

CZ, Prague - Ďáblice Observatory: Closer to Stars
A unique look not only at stars but also at the First republic telescopes and other interesting t...

CZ, Prague: Preparations for the Parkour Season
We have visited the Golem Sport STables in Prague Dolní Chabry to introduce you the environment a...

CZ, Nehvizdy: A Place of Czech Military History
Nehvizdy is worth visiting for two reasons. First, there is a baroque church of St Wenceslas and ...

CZ, Ctenice: The Art of Master Blacksmiths
We have a short documentary about old ways of smithery. Master smith Jaroslav Kaufner presented h...

CZ, Prague: Troja Castle - a magnificent Baroque
Prague´s part of Troja remains one of the most desirable residential areas. Troja Chateau, surrou...

CZ, Prague: Ctěnice castle - relaxing
Ctěnice castle you would find at the very edge of Prague, in the Prague 9 - Vinoř. Ctěnice is ide...


Czech republic


We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017



Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone



Today:tuesday 28. 9. 2021
Holiday:St. Wenceslas Day - Czech Statehood Day
tuesday 28.9.
17 °C
wednesday 29.9.
16 °C

TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.


TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.