Photogallery: CZ, Kostelec nad Orlicí – New Chateau of the Kinsky Family
CZ, Kostelec nad Orlicí – New Chateau of the Kinsky Family
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An Empire-style structure from the first half of the 19th century which now houses a chateau cafe is situated in a vast garden, together with a newly renoated homstead structure. From one side, the structures are lined by the Divoka Orlice river and by the road from the other side. Just two kilometers down the road and you will get to the neighboring chateau in Castolovice. Quite a small area features several noble manors of the Region of Hradec Kralove.
Text and photos: Monika Babická
Pardubice, a Region town, is located in distance of more than one hundred of kilometres from Prague. The locality became famous through Great Pardubice Steeplechase, honey-gingerbread, and also by Paramo Refinery Station or Synthesia Factory Complex.
The only zoo in the Czech Republic that offers African safaris is in Dvur Kralove. Therefore, it ranks among the top in popularity and attendance. The intention of the then director Josef Vágner, who started importing African animals from his expeditions years ago, succeeded. In the vast area on the outskirts of the city, in addition to the classic zoo and safari park, which you can drive either with your own or safari car, you will also find hotel and camp accommodation, a brewery and a spa.
The town located in the Hradec Králové region on the river Kněžná is associated with several historically significant names. The author of the novel There Were Five of Them comes here - the writer Karel Poláček, the composer Jiří Rychnovský, Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová wrote the famous Domestic Cookbook here and the Kolowrat family owns and manages one of the largest Baroque complexes in Bohemia - the Kolowrat Castle.
At the confluence of the Ticha Orlice and Trebovka, right on the main railway line from Prague to the east of the Czech Republic, you will find a beautiful town of Usti nad Orlici. Its main feature is a Baroque square with arcades and a unique railway station.
This regional city is an honor to its region. It is really a gem among the cities. Or, at least, it seems to be.
When we say Pardubice, most of us immediately think of gingerbread. Delicious honey pastries are so inseparably connected with Pardubice that they have practically become their symbol. We have visited this statutory city several times, but we are happy to return here, because it always surprises us with something.
An inconspicuous city at the foot of the Orlicke Mountains, famous for its lace technique and skilled women, whose numbers have fallen rapidly since the time of fame. Interest in lace also fell. The lace museums here will guide you through the centuries-old tradition of lace-making, and when you're lucky, you can find lace festivals or the International Lace Makers Gathering. Yes, there are two museums in Vamberk due to social changes. We will visit Vamberk at the Na Vyhlídce cottage, at the crossroads of hiking trails.
When young Count Ervin Kinsky lost his fondness of former chateau, now called Stary Zamek, he intended to built a representative residence for the family. The construction of Novy Zamek took place between the years 1829-1833. The old Baroque-style chateau with two stories is separated from the gardens by royal road. It has remained the seat of the dominion.
A small quiant town on the confluence of the Bela and the Divoka Orlice rivers boast an historic object of immense value, both historic and artistic. We talk about Castolovice Chateau and its vast English-style park, chateau animal pen, and a perserve with fallow deer. Be ready to spend an entire day on the residence of the House of Sternberk.
First time I got into Hradec was when taking pictures in the Orlicke Mountains. It fell in love with the city instantly. I get off my car, looked at the First-Republic houses facades, looked at faces of several people and I knew that I wasn’t here for the last time.
Before the inhabitants of Hradec Kralove decide go to see nature beyond their city they should explore some of their boroughs. Novy Hradec Kralove offers everything what town people look for in the Orlice and Krkonose mountains – clean nature, forests, ponds, trails for bikers. There are also trails for people on wheelchair.
I love Pardubice. Hence, I would like to give you some tips where to go. I love to walk around Pardubice chateau. This beautiful Renaissance-style structure was listed in the list of significant Bohemian cultural landmarks in 2010.
The Church of the Holy Trinity, the bell tower with one of the oldest bells in Bohemia and the Ba...
In Dvůr Králové you will see animals in pavilions and paddocks as well as in open terrain. The co...
The historical building of the museum has several floors full of lace products and works of art. ...
The English-style castle park was founded in the 19th century and the Renaissance chateau in the ...
The small town of Usti nad Orlici is situated in the foothills of the Orlicke Mountains and it is...