Valtice is a small town in Bøeclav District, South Moravian Region in the Czech Republic, situated 265 kilometres (165 mi) south-east of Prague, on the Austrian border. It had a population of 3,671 in 2005.
Valtice contains one of the most impressive Baroque residences of Central Europe. It was designed as the seat of the ruling princes of Liechtenstein by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach in the early 18th century. Construction was supervised by Domenico Martinelli, who was employed as an on-site architect. The palace is surrounded by an English park with the Temple of Diana (1812) and other neoclassical structures. Together with the neighbouring manor of Lednice, to which it is connected by a 7 kilometres long lime-tree avenue, Valtice forms the World Heritage Site Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape.
The princely family lost all its privileges with the collapse of their protectors the Habsburg Empire and by the then newly established state of Czechoslovakia in 1918, the predecessor of the Czech Republic; and the castle was confiscated after World War II.
Valtice Chateau,originally a medieval castle, was founded perhaps in the 12th century by the bishops of Passau or by the Austrian Seefelds (Valtice belonged to the Lower Austria until1920). From 1387 until 1945 it remained in the hands of the Liechtenstein family. The castle was rebuilt several times, alterations in the Renaissance stylewere made in the 2nd half of the 16th century. Damaged by the Swedes in the years 1645 - 1646, it had to undergo the long-term Baroque reconstruction. The original Renaissance part of the former castle was converted into a two-storey entrance façade, in places of other buildings three wings of the chateau complex were constructed and a garden was established. At the same time the area between the castle and the town was turned into the court of honor (farm buildings, a theater, a riding hall, etc.). Prestigious architects were involved with the construction of the chateau - F. Carratti, G.G. Tencalla, A. and J.K. Ernas, D. Martinelli, A. Beduzzi, A.Ospel as well as a sculptor F. Biener and a plasterer Alberti. During the 18th century castle gardens and a park were remodelled, in the early 19th century extensive alterations of surrounding landscape were made for John I Lichtenstein. In 1945 the Czechoslovak state took over the care and maintenance of the property.
In 1996, he entered business on the global list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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papagolf21 (89716) 2014-01-16 1:15
L'image en grand donne l'impression que nous sommes au coeur de cette pièce majestueuse où les fastes d'autrefois s'étalaient sans retenue.
Gestion générale maîtrisée à la perfection.
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-01-16 1:18
szkoda ze nie mialem czasu do zwiedzenia tego zamku widze ze duzo stracilem ale moze uda sie to jeszcze naprawic,pozdrawiam
jhm (143469) 2014-01-16 3:48
This is again a beautiful interior picture with not much deformation, this is sometime a problem, but here excellent done.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Lovely composition, excellent captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Enjoy the day ahead,
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-16 7:02
Lovely view of the interiors of the castle. I like the contrast between the red and the white on the walls and on the chairs. Truly luxurious and spectacular place, very well captured by your lens with good clarity and colours.
Thanks for sharing.
holmertz (44458) 2014-01-16 8:10
This is a magnificent and impressive room with beautiful red walls and fine paintings. The wooden floor is a good example of the skill of the craftsmen of that time. You handled the light excellently, which allows us a good close look at all the details among the furniture and decorations.
cornejo (35123) 2014-01-16 12:45
Krzysztof Witaj very good picture of this interesting inside the palace, very well composed and captured this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Corry (4508) 2014-01-16 20:23
Belle prise de vue de cet intérieur avec son magnifique parquet de bois et son beau décor. Bien fait.
Didi (58772) 2014-01-21 4:23
Well done for the lights control and good point of view in this historic room
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (89363)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-04
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya HMC SUPER UV M77
- Exposure: f/3.5
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-16 0:44