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 (86988) 2014-01-22 0:31
Le plaisir est toujours renouvelé à travers la présentation des intérieurs de Palais.
La richesse de la décoration est manifeste.
Bravo pour la gestion de la lumière.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-22 1:52
Nice view of rich interiors of the castle. Good light and excellent clarity and nice golden colours on the designs. Thanks for sharing.
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-01-22 2:30
musze przyznac ze warto bylo dac ta sume aby zrobic zdjecia wnetrza tego zamku,pozdrawiam
adramad (38874) 2014-01-22 7:27
Wonderful and elegant interior, this detail of one of the halls of the palace, the stove is a true wonder, good DOF through the door with a view of the hall filled with plants.
Very nice colorful, very effective natural tones.
Good management of light and good sharpness for full details.
Very well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
Corry (4508) 2014-01-22 11:21
Belle prise de vue de l'intérieur de ce château. La photo montre bien la richesse de sa décoration. La lumière permet de bien voir les détails. Bonne netteté. Salutations.
boa (6081) 2014-01-22 11:43
fantastic interior with many interesting furnitures! Excellent clarity, light and colors, well done!
Have a nice evening/
jemaflor (86086) 2014-01-22 23:25
another beautiful decoration for this room, well captured in particular perfect light management, good sharpness too, tfs.
tedesse (25133) 2014-01-23 11:00
Ladny kadr i kolorystyka, dobra ostrosc.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (86801)
- 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/4
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-22 0:28