Photographer's Note

The castle of the Lichtenstein family on the place of an original fortified settlement from the 11th century, since the 13th till the 16th century enlarged into a sizeable fort, rebuilt into a Renaissance chateau.

In 1575 the chateau was acquired by the Dietrichsteins.
They continued with renovations, through the extraordinary efforts of Franz Dietrichstein, Bishop of Olomouc and de facto ruler of Moravia, who made the chateau his main residence. At that time, in 1611 to 1618, the castle became a Late Renaissance palace.

After the fire in 1719 rebuilt in the Baroque style.

Right at the chateau, the peace treaty after the Austerlitz battle between Austria, Prussia and Napoleon was signed.

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