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Bezručova 142, 373 41 Hluboká nad Vltavou
GPS: 49° 03' 04" N 14° 26' 30" E
A monumental Romantic chateau; originally a Gothic castle, remodeled in the Baroque style suting the first half of the 18th century. It underwent a significant transformation in the 19th century when it was remodeled in the English Windsor-style Gothic into the official seat of the Schwarzenberg dynasty. The complex includes a glassed-in winter garden, a riding hall, an English park (area: 190 hectares), and a chapel. Sumptuously furnished period interiors feature unique woodcarvings a valuable collections. The riding hall houses an exhibition by the South Bohemian Gallery (South-Bohemian Gothic art, Dutch art of the 16th-18th centuries, 20th-century Czech art), seasonal exhibitions. The Czech nobleman a political figure Záviš of Falkenštejn was executed in front of the original castle in 1290.