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Valtice Castle - Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape

Südmähren, Czechia

Valtice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvalcɪtsɛ]; German: Feldsberg) is a town in Břeclav District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 3,600 inhabitants. It is known as part of Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historic town centre is well preserved and is protected by law as an urban monument zone. Between the 17th and 20th centuries, the ruling dukes of Liechtenstein transformed their domains in southern Moravia into a striking landscape. It married Baroque architecture (mainly the work of Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach) and the classical and neo-Gothic style of the castles of Lednice and Valtice with countryside fashioned according to English romantic principles of landscape architecture. At 200 km2 , it is one of the largest artificial landscapes in Europe. Valtice Castle is a magnificent Renaissance chateau in southern Moravia. It is best known for its stunning location in the centre of the Lednice-Valtice wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The castle was built in the 17th and 18th centuries in the Baroque style and is now a popular destination. It houses a rich collection of art and precious objects from the Liechtenstein family, which once resided here.

There are a number of sights to see in the castle, including the magnificent garden, an impressive gallery and a very old library. A large part of the castle is a museum that explains the history of the Liechtenstein family and their relationship to the castle.

There are also many other attractions for visitors to explore, including a beautiful wine cellar that displays some of the area's finest wines. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the castle, where they can learn more about its history and architecture.

Valtice Castle is also a popular destination for cultural events such as concerts, exhibitions and theatre performances. It is a wonderful place to experience the rich history of Moravia and the architectural beauties of the country.