"Lednice na Morave and surroundings" Lednice by budapest8

Lednice Travel Guide: 30 reviews and 106 photos

Moravian splendour


Just arrived back today from Czech Republic and
visited Lednice yesterday...lots of pictures and info to come.


Lednice (historical German name: Eisgrub) is a village
in the Czech Republic which was in 1996 inscribed on the
UNESCO World Heritage List (together with the twin manor
of Valtice) as "an exceptional example of the designed
landscape that evolved in the Enlightenment and afterwards
under the care of a single family." It contains a palace and the
largest park in the country, which covers 200 km².


Since Legnice first passed into the hands of the House of Liechtenstein
in the mid-13th century, its fortunes had been tied inseparably
to those of that noble family, one of the richest in Bohemia.
The palace of Lednice began its life as a Renaissance villa;
in the 17th century it became a summer residence of the
ruling Princes of Liechtenstein. The estate house —
designed and furbished by baroque architects
Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach,
Domenico Martinelli,
and Anton Johan Ospel
— proclaimed rural luxury on the grandest scale.
In 1846-58 it was extensively rebuilt in a
Neo-Gothic style under the supervision of Georg Wingelmüller.

Great place to spend a day!
Plenty to do for all ages.


The surrounding park is laid out in an English garden
style and contains a range of Romantic follies by Joseph Hardtmuth,
including the artificial ruins of a medieval castle on the bank of the Dyje River
(1801) and a solitary sixty-metre minaret, reputedly the tallest outside the
Muslim world at the time of its construction (1797-1804).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice place to own if you were a noble Lord or Baron
  • Cons:Wouldn't fancy paying the gas and electric bills!
  • In a nutshell:Moravian Castle Lednice show us the splendour of archictecture
  • Last visit to Lednice: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Aug 28, 2006
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2006 at 12:35 AM

    Those really are quite impressive gardens! The bird show looks like it must have been interesting to observe as well.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2006 at 12:56 PM

    Nice to see Lednice through your eyes, it reminds me of returning there and see the other tour that they offered, and I did not go there because the time was too short. Lednice needs a whole day or even more to explore it completely !

  • Skeptic-jr's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2006 at 4:09 PM

    Nice place. Hope it will remain open for the public even if the Liechtenstein House will be succesful and get Lednice-Valtice back for themselves.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2006 at 3:12 AM

    I agree, Tim. It is much better to see animals, birds, and fish in their own natural habitat.

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