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  Decin - in the very north of Czechia
by globetrott

Decin is just a few Km south of the german border and in fact plenty of day-tourists come there by boats from Dresden/ Germany for cheap shoppingtours on the river Elbe ( Labe ).
Decin / Tetschen has about 55000 inhabitans now and is in a hight of 135 meters above sea-level.
In the 19th century the " Treaty of Decin " / "Vertrag von Tetschen" added some provinces to Austria ( Innviertel, including places like Braunau, Ried im Innkreis...)

High above the town of Decin / Tetschen the castle was built on top of a massive rock in 1790 by count Thun-Hohenstein.

One of the best attractions of the castle is the rosary, built on a rather narrow, but long rock, decorated with plenty of sandstone-sculptures.
There is a small hall at the entrance to the rosary. It is totally empty, but all the walls and the ceiling are covered by great frescos, reminding me a lot of baroque frescos in Italy.
In the good old times of the castle it certainly was used as a ballroom.
Please click on my picture and take a closer look at this excellent baroque fresco.
Unfortunately I have no informations about the painter, as all of my books have almost no infos at all about Decin / Tetschen.

The rosary and ballroom may be visited from may till october daily (except monday) from 10.00 a.m. till 05.00 p.m.

You may get to Decin by cruiseship on the river Elbe / Labe or by train.
You may also take road # 62 / E 442 from Usti nad Labem


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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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