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Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape

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The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape (also Lednice-Valtice Area or Lednice-Valtice Complex, Czech: Lednicko-valtický areál) is a cultural-natural complex of 283,09 km² in the Czech Republic, South Moravian Region, close to Břeclav and Mikulov, next to another site registered by UNESCO - Pálava Landscape Protected Area.

History and description

During the 18th and 19th centuries the area was transformed by local manor lordship - the House of Liechtenstein - into some large landscape park with two centres:

These two localities are connected by so called Bezruč Avenue (from 1715). There are also one more village - Hlohovec. Between Lednice, Valtice and Hlohovec the Lednice Ponds (Lednické rybníky) are situated (Mlýnský, Prostřední, Hlohovecký and Nesyt Ponds). A substantial part of the complex is covered with the Pine wood (Boří les) and partially with a riparian forest adjacent to the River Dyje.

Except for above mentioned, there are a lot of bigger or smaller pavilions scattered throughout the whole complex (they often served as hunting lodges):

  • Rajsna (German: Reistna, The Colonnade)
    - a Classicist colonnade on the top of a hill ridge above Valtice (like a gloriette) from 1810s-1820s
  • Belvedere
  • Rendezvous (or Temple of Diana)
    - a hunting lodge in a form of a Classicist arch from 1810s
  • St Hubert Chapel (Kaple svatého Huberta)
    - a Neo-Gothic column structure from 1850s dedicated to the patron saint of hunters, situated in the Pine wood
  • Border House (Hraniční zámeček)
    - a Classicist chateau built in 1820s directly on the former (until 1920) bordline between Lower Austria and Moravia
  • Temple of the Three Graces (Tři Grácie)
    - a semicircle gallery with allegorical statues of Sciences and Muses and a statue of the Three Graces from 1820s
  • Pond House (Rybniční zámeček)
    - ashore of one of the Lednice Ponds
  • Nový dvůr (German: Neuhof, New Farm) - a Classicist farm finished in 1809, originally used for sheep husbandry, nowadays for horse breeding
  • Apollo Temple (Apollónův chrám)
    - a Classicist hunting lodge from 1810s, ashore of one of the Lednice Ponds
  • Hunting Lodge (Lovecký zámeček)
    - a Classicist house from 1806
  • John's Castle (Janohrad)
    - a Neo-Gothic "artificial ruins" (Czech: umělá zřícenina, German: künstliche Ruine) in style of a castle, finished in 1810
  • Minaret
    - a Moorish Revival structure (62 m high) in the Lednice Castle garden (finished in 1804), it serves as an observation tower
  • Obelisk
    - erected in memory of the peace treaty of Campo Formio (1798)
  • Pohansko
    - an Empire-style hunting lodge finished after 1812, it houses an exhibition of Břeclav Town Museum:
    close to the lodge there are both an important archaeological site of Great Moravian remains and reconstructed parts of the Czechoslovak border fortifications
  • Lány
    - an Empire-style hunting lodge from the beginning of the 19th century

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Notes

References

  • Kordiovský, Emil - Klanicová Evženie (eds.), Město Břeclav, Muzejní a vlastivědná společnost, Brno (2001).
  • Památkový ústav v Brně: text on the reverse of a tourist map, Shocart, Zlín (1998).

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