The best of Lednice Chateau
- Huge parks with lakes and architecture
- Valtice and Lednice Chateaux
- Historic chateau greenhouse at Lednice
- Vast underground wine cellars at Valtice
- Lednice spa
LEDNICE-VALTICE COMPLEX– “Garden of Europe”
The elegant chateaux, vast parks, spas and renowned vineyards of Lednice-Valtice will put you in mind of fairytales. Thanks to the loving care taken by its residents, the complex has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Lednice Chateau gained its charming neo-Gothic appearance in the middle of the 19th century. At that time, it was used for summer meetings of the European aristocracy. The other chateau in Valtice was the extraordinary residence of the Austrian and Moravian Lords of Lichtenstein, known not only for its beauty but for a long tradition of wine-making. Grapes were first brought here by the Roman legion of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who regarded the neighbouring region of Pálava as well-suited to the cultivation of wine. No visit is complete without a glass of superb Moravian wine from one of the many wine cellars.
The Lednice Chateau gained its charming neo-Gothic appearance in the middle of the 19th century, when it was used for summer meetings of the European aristocracy.
A vast park, surrounding both chateaux, is one of Europe’s most luxurious landscapes. You can admire an elegant French garden and beautiful English park here, with fishponds scattered with waterlilies, green forests, meadows full of flowers and rare tree species. Little romantic buildings of many styles, dotted here and there, give the landscape a very distinctive charm. A sixty-metre high Moorish minaret offers an unforgettable view over the whole complex. Take a boat trip to the ruins of John’s Castle, tour the park in a horse-drawn carriage, or take a bicycle and ride through the park at your own pace.