Visit Lednice Chateau and see marvellous representative halls, private rooms of the princely family, children’s rooms and a haunted cave!
Lednice Chateau is the jewel in the crown of the Lednice-Valtice Complex and, at the same time, one of the most beautiful complexes in the English Neo-Gothic style in the whole of Europe.
In 1249, the House of Liechtenstein acquired a castle in Lednice, which marked the beginning of their settlement in the area. It would remain the Liechtensteins' principal residence until 1939. At the end of the 18th century, the Liechtenstein family began to create a unique manmade landscape complex: The Lednice – Valtice Area. During the 19th century, the Liechtenstein family continued transforming the area, which has since been called the "Garden of Europe", into a large landscape park with two centres - Lednice Chateau and Valtice Chateau.
Several tour routes lead through the chateau interior, from representative halls, to the princely apartments, rooms of the small princes and princesses and the Puppet Museum. The French garden with its palm-tree greenhouse, Masonic wall and chateau grounds, which freely blend with the open countryside, are also worth a look. The park also includes several islands, a Roman aqueduct, the Minaret viewing-tower, Moorish Water-Tower and jetty that serves as the departure-point for cruises.
The Lednice-Valtice Area is registered in the list of monuments protected as World Heritage by UNESCO next to another site – Pálava Landscape Protected Area, registered by UNESCO only a few years prior to the nearby Pálava Biosphere Reserve. Such close proximity of two landscape systems protected by UNESCO is world-unique.