Feb 12, 2011

Czech Republic. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape

Breclav District, South Moravian Region
N48 46 32.988 E16 46 30
Date of Inscription: 1996
Criteria: (i)(ii)(iv)
Property : 14,320 ha
Ref: 763

Between the 17th and 20th centuries, the ruling dukes of Liechtenstein transformed their domains in southern Moravia into a striking landscape. It married Baroque architecture (mainly the work of Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach) and the classical and neo-Gothic style of the castles of Lednice and Valtice with countryside fashioned according to English romantic principles of landscape architecture. At 200 km2, it is one of the largest artificial landscapes in Europe.

With many thanks to Emerich from Czech Republic!

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