Lednice Castle

Lednice Castle History

Lednice castle

When the princes of Liechtenstein wanted a place to breed horses, they came here to this village in southern Moravia, currently in the Czech Republic, and built a castle.

In fact, they built two castles, one in Lednice and the other 5 kilometers down the road in the village of Wallace.

Vineyards flourish in this fertile land, supplying succulent grapes to the centuries-old wineries. The region also boasts rich folk art, displayed annually at the Festival of Folk art in Straznice.

Lednice Castle looks like something from a book of fairy tales. And it’s all the more dramatic because of the way it sneaks up on you.

You can’t see it from the road, and it’s not until you walk down the tree-lined lane that you spot it, and the atmosphere of the past hits you with a jolt.

Lednice Castle courtyard

The princes, of course, are gone and so is the bustle of royal life, but the gardens and buildings are lovely.

The Lednice Castle has been renovated many times. The last major changes were made in the middle of the 19th century when it was recast in the English Gothic style, but it is once again undergoing extensive renovations, courtesy of the Czech taxpayers.

Lednice Castle Location

Lendice castle is located in South Moravia of the Czech Republic. It is part of Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape, together with Valtice Castle.

Lednice Visitor Information

After you visit the Lednice Castle and the associated agricultural museum, take a stroll in the well-groomed English gardens or explore the tropical plants in the original greenhouse with its unique iron-frame construction.

One of the more unusual features of the estate is a 180-foot-high minaret near the pond at the end of the grounds. It is a very popular spot to visit and provides an excellent view of the gardens.

The Lednice Castle is closed on Mondays and public holidays. The season starts on April 1 and finishes on Oct. 31.

Lednice Castle Map

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