Duration: 7 hours
Topic: history, architecture
History of Hluboka Castle started in 13th century. It was originally founded as a guarding castle by the Czech Kings. Since that time 26 noble families owned it. The first owner from Schwarzenberg family, Jan Adolf Schwarzenberg, bought the castle in 1661. The Schwarzenbergs lived in Hluboka Chateau until the end of 1939, when the last owner Dr. Adolf emigrated because of the Nazis to overseas. The Schwarzenbergs lost the property of Hluboka in 1947 by special law, Lex Schwarzenberg.
Architecture of Hluboka Castle was originally gothic. In late 16th century, it was rebuilt into a renaissance chateau. In early 18th century, Schwarzenbergs rebuilt the chateau into baroque style. In the years 1840-1871, Hluboka was rebuilt into the chateau in neo-gothic romantic style, sometimes also called “Tudor-style”, including the arrangement of the park and the surrounding countryside.
Hluboka Chateau owes its current appearance to Prince Johann Adolf II Schwarzenberg and his spouse Princess Eleonore, née Princess of Liechtenstein. Johann Adolf II, as a representative of an important and wealthy family, attended the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838. He was inspired by the design of Windsor Castle. The reconstruction was provided by viennese architect Franz Beer, and after his death by Damasius Dworetzky.
You will visit this awesome place. It is popular especially for women. A romantic look of the chateau and its gardens gives you an experience of beauty and art. You can enter into the private rooms of the last owners, the Prince Adolf and his wife Hilda.