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Chateau Březnice

Chateau famous for its oldest library hall.

The chateau offers several sightseeing tours to its visitors. It is surrounded by a Renaissance garden, which you can also visit.

The Renaissance chateau was built in the 16th century by the reconstruction of the original Gothic fortress, whose masonry has been preserved almost completely in the chateau. In 1558, the so-called Lokšany Library, the oldest chateau library hall in Bohemia, was established in the castle tower.

It is decorated with a Renaissance painted beamed ceiling and Renaissance murals. In the first half of the 17th century, the leading Italian architect Carlo Lurago built an early Baroque chateau chapel of the Virgin Mary in the Březnice castle compound. Chateau Březnice is still protected by extensive fortifications from the beginning of the 16th century and surrounded by a Renaissance garden, which is followed by an English park.