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DAUN PALACE

DAUN PALACE
- A RESIDENCE WORTHY OF HIGHBORN CONQUERORS OF THE CITY -
Masaryk Square (or Lower Square) has always been the most representative public place in Znojmo. Anybody who wanted to mean something in medieval Znojmo naturally desired to build a house right there. On the corner of Masaryk Square and Velká Mikulášská street, there once stood an imposing tower-like Gothic house which in the first half of the 18th century belonged to Peter von Schullern, the city judge. During the War of the Austrian Succession, in the spring of 1742, when Maria Theresa, the young Queen of Bohemia and Hungary, was going through the toughest period of her reign, King of Prussia Frederick the Great himself came with his troops near Znojmo. The city surrendered without a fight, and it was Schullern’s house on Lower Square that the great king chose as his temporary residence. However, after a couple of weeks the Prussians withdrew. Later Schullern sold his palace to the Counts von Daun, who also owned Bítov Castle and the surrounding domain. The Dauns had Schullern’s house extended and reconstructed into a majestic Baroque palace (now house No 23). In 1809, during the Napoleonic Wars, when Znojmo was taken and occupied this time by the French army, Daun Palace became a temporary home to the famous general Masséna, the commander of the occupying troops.

- A RESIDENCE WORTHY OF HIGHBORN CONQUERORS OF THE CITY -

Masaryk Square (or Lower Square) has always been the most representative public place in Znojmo. Anybody who wanted to mean something in medieval Znojmo naturally desired to build a house right there. On the corner of Masaryk Square and Velká Mikulášská street, there once stood an imposing tower-like Gothic house which in the first half of the 18th century belonged to Peter von Schullern, the city judge. During the War of the Austrian Succession, in the spring of 1742, when Maria Theresa, the young Queen of Bohemia and Hungary, was going through the toughest period of her reign, King of Prussia Frederick the Great himself came with his troops near Znojmo. The city surrendered without a fight, and it was Schullern’s house on Lower Square that the great king chose as his temporary residence. However, after a couple of weeks the Prussians withdrew. Later Schullern sold his palace to the Counts von Daun, who also owned Bítov Castle and the surrounding domain. The Dauns had Schullern’s house extended and reconstructed into a majestic Baroque palace (now house No 23). In 1809, during the Napoleonic Wars, when Znojmo was taken and occupied this time by the French army, Daun Palace became a temporary home to the famous general Masséna, the commander of the occupying troops. 


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