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DEBLIN CHATEAU

DEBLIN CHATEAU

- A seat of provincial nobles displacing a royal palace of the Přemyslids –
Having for five hundred years been the strongest fortress guarding the southern border of the Czech lands, Znojmo Castle lost much of its potential in the 16th century when Moravia and Austria were in fact united under the rule of the Habsburgs. After the victory of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I over the Turks in 1697 there was no reason to maintain the Znojmo stronghold any more. Leopold’s son Joseph I resolved to sell the rear part of the castle (the Inner Castle) to the Counts von Deblin. In 1710-1721 the new owners set about building a High-Baroque chateau, apparently designed by the well-known Austrian architect J. B. Fischer von Erlach. The desolate old castle was demolished and the new chateau occupied the area where the old northern and eastern wings had stood. In the place of the castle’s former southern and western wings, a spacious cour d'honneur was created, which was not oriented towards the city (as would have been usual), but quite extraordinarily, towards the beautiful deep river canyon. The oval entrance hall of the chateau (the Ancestors’ Hall) has an interesting fresco allegorically depicting the union of the Czech lands Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. It was painted by J. M. Fiseé (born in the Austrian Netherlands - now Belgium). The chateau lost much of its charm at the end of the 18th century and in the 19th century when it was converted into a military hospital. Today the chateau houses a permanent historical exhibition of the South Moravian Museum.

- A seat of provincial nobles displacing a royal palace of the Přemyslids –

Having for five hundred years been the strongest fortress guarding the southern border of the Czech lands, Znojmo Castle lost much of its potential in the 16th century when Moravia and Austria were in fact united under the rule of the Habsburgs. After the victory of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I over the Turks in 1697 there was no reason to maintain the Znojmo stronghold any more. Leopold’s son Joseph I resolved to sell the rear part of the castle (the Inner Castle) to the Counts von Deblin. In 1710-1721 the new owners set about building a High-Baroque chateau, apparently designed by the well-known Austrian architect J. B. Fischer von Erlach. The desolate old castle was demolished and the new chateau occupied the area where the old northern and eastern wings had stood. In the place of the castle’s former southern and western wings, a spacious cour d'honneur was created, which was not oriented towards the city (as would have been usual), but quite extraordinarily, towards the beautiful deep river canyon. The oval entrance hall of the chateau (the Ancestors’ Hall) has an interesting fresco allegorically depicting the union of the Czech lands Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. It was painted by J. M. Fiseé (born in the Austrian Netherlands - now Belgium). The chateau lost much of its charm at the end of the 18th century and in the 19th century when it was converted into a military hospital. Today the chateau houses a permanent historical exhibition of the South Moravian Museum. 


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