One of the most famous and most visited castles in the Czech Republic is the Hluboká Castle. Located close to České Budějovice, the castle sits on a pond basin and above the Vltava River. Originally a royal castle, Hluboká was established in the 13th century by King Premysl Otakar II. In 1661 the Schwarzenberg family gained possession of the structure and reconstructed the castle to its present day Neo Gothic appearance based on the English castle of Windsor. Hluboká Castle has had four major reconstructions. The reconstruction was finished in 1871; the family created 140 richly decorated rooms, eleven towers and bastions and succeeded in turning it into a Neo Gothic gem. The castle is surrounded by a gorgeous English style castle park. If you are a true lover of castles, simply do not miss Hluboká, a true fairy tale gem.
Address: Bezručova 142, 373 41 Hluboká nad Vltavou. For further information: www.zamek-hluboka.eu
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