Buchlovice Castle

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Buchlovice Castle with a view of the park

The Buchlovice Castle ( German: Buchlowitz or Buchlau ) is located in the town of the same name in the Uherské Hradiště district .

When the remote Buchlov Castle no longer matched the taste of its owner Johann Dietrich von Peterswald, he had a three-winged Baroque chateau built in Buchlovice , the main wings of which are semicircular. It was completed in 1702 and was intended for representative purposes. It is one-story towards the courtyard and two-story towards the lower garden.

The interiors were decorated with stucco by Baldassare Fontana . The ballroom is decorated with a ceiling fresco depicting the client and his wife Anna Eleonora von Colonna-Fels. The rooms are furnished with fine furniture, precious stoves and valuable paintings.

For the castle administration and the servants, a three-winged building was also built above the castle from 1710 to 1738, in which the architecture of the lower castle is repeated.

The architecturally valuable complex, built according to Italian models, is attributed to the builder Domenico Martinelli .

The castle park was originally laid out in the French style and is richly decorated with sculptures of ancient gods and vases. The other area was redesigned by the Counts of Berchtold, who owned Buchlowitz from 1763, into an English park with a rare population of trees. It extends over an area of ​​18 hectares.

Buchlau Agreement

On September 16, 1908 agreed Austria-Hungary and Russia ahead of the Bosnian annexation crisis on the castle, which was then the ambassador of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Saint Petersburg Count Leopold Berchtold belonged to the Agreement Buchlau , after the Austro-Hungarian Empire Bosnia-Herzegovina should be. In return, Austria promised Russia support in the attempt to enforce extended rights of passage through the Dardanelles against the Ottoman Empire.

Buchlovice Castle
Buchlovice Castle, swimming pool in the park


Web links

Commons : Buchlovice Castle  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Christopher Clark: The Sleepwalkers. DVA, 2013, ISBN 978-3-641-11877-8 ( limited preview in Google Book Search).

Coordinates: 49 ° 5 ′ 0 ″  N , 17 ° 20 ′ 22 ″  E