Hluboká nad Vltavou Castle
Structure and inventory
Walls and ceilings are clad with fine woods and rich carvings. The most valuable pieces of furniture are housed in the breakfast salon. Princess Eleonore's bedroom and dressing room, the so-called Hamilton cabinet and the reading room are adorned with paintings by European masters from the 16th to 18th centuries, as well as chandeliers , vitrages and faience from Delft . The portraits on the walls depict the most important representatives of the von Schwarzenberg family. The largest room is the library with a coffered ceiling , which was brought to Hluboká from the family castle in Schwarzenberg. The Hluboká armory is of an excellent standard. In the neo-Gothic chapel there is an altar with a large late-Gothic ark. In the former chateau riding hall now houses the South Bohemian Aleš -Galerie (Alšova Jihočeská galérie) with an exhibition of paintings by Dutch and Flemish painters of the 17th and 18th century statues.
At first there was an early Gothic castle from the second half of the 13th century. King Vladislav Jagiello pledged the estate together with the Kamýk estate to Wilhelm von Pernstein in 1490 . At the end of the 15th century, he had the castle expanded and in 1514 left it to his youngest son Vojtěch . After his death in 1534 his brother Johann inherited the property, he left it to his cousin Andreas Ungnad von Sonegg . The disgrace of Sonegg ruin the rulership. King Ferdinand I reacquired the over-indebted rule in 1561 and sold it to Joachim von Neuhaus the following year . His son Adam sold the Kamýk estate to Jan Vojkovský von Milhostice in 1562 and had the Hluboká Castle converted into a Renaissance chateau by the architect Baldassare Maggi in the 1580s . In 1598 Joachim Ulrich von Neuhaus sold the Hluboká castle and manor because of excessive indebtedness to his creditor Bohuslav Malovec von Malovice . After financial speculation and participation in the uprising of the estates, the goods of the Malovec von Malovice were confiscated and the rule was transferred to Baltasar von Marradas in 1623, who had them recatholized. His heirs sold the rule to Johann Adolf I von Schwarzenberg in 1661 . At the request of Prince Adam Franz, the palace was rebuilt in the Baroque style at the beginning of the 18th century according to plans by Paul Ignaz Bayer and his successor Anton Erhard Martinelli .
In the second third of the 19th century, Johann Adolf II, Prince of Schwarzenberg , decided to redesign Hluboká in the Romantic style. The project was worked out by the Viennese architect Franz Beer, who directed the construction work that began in 1840 for twenty years. The old buildings were demolished and a picturesque castle in Tudor Gothic style was built in their place. Ferdinand Deworetzky finished the demanding exterior and interior design in 1871.
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