Kozel Castle

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Kozel Castle (German forest castle ) is located on the outskirts of the municipality of Šťáhlavy, southeast of Pilsen in the Czech Republic .

At the end of the 18th century it was built as a four-wing, one-story building around a rectangular courtyard. The design was provided by the architect Johann Ignaz Palliardi , and the building was managed by the builder Václav Haberditz. A chapel, a riding arena and a horse stable opposite which the lackey house is located were built later. The interior decoration was carried out by the famous Prague painter and decorator Antonín Tuvora, who adorned the walls of most of the rooms with the Al secco technique. The original furniture dates from the Rococo and Classicism periods .

A large part of the extensive library of Anton Heinrich Friedrich von Stadion , Minister of State von Kurmainz, is said to be here today from his possession of Schloss Warthausen. 1400 volumes (550 works).

The main building of the palace was designed by the Prague architect Václav Haberditz for the royal court hunter Johann Adalbert Czernin von und zu Chudenitz . Palliardi soon added the palace chapel, the ring, the horse stable and the servants' chamber. The castle is surrounded by a large landscaped park with a number of exotic trees imported from around the world. After the death of Jan Václav Černín, the Counts von Waldstein inherited the Šťáhlavy estate. It remained in their possession until 1945.

Nowadays the castle is owned by the state and managed by the National Institute for the Preservation of Monuments.


Web links

Commons : Schloss Kozel  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 49 ° 40 ′ 13.4 "  N , 13 ° 31 ′ 50.3"  E