Lešná Castle (Lešná)

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Lešná Castle

The Lešná Castle (German Löschna Castle ) is located in the Lešná municipality , Okres Vsetín in the Czech Republic .


A stone fortress in Lešná has been documented since the 14th century as the seat of the noble family of the same name. Martin Půhonč von Přednost had the fortress rebuilt after 1628 into a renaissance chateau with an irregular pentagon floor plan and an arcaded courtyard inside. It was surrounded by a moat. The castle, consisting of 13 stately rooms, was repaired under the Lažanský counts. The associated economic facilities included a brewery with a hop garden, a vineyard, a brandy distillery, a garden and an orangery. Josef Graf Beess-Chrostin had the farm buildings relocated between 1820 and 1840 and Italian gardeners laid out a representative English park of 7.22 hectares around the castle. This also included a zoo with mouflon and fallow deer. After August Graf Kinsky acquired the palace in 1887, he had it redesigned according to plans by Viennese architects in the classicism style and laid out the winter garden. At the turn of the century, Philipp Kinsky had a large number of perennials planted in the park, making the Lešná Castle Park one of the richest parks in the country. In 1945 the Counts Kinsky were expropriated.


Since 1975 the castle and the park have belonged to the Vsetín District Museum, today's Wallachian Regional Museum. The palace park has a rich and valuable inventory. In it is u. a. one of the largest hornbeams in Central Europe. The specimen, which consists of seven intergrown trunks, has a trunk circumference of 8.25 m.

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Coordinates: 49 ° 31 '10.8 "  N , 17 ° 55' 45.9"  E