Lednice is a village in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. Together with the neighbouring manor of Valtice, to which it is connected by a 7 km-long lime-tree avenue, Lednice forms the UNESCO World Heritage Site Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape. It contains a palace and the largest park in the country, which covers 200 km2.
The palace of Lednice began its life as a Renaissance villa; in the 17th century it became a summer residence of the ruling Princes of Liechtenstein. The estate house (designed and furbished by baroque architects Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Domenico Martinelli, and Anton Johan Ospel) proclaimed rural luxury on the grandest scale. In 1846-58 it was extensively rebuilt in a Neo-Gothic style under the supervision of Georg Wingelmüller. The surrounding park is laid out in an English garden style and contains a range of Romantic follies by Joseph Hardtmuth, including the artificial ruins of a medieval castle on the bank of the Dyje River (1801) and a solitary sixty-metre minaret, reputedly the tallest outside the Muslim world at the time of its construction (1797-1804).
My Hotel Lednice
My hotel is situated in Lednice na Moravì, in the heart of the Lednice-Valtice grounds. The blind arm of the River Dyje flows directly beneath the hotel rooms while the deep and scented alluvial forest rustles. This forest and the nearby extensive chateau park attracts visitors for walks and relaxation.
How to get from Brno to Lednice?
There will be a conference bus going from Brno directly to the hotel and back.
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