Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape - CZECH REPUBLIC - UNESCO #763

Another awesome card from a place I didn't knew before receiving this postcard - this massive park on South Moravia (near the border with Austria) was owned and designed by the Duke of Liechtenstein and along that romantic landscape there are lots of constructions like temples, ruins and even a muslim minaret. This postcard took 5 days to arrive!
UNESCO #763 - Lednice-Valtice Landscape - CZECH REPUBLIC
Between the 17th and 20th centuries, the ruling dukes of Liechtenstein transformed their domains in southern Moravia into a striking landscape. It married Baroque architecture (mainly the work of Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach) and the classical and neo-Gothic style of the castles of Lednice and Valtice with countryside fashioned according to English romantic principles of landscape architecture. At 200 km2 , it is one of the largest artificial landscapes in Europe.

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