Would you like to see a really big pearl in Moravia? The pearl of southeastern Moravia is called the state castle Milotice, which can be found in the village of the same name. Originally, there was a water fortress here in the 14th century, and from this time a moat remained around the castle. Reconstruction into a one-storey Renaissance chateau took place in the years 1586 - 1596, when it was owned by Bernard Ludvík Tovar from Enczesfeld.
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Interesting facts Milotice Castle
Other changes to the castle building took place in the 17th century, when it was increased by one floor, four corner towers were added. The current Baroque appearance of the chateau dates from the period of the Sereny family, who underwent reconstruction in two stages until the middle of the 18th century. The Serényi and Seilerns were among the most important owners here. The Seilerns remained here until the confiscation of property in 1945. From 1948, the castle premises were opened to the public and during the 20th century, repairs, interior modifications and installation of interesting castle tours took place.
The tour of the castle focuses on the era of the 17th to 19th centuries and you will get a glimpse into the customs and life of the Seilern-Aspang family. Night tours as well as costume tours can be taken at the chateau. You can also rent individual costumes and dress in period clothes. Then you can walk through the interior like real castle gentlemen, ladies and noble children.
The castle also includes a picturesque French garden, a pheasant house with a gazebo and artificial ruins and an orangery. The garden was built in 1611, when it was used to grow medicinal herbs, vegetables and useful plants. In 1637, the garden was divided into a decorative, fruit and kitchen part. Later, the garden was transformed in the French style, and at the beginning of the 19th century, a never-realized proposal was created for the creation of an English park in the spirit of romance.
Especially during the main tourist season, you will come across a number of nice cultural events at the Milotice chateau.
Author: Petra Nachtmanová