Náměšť nad Oslavou Castle
We will just introduce you to the chateau where the famous families lived - the Žerotíns and the Wallensteins. Sometime around the middle of the 13th century, you would only find a Gothic castle here, which was probably built by the Tasov family. The Meziříč family from Lomnice owned the castle until the middle of the 16th century and took care of the late Gothic reconstruction.
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Interesting facts Náměšť nad Oslavou Castle
The Žerotín family acquired the manor thanks to the marriage of Libuše of Lomnice and Bedřich of Žerotín. During their reign, the castle changed to the Renaissance and resembled Italian castles. Jan Starší of Žerotín took care of the construction. At that time, the castle had its inner house decorated with glazed arcades, the relief decoration was not missing the Neptune Fountain and bay windows in the corner on the southeast side. The Unity of Brethren printer was located in the chateau several times. Karel Starší of Žerotín had to be exiled after Bílá Hora, and Albrecht of Valdštejn acquired the manor, who ceded it to the Werdenberk family, who took care of the interior decoration.
Once the castle was nationalized, it became part of the occasional residence of the president. Since 2001, the chateau has been a National Cultural Monument. Wondering what you will see in historic interiors? At the castle you can choose from two sightseeing tours. By the way, the tours have been open to the public since 1949, and as then, you will see a unique set of tapestries from the first half of the 16th to the middle of the 19th century. Their origins are truly magnificent - from well-known workshops in Enghien, Gramont and Brussels, Aubusson and Beauvais. At present, many authors of designs for these woven tapestries are also famous. Tapestries have historical, ancient, biblical and allegorical themes.
From other local attractions you will see an extensive book collection in the castle library, the inner arcaded courtyard, the castle chapel, guest and children's rooms and a billiard hall look nice. The historic furniture from several periods (Empire, Rococo, Baroque, Renaissance), valuable paintings and the tiled stove from Mohelno deserve astonishment. Take the walking path to the parks and gardens around the castle.
Author: Petra Nachtmanová