Náměšť na Hané (chateau)
Thirteen kilometers from Litovel you can visit the castle Náměšť na Hané, which consists of the lower and upper castle. The first mention of the village is known from 1141. The then lords of Švábenice had a castle built here, the remains of which can be found near the current upper castle. Already during the Hussite wars, the castle was demolished and abandoned.
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Interesting facts Náměšť na Hané (chateau)
As for the lower chateau, it is a two-storey three-wing building, where, for example, the lords of Zvole and the Bruntál family from Vrbno became the owners. The castle and the farm were destroyed by the Swedes during the Thirty Years' War and were restored in 1665. Subsequently, it was rebuilt in the Baroque style in the 18th century. At this time, the interiors were modified and a new staircase with a Baroque portal was created, and the orchards also included orchards. Afterwards, the owners changed a lot and finally Count Harrach decided to build a completely new castle to replace the existing small and simple. Once the upper chateau was completed, this building became a malthouse and textile manufactory. Thanks to that, it was rebuilt and almost nothing of the original form has been preserved.
The upper chateau is located on the outskirts of the town, in its southeastern part. It was built by Count Ferdinand Bonavetura Harrach in the years 1760 - 1763. It was inspired by the then French villas and the chateau is therefore a unique example of the French style of Louis XVI. A circular park and later a greenhouse were built around the chateau. Harrach's daughter later married Kinský and the Kinští family owned the estate until 1916. In that year it was bought from them by Ferdinand Ottahal and his family remained until 1945.
Guided tours are prepared for you at the chateau. You will look at the ground floor and upper floor, the red, smoking and gold lounges, the library, the chapel and the beautiful set of historical carriages of the archbishops of Olomouc. The pram exhibition is complemented by children's historical prams.
Author: Petra Nachtmanová