On the left bank of the Elbe and at the northern end of the Elbe lowlands, we find Lovosice, whose unmistakable dominant feature is the Lovoš mountain. It is from its top that the town of Lovosice is literally situated in the palm of your hand.
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Interesting facts Chateau Lovosice
You can find the local chateau on a smaller square by one of the main streets, Osvoboditelů. It is definitely not possible to say that the Lovosice chateau somehow protruded especially from the surrounding buildings. The view of it is partially obscured by a memorable tree and other greenery, so it rather merges in urban planning.
Lovosice Castle was built in the second half of the 16th century by Jiří Schleinitz on the site of a former fortress. It was built in the spirit of the Renaissance as a two-storey building with two projections. In the second half of the 17th century, it underwent early Baroque alterations, and in 1809 it was severely damaged by fire.
The restoration of the castle was initiated by Prince Josef Schwarzenberg, in a slightly more modest spirit. During these alterations, the Renaissance gables and the lunette cornice were removed and the roof was lowered. Already in these times it was not used as an aristocratic residence, but partly as an archive, offices and service apartments were established here.
In 1964, the Lovosice chateau became a cultural monument, which was decided by the school and cultural commission of the Litoměřice District National Committee. The castle has been renovated several times, however, it is the oldest building in the town of Lovosice. At present, the castle is owned by the Regional Office in Ústí nad Labem.
Today, the castle has two floors, three wings and is not decorated in any way, only in the ground floor there are torsos of Renaissance stucco. At the left side of the castle is a small garden with two gazebos.
At present, the Lovosice Secondary Vocational School of Technology and Horticulture is in the chateau.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová