If you want to see a sample of the late Baroque with Classicist elements, then visit the Vizovice chateau. The castle building has a U-shape and although it is not large, it hides many attractions. The castle also offers other events - night tours, exhibitions, concerts, theater performances and events for children. Visitors will certainly appreciate, for example, the castle chocolate factory or the exhibition of historic vehicles.
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Interesting facts Vizovice (chateau)
The exposition about burning plum brandy is also interesting
You can choose one of the offered routes for the tour. The interiors are equipped with furniture from different periods - Baroque, Empire, Rococo, Biedermeier. In addition to the furniture, see the relatively large picture gallery, collection of oriental objects and porcelain. History breathes on you from the preserved personal belongings of the last owners and items used for everyday use. The furnishing of the individual rooms looks very believable, showing different styles of living from the 18th to the 20th century. You can relax in the chateau garden, built in French and English style. A great attraction is also the exhibition History of Slivovice Burning in Vizovice.
The castle was a frequent target of attackers
The castle was built near the often destroyed monastery from the 13th century. The place was a very frequent target of various invaders, after the Hungarian invaders the monastery was burned down by the Hussites, in the 15th century it disappeared and was restored, in the 16th century it was damaged again and disappeared, in the 17th century the following century destroyed by Hungarian invaders. The original castle building was completely demolished and a new representative castle with a French park was built here, later converted into an English park with romantic elements. In 1945, the castle became the property of the state.
Vizovice plum brandy and pastries
At the chateau you can also meet an exhibition of Vizovice pastries. These are small decorations made of hard dough. This pastry is not intended for eating, but for decoration. Care began at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and was used and used for decoration, often on Christmas trees. It is made of water and plain flour and is worked with scissors and tweezers. In the past, certain shapes had their meaning. The frog protected the clear water, the hedgehog from the house stabbed the disease, the dove was a symbol of love and peace.
Author: Helena Syslová