This Czech Castle is Opening to Tourists for the First Time

Prague Morning

For the first time in history, lovers of castles and historic buildings can visit the Renaissance chateau in Račice (Vyškov region).

In 2017, the South Moravian Region sold the building to the company e-Finance, which rebuilt the chateau into a wellness hotel within five years for about CZK 150 million.

The complex, which dates to the 13th century, is a great starting point for cycling and hiking in Drahanská Highlands close to the Moravian Karst.

You can take a cycling path through the heart of South Moravia, visit the unique natural area of Velká dohoda or a nature park with the educational trail through Rakovec valley.

The first written mention about the Račice castle is from 1312 when Jan Lucemburský had it besieged. In the 14th century, it was renewed and belonged to the lords of Lipá.

In 1376 it became a part of the Šternberk property and later was given to the lords of Kravaře. In the end, it became the property of Hanuš Haugvic of Biskupice, who changed it into a renaissance chateau.

The town of Račice is located north-east of the town of Roudnice nad Labem on the left shore of Labe River. It is located 158 m above sea level. Until the end of 80’, Račice was the part of the town of Štětí.

Račice was established in 1295 by King Vaclav II.

 

 

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