Slavkov Castle, Slavkov u Brna

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Slavkov Castle is a Baroque palace in Slavkov u Brna, in the Czech Republic. The small town and the castle are chiefly known for the Battle of Austerlitz.HistoryA first castle at the site was erected by the Teutonic Knights in the early 12th century, then the seat of a commandry within their Bohemian bailiwick. In the early 16th century it passed to the Moravian noble house of Kaunitz (Kounicové) who had it rebuilt in a Renaissance style.The present-day palace with 115 rooms was erected from 1696 onwards according to plans designed by the Italian architect Domenico Martinelli. The conversion was finished under Prince Wenzel Anton of Kaunitz-Rietberg more than fifty years later. The impressive garden in a French style modelled on the Gardens of Versailles was laid out in 1774. In the oval ceremonial hall (the "Historic Salon"), an armistice was signed between Austria and France after the Battle of Austerlitz on 6 December 1805. There is a small historic museum and a multimedia presentation about the battle.
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  • August 14, 2017
    One of the biggest battle of Napolen was here. there are 2 reconstruction of the battles, one in August (Battle of Borodino), and in December the main one Battle of Austerliz. There are lot of thing t...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    The cashier was not very nice. Tour for children is well designed, but miss guide was so bad that it all dropped.
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  • August 3, 2017
    It's a lock, given the competition, basically average. However, when the tour guide costume and figurants in period costume is definitely interesting. What's more, if you, as a visitor, you select and put on a tour of the costume, you have it for free.
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  • July 30, 2016
    Baroque chateau build by the Kounitz family in the 17th and 18th century. Famous for the battle of Austerlitz that has happened nearby. Napoleon spent couple of days at the chateau. The tour was very good - we have chosen the long one - it takes 90 minutes and shows both the representative rooms and the chambers.
  • May 26, 2017
    A peaceful place
  • April 12, 2017
    inspiring historic place
  • September 6, 2016
    Beautiful castle with many possibilities what to do there.
  • April 27, 2017
    Super!

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