Count of Swarzenberk's castle by the Vltava river.
Order Tour Code: C S4
The castle Orlik is built by the Vlatava river. The last owners - the Schwarzenberks - got the castle back in the restitutions after the end of the Communism. Perched upon a rock above the left-hand Vltava bank , Orlik castle derived its name from the resemblance to an eagle´s nest.
This former royal Gothic castle is located above the valley of Vltava, surrounded by Orlicka dam. The Schwarzenbergs had it rebuilt to a Romanesque-Gothic chateau. The sightseeing path introduces visitors to the history of the chateau, the life of its inhabitants, it shows collections of paintings, furniture, weapons, hunting tropheys and a set of awards and medals which the chateau´s proprietors received for various merits.
The castle Orlik is one of the most beautiful Czech castles built by the Vltava river
and these castles can be compared to the French chateaus of the Loir river in France.
They are silent witness to times of glory , but also to times full of grief and despair.
The last owners - the Schwarzenberks - got the castle back in the restitutions after the end of the Communist Regime.
Perched high upon a rock above the left-hand Vltava bank , Orlik castle derived its name from the resemblance to an eagle´s nest ( Orlik is the Czech word for eaglet ).
The castle originally from the 13th century was reconstructed in neo-Gothic style in the last century.
The general appearance of Orlik castle changed fundamentally by the construction of a river dam in the years 1957-1962 and the subsequent flloding of the entire valley.
The tour inside the castle includes the romantic interiors, unique displays of weaponry, orders decorations and artefacts - all these were accumulated in the course of time by various owners particularly by the Schwarzenberks.