The stays of Sophia Chotek, the wife of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, both of them were assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914.
Order Tour Code: C NWW3
New chateau in Velke Brezno, which is situated on more charming - right - bank of the Labe river between the towns Usti nad Labem and Decin, was originated by the supreme burgrave of the Czech kingdom the Count Karel Chotek. It was being built in the years 1842 - 1845 in style of late Empire.
Originally Empire chateau , which was in the period 1885 - 1910 rebuilt in neo-Renaissance style, is situated on the hill-side of the Bohemian Central Highlands steeply stretching out of the Elbe valley.
It belongs to the youngest mansions of aristocracy in Bohemia. Contemporary installation of chateau interiors (with original equipment of the chateau ) reminds of the days when Chotek family used to live there. The wife of Franz Ferdinand d´Este, Zofie, who were murdered in Sarajevo in 1914 together with him, came from this family, too.
The most eye-catching part of the interiors for the visitors is the main hall on the first floor with an overtopped ceiling, a fireplace and stucco decorations and also a dining hall on the groundfloor of the building with neo-Renaissance richly decorated wooden panelling. The installation also includes a library and a portait gallery of the Chotek family.
Exterior of the castle is created by beautiful and valuable natural landscaped park with many sorts of interesting wood species.