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Hradec nad Moravicí Castle
Local name: Státní zámek Hradec nad Moravicí
Hradec nad Moravici castle consists of two parts - White and Red Castles. The first is a Gothic building built in the second half of the 13th century by the Czech King Przemysł II Ottokar. There are living rooms here. The neo-Gothic Red Castle, built in the nineteenth century, today serves as a concert hall and restaurant. Although the castle has been transformed into a hotel, you can see an exhibition presenting the history of the building and visit the gallery where works from palace collections were exhibited.
The castle in Hradec nad Moravicí was a meeting place for many famous personalities. One of its owners, Lichnowski were art lovers and patrons. Karl Lichnowski was a student of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart himself, even the artist's harpsichord brought from Vienna was exhibited in the castle. Beethoven himself stayed and composed here for some time, Niccolò Paganini and Ferenc Liszt, as well as Chancellor Metternich and Russian Tsar Alexander I. also visited here.