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Kynzvart Castle

Local name: Zámek Kynžvart

Kynzvart Castle was associated with the Metternich family. It was built at the end of the 18th century in the classical style. It is surrounded by a vast English park. In addition to period furniture, private family souvenirs, a portrait gallery and a collection of weapons, the interiors also contain a cabinet of curiosities. These are private collections of Klemens von Metternich, in which you can see, among others, Egyptian mummies.

The palace was the summer residence of Klemens von Metternich. The money for its construction was borrowed by the chancellor from the Rothschild family. He built a beautiful, three-winged residence with harmonious proportions. Although Metternich was one of the most important politicians of his era, palace exhibitions have nothing to do with politics. You can see original furnishings from the beginning of the 19th century, numerous portraits and landscapes, as well as a collection of weapons from different periods belonging to the Chancellor. The best known, however, is the collection of curiosities. Metternich collected monuments, and fledgling research in Egypt allowed for the acquisition of many valuable souvenirs. You can see several mummies of people and animals, ancient jewelry and statues of deities. From the souvenirs of more contemporary Metternich there is a Napoleon cigarette, a prayer book of Queen Marie Antoinette or a desk belonging to Alexander Dumas.


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    Kynzvart Castle map
    354 91 Lázně Kynžvart , Czechia