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Buchlovice Chateau

Buchlovice Chateau

This Baroque chateau complex consists of two buildings facing each other, built in the first decades of the 18th century by the Lords of Petřvald. They enclose a court of honour with a central fountain. The middle of the lower part is occupied by an oval court, below which a sala terrena is situated. The furnishing of the representation and residential rooms was completed during two centuries. The chateau received its current appearance under the last owners, the Berchtolds. At the same time a 19 hectare large garden was created, which belongs to the most significant of its kind in our country. It was here, in the residence of Leopold Berchtold, important monarchist politician, that an event took place which has gone down into the unfortunate history of Europe. In 1908, he facilitated a secret meeting of the Austro-Hungarian minister of foreign affairs and his Russian counterpart in Buchlovice. The subject of the negotiations was the Balkans, which both powers were interested in. The result came out after a few days and meant the Austrian annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which led to a chain of fateful events, culminating in the outbreak of World War I in 1914.

GPS position

N 49° 5.073', E 17° 20.178'



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Bořek Žižlavský
Tel.:723 335 894