Hi, Everyone! Today I want to take you on a little castle tour with me! We’ve been visiting my parents for the past couple of days and the other day we visited Dobris Castle, not too far from Prague. There are hundreds of beautiful historical castles in the Czech Republic and I love traveling to see different ones, walking through their gardens, touring their interiors filled with beautifully decorated bedrooms and elegant ballrooms, and learning about what kind of lives their inhabitants lived back in the day. This particular castle was the home of the Austro-Hungarian nobility at the time and was originally built in the 16th century but was then rebuilt in the 18th century which is why it has the Rococo style look, and is surrounded by beautiful French gardens. We had a great day there, walking through the castle gardens, touring the beautiful interiors (unfortunately we weren’t allowed to take any picture inside!) and eating some delicious food! Here are some pictures of our day…
A beautiful view of the castle from the French Gardens that surround it. The gardens are filled with beautiful trees, flowers, statues and fountains, and used to have green houses growing citrus fruits in the 17th and 18th centuries.
I can just imagine the ladies strolling through the gardens in their ornately decorated gowns carrying their parasols or having fancy garden parties out there. When we toured the inside of the castle, they told us about what daily life was like for the ladies in the 17th century, and my favorite part was that they used to have to sleep with their heads propped up so that their hair-do’s wouldn’t be ruined, and they actually had fruit baskets put under all the layers of hair for it to keep its shape! I can’t even imagine doing that!
My husband and I sitting on the steps in the castle courtyard.
At the castle restaurant inside the courtyard. They had all kinds of traditional Czech dishes, including different kinds of fish, schnitzels, pork of course, and lots of desserts!
My husband at the restaurant. It felt good to sit down and enjoy a relaxing meal after walking through the gardens in the summer heat and an hour long tour of the castle interiors.
My lunch! Chicken schnitzel (breaded chicken) with croquettes – all fried and very greasy (and probably not the best or healthiest choice on a hot summer day!) but so delicious!
Every good day has to end on a sweet note, as far as I’m concerned! Delicious chocolate cake for dessert to end the fun day!
Thanks for joining me on this little castle tour, I hope you enjoyed it, and hope you are enjoying your summer! Have a great week, Everyone! Thanks for stopping by today!
I stumbled across your post via Bloglovin and love this! My parents are Czech and I adore that country. It was such a big part of my upbringing! Hope you are enjoying Prague and all the surroundings!
Hi Barbara! Thanks so much! I hope you get to visit again, there are so many fun things to do in Prague and around it, I always love coming back! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week 🙂
I love that dress! That colour suits you 🙂
Finally got around to catching up on your blog- so many goodies! And I see you’re on bloglovin’ now too 😉