Czech Castle Tour: Hluboka

Posted on August 3, 2013
Hi Everyone! Happy first weekend in August! I hope you all have a fun and relaxing one! It’s been a great week here and today I want to take you on another little castle tour with me, to a place that literally looks like it’s from a fairytale! As I had mentioned earlier, we’ve been traveling and visiting my parents, and a couple of days ago we got to visit Hluboka castle, in the Czech Republic. It’s one of the most popular castles in the country, and rightly so because it’s just beautiful! It was originally built in the 13th century, but has been remodeled several times, finally getting its neo-gothic look that it has today in the 19th century. It’s surrounded by a park and beautiful gardens, and is filled with absolutely beautifully furnished rooms! We had a great time visiting the castle and walking around the surrounding gardens and town, ending the day with a delicious dinner at a local wild game restaurant.
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A view of the beautiful castle.
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It was a beautiful day to walk around the castle grounds.
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The castle gardens that were filled with beautiful roses and lots of other plants and flowers.
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Inside the castle courtyard where we waited for the castle tour to start. The architectural details on the castle were breath-taking. There was something to look at and admire in every little corner of the building. I love taking castle tours and seeing the beautifully decorated interiors. I love how it gives you a glimpse into the life of the people who once lived there. I always love seeing all the beautiful china, furniture, fabrics and paintings.
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The woods behind the castle were beautiful. I can just imagine horse-drawn carriages coming up to the castle through the windy little roads that lead to the castle.
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Sitting in the castle gardens.
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We had dinner at a nearby wild game restaurant called Hubert. The whole restaurant was filled with different animal trophies and their menu included lots of different wild game dishes!
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My delicious wild game goulash and dumpling dinner! Goulash is a slow cooked stew made with different herbs, spices and meats. This was was made with venison, wild bore and beef, and served with deliciously soft dumplings.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour, and that you all have a great weekend and enjoy the month of August! Thanks for stopping by today!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Kathryn Ferguson Griffin August 3, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Maria, what a beautiful castle and beautiful grounds. The flowers are amazing!! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world! I would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party which goes live on Monday at 8am CDT. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  • Reply Amy of While Wearing Heels August 4, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    WOW. What an incredible adventure and beautiful castle.

  • Reply Blair Berdusco June 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Oh gosh! Hluboka definitely looks like one of those lovely fairytale castles. That elements of gothic architecture with modern twists really rounds out the whole look. I can just imagine living in such a place. Thank you for sharing your wonderful and romantic tour! Cheers!

    Blair Berdusco @ CrebNow

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