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The Castle in Straz nad Nezarkou

The Castle in Straz nad Nezarkou is a recently rebuilt historical building. There is a large exhibit about Ema Destinova, a world-famous Czech opera singer, there. The castle organizes high-quality music programmes for music lovers in its historical concert hall.

The location of the castle in Straz nad Nezarkou

The castle, the former residence of Ema Destinova, is a popular sightseeing attraction in the Trebon Region. It is situated in a small South Bohemian town, Straz nad Nezarkou. The town is located 14 km north-east of the town of Trebon, on the way to Jindrichuv Hradec.

The history of the castle in Straz nad Nezarkou

The first mention about the castle dates back to the 13th century. Only a few rooms on the ground floor and the tower have been preserved from the original gothic building. In 1570 the castle was struck by a lightning and destroyed by fire. After this event the castle was left in ruin for many years.

In 1770 the castle became the property of Lords of Stemberg, who rebuilt the castle into a chateau in a baroque style. From 1914 to 1930 the castle belonged to Eva Destinova, a famous Czech opera singer. After the Second World War the castle became desolate again. It was used as a storage area by the army.

In 2002 the castle became a private property again. The whole castle underwent major reconstruction between 2003 and 2006. After that, the castle opened to the public for the first time in its history. The newly reconstructed castle has again become a cultural pearl of the Trebon Region.

The exhibit on Ema Destinova

The legendary Czech opera singer, Ema Destinova (1878 –1930) is closely connected with the castle in Straz nad Nezarkou. A large exposition of her photographs, letters, personal belongings and paintings is situated in the new reconstructed interiors of the castle. You can also see costumes connected with her famous opera roles there.

Opening hours – The Castle in Straz nad Nezarkou

The castle and the exhibit are open to the public in July and August daily, except Mondays (10.00 – 17.00) and in May, June and September only on Saturdays and Sundays (10.00 – 16.00). You can find more information about the castle and the concerts in Straz nad Nezarkou on the official website www.zamekstraz.cz.

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