The Lords of Vrbno and Bruntál had the chateau built in a Baroque style at the start of the 18th century. In the 2nd half of the 19th century, the whole estate was purchased by the von Hanau princely family from Hessen, which had the chateau rebuilt into its current Baroque-Classicist form. The chateau complex includes a park with Sun Gate and Baroque statues from the workshop of Matyas Bernard Braun. The late Baroque ceiling frescoes over the staircase by J. F. Schor and the paintings by Karel.... [More about Hořovice]
The castle was built at the beginning of the 18th century by the lords of Vrbno in the baroque style. In the second half of the 19th century, the castle was bought by the Counts of Hanau from Hessen who had the castle rebuilt into the current classicist baroque form. A part of the castle is a park with the Sun Gate and baroque sculptures from Matyáš Bernard Braun workshop. A late baroque fresco above a staircase made by J. F. Schor and K. Würbs' paintings inspired by the Mánes' cycle "The life at a Manor House" in the Main Hall also deserve visitor's attention. Some of the castle interiors are open to the public, e.g., the Hunting Parlour, dining-hall and library. In a part of the castle, there is a unique collection of musical machines – automatophones, iron cast art and exhibition Toys of the little aristocracy.