Castle Hluboká is one of the most famous castles in the Czech Republic. It resembles the Windsor castle in England. In fact, you can imagine that you are in England when you walk through the beautiful English garden and see this impressive white building from almost everywhere in the garden.
The castle was made to impress. It was made by the architect Frans Beer for Johann Adolf II of Schwarzenberg in 1840. They broke down the old castle and it took them 40 years to build the new castle.
If you are impressed by the exterior of the castle, wait until you have seen the interior! Take a guided tour that will take you through the most important quarters of the castle. The woodcarvings in the castle are something special! Every room has hand carved wall panels, ceilings, floors and furniture. They had a complete team of woodcarvers working in the castle for decades. The rooms are stuffed with really nice furniture, antique weapons and paintings.
The castle is located in Hluboká nad Vltavou just above České Budějovice. You have to park in the town of Hluboká nad Vltavou and follow the signs to the steep path that leads to the castle. On the way up to the castle notice the very luxurious and exclusive hotel near the castle.