Ruins of castle - Chvateruby, Czech Republic
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N 50° 13.955 E 014° 20.506
33U E 453054 N 5564697
Quick Description: The ruins of Chvateruby castle.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 12/9/2014 1:24:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMN1WK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
From the history of the castle:
- the first mention of the castle from the years 1219-1222
- in 1467 the castle was conquered army of King George of Podebrady
- in 1567 the castle was rebuilt into a Renaissance chateau
- in the 18th century unfinished Baroque reconstruction
- today the castle is mostly in ruins, but in partial conservation work

About painting
The author this painting is František Alexandr Heber (visit link) .
F. A. Heber was a merchant and amateur historian, author of heptamerous book
'Böhmens Burgen, Vesten und Bergschlösser' in which first systematically described and documented Czech castles and fortresses.
The picture shows south-west part of Stary Rybnik castle. You can find in book Cas hradu v Cechách (visit link)
Website of painting. Exact URL of painting is required: [Web Link]

Artist: F. A. Heber

Date of Painting: 1/1/1840

Date of Your Photograph: 1/1/2012

Medium of Painting: engraving

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