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4. HLUBOKÁ CHATEAU

Hluboka Chateau is regarded as one of the most beautiful stately homes in Bohemia.  It is situated 15 km from Ceske Budejovice, the capital of southern Bohemia and the home of famous Budweiser Bier (Budvar).  It is also 150 km from Prague.  Hluboka is a monumental Romantic chateau - originally a Gothic castle, remodeled in the Baroque style in 18th century.  Later it underwent a significant transformation in the 19th century when it was remodeled in the English Windsor-style Gothic into the official seat of the Schwarzenberg dynasty.  The complex includes a glassed-in winter garden, a riding hall, an English park and a chapel.  Sumptuously furnished period interiors feature unique woodcarvings and valuable collections.  The castle is opened to public and the English style park surrounding the chateau is open to the public for a fee from April to October..  There is a winter garden and riding-hall where the Southern Bohemian gallery exhibitions have been housed since 1956.  The castle has been used in a scene of Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson's Shanghai Knights.