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The State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov

Stables - Český Krumlov Castle, Vth Castle CourtyardStables

The castle in Český Krumlov offers another big attraction to its tourists. In early 2015, the Vth Castle Courtyard opened an exclusive exhibition of Princely Stables. The public will see for the first time a part of unique collection of harnesses and historical means of transport in the Schwarzenberg preserved collections.

Schwarzenberg ceremonial coachThe most attractive artifact is a fully harnessed Schwarzenberg coach used for the coronation of Empress Maria Theresa in Prague, drawn by ceremonially dressed six horses. Harnesses, including a very ornate velvet embroided blankets, for the roans survived. Another attraction is a festive sleigh pulled by a horse with luxury harness. Exhibited are also preserved caparisons, halters, bridles, Baroque saddles and another parts of riding equipment. Rare and sensitive textile, leather and metal articles were continuosly studied, assembled, preserved and restored. The result is an exclusive and captivating exhibition, which represents the sixth guided tour of the castle.  

Men's saddle from the 18th centuryHorse blanket from the 18th centuryHorse bits from the 18th centuryMaid livery from the 18th century