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LEDNICE AND VALTICE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Frontiers of conservation: Preserving cultural heritage in the post-Soviet Czech Republic

LEDNICE AND VALTICE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE
Lednice and Valtice, Czech Republic
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BACKGROUND

Over the centuries, the rural countryside between the southern Moravian towns of Lednice and Valtice had been a landscape divided by shifting national borders, scarred by conflicts like the Thirty Years War. However it was also slowly unified by the continued building campaigns commissioned by the Liechtenstein family. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In summer 1993, WMF organized a charrette, the objective of which was to draft a management plan for the conservation, development, and continued stewardship of the Valtice zamek and its dependencies. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia forced the Liechtensteins to flee to their sovereign principality and, with their departure, almost seven centuries of stewardship and cultivation of the Lednice-Valtice landscape abruptly ended. (...)