Sixteen stories of monuments in South Bohemia that were resurrected after 1989
The year 1989 was a turning point for everyone in the Czech Republic. Not only did it profoundly changes people’s
personal lives, but it also opened the way for the rebirth of many of South Bohemia’s important properties – castles,
chateaus, fortresses, farmhouses, and adjacent estates.
This publication highlights sixteen such stories from the South Bohemian region; many are exciting and touching, and
in each of them, history came together with the present to create the future. The stories reflect a kind of doggedness
and determination, sometimes even obstinance, but in every respect there is a strength to restore a glory to places that
once shone. When you explore our region, stop to look at these places (reserve or call beforehand to make sure they’re
open) and see for yourself what kind of beauty has come back to life, beckoning you to visit.