Spa Triangle

Kynžvart and the Metternichs

There are town and places, for centuries connected with certain attributes. Although Kynžvart obtained in 1862 the status of spa resort and the official name Lázně Kynžvart (Kynžvart Spa), already since the 17th century it has been connected mainly with the Rhineland noble family of Metternich. Its most eminent member, Prince Klemens von Metternich (1773-1859), State Chancellor of Austria, was for thirty years the most powerful man of the Habsburg monarchy. He was influencing the history of the whole Europe and it is thus no wonder that he influenced also the small town of Kynžvart, where his family had its country residence...

spa10The necessity to have a representative princely castle lead the Chancellor to the decision to charge the Vienna architect Pietro Nobile with reconstructing an older building owned by his family in the Classicist style. It took thirteen years. When in 1833 the three-wing castle was finally ready to living in, Metternich received there the most eminent personalities of Europe – emperors and kings, diplomats, artists and scientists...

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