Sunday, December 7, 2008

Frydek Castle - Czech Republic

This is probably 1 of the first tag cards i've received. I've joined the postcrossing forum on november 25th, 2006, and received this card in the second week of december. It was sent by Sabina.

"The Frýdek Chateau, is originally a 14th-century Gothic castle, rebuilt into a Renaissance chateau with Baroque extensions and alterations. Today it houses the Beskydy Museum with a number of interesting exhibitions. Nearly 2000 social and natural science collection exhibits document the past and the present history of the Beskydy region. In thirteen rooms, visitors will find pieces made by local artisans and craftsmen, furniture of farmers’ houses and farmer’s tools and equipment, a shoemaker’s, weaver’s and tailor’s workshop, a smithy, Frýdlant wrought cast iron pieces, ceramics from the Tošanovice workshop, the interior of a Beskydy cottage, documents relating to 19th-century social life, a movable wooden model of a Silesian village, and more. In the natural science part of the exhibition, which characterises the region’s basic biotopes, much admired by visitors, there are prepared and stuffed birds, mammals and fishes. In May 2002, the Frýdek Chateau was opened to visitors, for whom tours of the whole building are now provided. They can see the reconstructed Knight’s Hall with 35 coats of arms of Silesian noble families, the interiors of the representation rooms, a lookout glorietta, St. Barbara’s chapel and other interesting sights." - in:

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