I do not know how you, but I can visit the refrigerator maybe too much (midnight snacks and so, you know). But this time I was visiting a little different refrigerator. And I do not have any remorse. Which refrigerator am I talking about? Well, in the Czech Republic (South-Moravian region) we have a castle named Lednice. And Lednice in Czech is refrigerator in English. Does it sound enticing now? asks Katerina Doubravova.

But today I will not talk about the castle as such. Today I will show you a wonderful place in the castle gardens.

Lednice greenhouse is a technical monument. This greenhouse was built between 1843 and 1845 and required almost 160 thousand gold coins. At the time, it was a very modern building, made with non-classical building materials – steel, cast iron and glass. This building is 92 meters long, 13 meters wide and 10 meters tall.

The best gardens wandered across South America to collect appropriate seeds of tropical and subtropical vegetation that would be the beauty and elegance of the worthy of the Liechtenstein manor. Greenhouse expositions were arranged by qualified gardeners who combined appropriate tropical and subtropical vegetation so that the plants bloom throughout the year. 

Even today, you can visit this romantic place every month of the year with the exception of January. Every season here blooms something different, so you will never be disappointed. Another advantage here is that you are here without a guide. So you can go there at your own pace and enjoy the beauty of nature. If you are an avid biologist, you can get paper with Latin plant names on request. However, I recommend sitting here on one of the benches and just referring and enjoying the beauty.

Certainly also find a tree with a wooden table marked Encephalartos Altensteinii. This is the oldest greenery of the whole greenhouse - it will be three hundred, four hundred years old.

Even the price is not high. Adults pay 60 czk (about 2 pounds), youth from 6 to 18 years 40 czk (one and a half pounds). 

I recommend here to make a few day trips. The Lednice (and adjacent Valtice) area is very large and definitely worth it! I will write about this again, but sometime next time in another article. I believe that like me, you will love this place!

PS: The South Moravian region is a well-known wine region in the Czech Republic. Another reason to visit it here!


About Katerina Doubravova

Hello everyone! My name is Kateřina Doubravová and I’m a 19 years old student from Pardubice, Czech republic (Bohemia). What makes me the most? I am an athlete with body and soul. Since my 2 years of age I have been doing a lot of sports like gymnastics, dance of all kinds, cheerleading, tennis, athletics and figure skating. Last named I’ve been doing the last fifteen years and I have a lot of successes of all kinds. For example, several Czech Champion titles in synchronized skating. Other one in ice dancing. Last season I was part of the synchonised skating team named Olympia, where we represented the Czech Republic at the World Championships in Colorado Springs, USA. Apart from sport, I love music, theater, history, books, traveling, art, finding new places and meeting interesting people And, of course, writing and journalism in general. Both parents worked in this field – Dad was a journalist and photographer, Mum worked on radio and television. I, in addition to writing for this website, have an internship in regional television and I enjoy doing both because they have their own magic. I’m also setting up my personal blog now. When ready to be published, I will upload link here. Besides website, you can follow me on my personal instagram account or Twitter, where you can find out more about me. I hope you will enjoy my articles and one day you will visit the beautiful Czech Republic. Website: will be uploaded soon. Personal instagram account: @k.doubravova Personal Twitter account: @DoubravovaK