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After showing you the Red Chateau, the first part of the famous Hradec nad Moravici Chateau Complex, in this post a couple of days ago, I am here to introduce you to the second part of the complex - the White Chateau.
The older of the two chateaus, the White Chateau was built on what originally used to be a massive medieval castle from the 13th century.
Throughout the centuries, the White Chateau underwent several reconstructions and it was not until the early 19th century, during the era of the noble Lichnowsky Family, when the building finally got its current appearance.
The most characteristic feature of the White Chateau, the White Tower is also the youngest part of it, added to the chateau in 1887.
Overlooking the picturesque Silesian landscape around the chateau, the tower stands 40 m (131 ft) tall.
The chateau is surrounded by vast, beautiful parks and forests where you can find two interesting sculptures. There is this stone statue of girl looking at the White Tower...
...and if you keep walking further into the forest, you will soon stumble upon this impressive bust of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the world´s greatest and most recognized composers of all time.
Now you may wonder why a Beethoven´s bust was installed at a chateau somewhere in the Silesian countryside. The reason is simple - Beethoven loved the Hradec nad Moravici Chateau and he visited it regularly.
As a matter of fact, this phenomenal German composer was not the only prominent musician associated with the chateau. This monumental piece of architecture hosted several other celebrities from the musical world including Niccolo Paganini and Franz Liszt.