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In the area around the castle there is a place where history meets the present. At the end of the 11th century a church or Benedictine monastery was established here. In the second half of the 1140’s this was replaced by a Premonstratensian monastery called The Mount of Olives because of the hill’s similarity to the biblical peak in Jerusalem. In the years 2011–15 the castle hill underwent a radical revitalisation when, with the help of the European Fund, twelve buildings and open spaces were renovated. In the castle grounds you can now view the repaired coach house, stables and riding hall as well as the castle brewery with its living quarters where Bedřich Smetana was born. Also worthy of a visit on the castle hill is the Piarist church and the Regional Museum. From here you can go to the Monastery Gardens or to the Museum of Dolls, Dolls Houses and Toys or to the Red Tower (Červená věž).

You can find further information on the official Castle Hill webpages.



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