Daily: Over 100 Czech historical monuments in legal limbo

Some of the country’s most important historical sites have been “frozen” on the lands register since March, Lidové noviny reported. Among the 140 or so sites under distraint are a number of well-known castles and chateaus, the newspaper said. The situation has come about because of a dispute over the renting of the gardens at Prague Castle: a contract a private company had to rent the gardens was abrogated by the National Heritage Conservation Institute. A Prague court said a preliminary injunction taken by the company was invalid. However, a lower court whose task it was to lift the distraint order has not done so yet, Lidové noviny said.

Author: Ian Willoughby