Demolished area of Lednice village found under castle gardens

The ruins of a demolished section of the village of Lednice in South Moravia were uncovered during research in the gardens of the famous Lednice Castle. The discovery was made by archeologists from the firm Archaia Brno.

The head of the dig, Miroslav Dejmal, said it was widely known that part of today’s castle gardens were located on the site of former sections of the village that were destroyed.

Johann II, Prince of Lichtenstein purchased that area in the 1880s before having the gardens expanded.

Author: Ian Willoughby