Night-time guided tours at Lysice chateau
Last weekend, the administration of the Lysice chateau in South Moravia organized for the first time night-time guided tours of the chateau. More that 550 tourists could admire interiors on the first floor of the building where there are representation halls, libraries and an armoury.
The town hall in the West Bohemian town of Ostrov nad Ohri is carrying out renovation of the town's precious historical monument - the chapel of Virgin Mary of Einseideln which is just about to be finished. The works lasted almost seven years and cost eight million crowns. The chapel, which will again serve church purposes, will be consecrated by the Pilsen bishop Frantisek Radkovsky on September 8th. However, concerts and exhibitions on a small scale will also be held in St. Mary chapel. The chapel was built in the beginning of the 18th century by Michael Ludwig Rohrer on the order of German countess Sybilla Augusta as a copy of the chapel in the Swiss pilgrimage site of Einseideln. It was there, that the countess went to asked for recovery of her little son, who recuperated after a long illness. A similar chapel is in the German town of Rastatt. The two towns have been twinning since the early 1990s, and part of the funds raised for the renovation of St. Mary chapel in Ostrov was donated by the Czech-German Future Fund.