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Image: Castle of Pernštejn. Courtesy NPÚ. © Čapková
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The Friends are organising working holidays in the Czech Republic this summer: they are a chance for people to help Czech heritage practically. Details of the two remaining holidays here.
8-15 July 2017: Stiassni Villa in Brno - Upgrading works in the gardens and maintenance work to the Stiassni Villa, an example of Functionalism, situated in Brno.
8-15 September 2017: Krásný Dvůr - Restoration of the renowned landscape garden at Krásný Dvůr, which was founded in 1783–1793 by a Bohemian aristocrat
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The Czech Republic, situated in the heart of Europe, and comprising the historic regions of Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silesia has a cultural legacy of international significance, with twelve UNESCO-listed sites. This small country has the largest concentration of great houses and palaces in Europe, built by Czech Renaissance magnates and the wealthy nobility of the Habsburg Empire, while the castles that are such a dramatic feature of the landscape reflect Bohemia's power and influence in the Middle Ages. Take an aerial tour of some sites by clicking on this video:
What The Friends of Czech Heritage Do
We are able to give small grants to a variety of projects and welcome applications from owners of historic buildings, gardens and parks in the Czech Republic. See the map for our projects to date. These can be privately owned, or may belong to the State or local municipality. Please tell us about the cultural, historical and educational importance of your property, and the extent of public access. Outline what funds you need and what you would wish to do with the help or money. Grants are given subject to certain conditions, which we can be sent on request. Map base ©Lencer Email:
Download the list of projects where the Friends have helped here (2.64MB PDF)