Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Jemniste - New Chateau

Jemniste (Jemniště) is a small village in Central Bohemia between Vlasim (Vlašim) and Benesov (Benešov), about 40 Km south-east from Prague. It was first mentioned in 1381 as a property of Beneš of Cimburk.

Count František Adam of Trauttmansdorff bought Jemniste in 1717 and built a new chateau there in 1724 at a hillock near the old castle. The plans of the chateau was designed by the Czech architect František Maxmilián Kaňka.

The Jemniště chateau is owned by the Sternbergs family and you can read more about its history on its home page.

The photo was taken in January 2006.

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