Chotoviny

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49°28'50"N
014°41'00"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Description

Chotoviny is a municipality and village in the Tábor District in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,800 inhabitants.

Administrative parts

Villages of Beranova Lhota, Broučkova Lhota, Červené Záhoří, Jeníčkova Lhota, Liderovice, Moraveč, Polánka, Řevnov, Rzavá, Sedlečko and Vrážná are administrative parts of Chotoviny.

History

The first written mention of Chotoviny is from 1266. Existence of a fortress in Chotoviny is documented in 1407. From 1856 to 1871, the railway from Prague to Vienna through Chotoviny was built.

Sights

In 1770–1780, the fortress in Chotoviny was rebuilt to a Neoclassical castle. In the 19th century, it was reconstructed to its present Neo-Renaissance form and the adjacent castle park with an area of 22.5 hectares (56 acres) was founded. It is dendrologically valuable.A church was probably founded here already between 990 and 1000. The Church of Saints Peter and Paul was built originally in the Gothic style and was rebuilt in 1781–1786, when the Empire tomb of the Nádherní noble family in the style of a Doric temple was added.
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