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    Town Gates and Gate Towers

    by Kathrin_E Written Sep 8, 2013

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    Three historical town gates are preserved, one in the East and two in the South of the old town.

    Hradécka brána, Neuhauser Tor, marks the Eastward end oth the market square. The renaissance gate tower dates from the 16th century.

    Towards the South, one passes through two town gates in a (curved) row, which indicates that the town and its fortification was extended at some pont in history. First there is Svinenská brána, Schweinitzer Tor. The white tower is crowned by elegant renaissance gables with little arches.

    A few steps further one passes through Novohradská brána (Gratzener Tor), which is rather a plain house than a gate tower with an arched passage leading through. The inscription on the outer wall names the "Princely Schwarzenbergian free protected city of Wittingau/Trebon" in German and Czech. An interesting detail is the old spelling in the Czech inscription: Trzebon.

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    The Brewery

    by Kathrin_E Written Sep 8, 2013

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    The buildings of the local brewery (pivovar Bohemia Regent) look almost like a second castle. Their premises are located on the Southern edge of the old town. From the lakeshore you look at the huge production buildings with their two impressive chimneys. I am inclined to date these to the late 19th century. Between the two town gates in the South a passage leads into the first courtyard and the brewery restaurant where you can try their produce. Wish we had had more time...

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    The Ponds

    by Kathrin_E Written Sep 8, 2013

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    Trebon is surrounded by hundreds of big and small ponds. They are all artificial. The first were already built in the middle ages. In the 16th century the systematic construction of fish ponds, supported by the ruling Rosenberg family. The ponds are used for the breeding of fish. Carp is their most important product but the ponds also host many other specieses of fish.

    Though man-made, the landscape has become an important biosphere and nature reserve with the statur of Unesco World Heritage. The whole area covers roughly 700 square kilometres. The ponds attract many rare waterfowl and birds of prey, otters and moose.
    At the same time the landscape is popular as a recreation area. The ponds and canals are perfect for canoeing and rowing, the flat ground attracts countless cyclists. Boat tours start on the lake shore just South of the old town. Even a "choo choo train" is available.

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    The Palace

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    The palace has seen several noble owners through its history - the Witigones, the Rosenbergs, then the Schwarzenbergs, who all left their traces and extended the complex. The facades look rather plain, covered in white plaster with simple sgraffito ornaments that pretend to be large stone blocks. A series of outer courtyards lead to the main palace. Parts of the palace can be visited with guided tours. The major part of the building, though, host the large state archive of the district. The wide palace gardens are bigger than the whole old town.

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    Masarykovo námesty - the Main Square

    by Kathrin_E Updated Sep 8, 2013

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    The heart of the town is the main square, named after the first president of Czechoslovakia. It is more a long wide market street than a square. Its shape is slightly concave on both sides, which adds an effect of perspective, a fine example of picturesque town planning.

    Beatuiful houses are lined up along the square, a few from the renaissance era, most are baroque, a few younger. Most of them have arcades on the ground floor so you can walk along the shops under cover. The middle of the square has a stone fountain and a baroque column with a statue of the madonna (photo 5). The most striking buildings along the square are the old town hall and the renaissance House of the Little White Horse (see separate tips).

    The square, or street market, runs through the whole length of the old town from the town gate in the East to the palace in the West, as the map in photo 4 shows.

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    Old Town Hall

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    The old town hall is another renaissance building, dating from 1566. Nowadays it is not used by the magistrate any more. The building hosts a cinema, an art gallery, and a restaurant. In the backyard there is a theatre.

    The tower can be climbed - the view over the square, the town, the palace and the surrounding landscape with its hundreds of ponds must be great. We did not have time to go up, unfortunately.

    I particularly liked the cute baroque spire on the right corner of the roof, looks as if it is saying, "When I grow up I'll be a big tower, too!"

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    The Little White Horse

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    The most beautiful renaissance house in the main square is named Bily konícek (apologies for missing accents) which translates to "Little white horse". It is located opposite the old town hall. Note the whrought-iron sign with the horse's image.
    The house hosts a hotel now, which might be a nice place to stay. As we visited only for a few hours we did not need it, though.

    The renaissance gable is quite fancy, ornated with pinnacles and little tower-like ornaments that make it look like a miniature castle. The date of construction is n1544. The keyhole-shaped crenels were probably decoration and a demonstration of the owner's force, I do not think they ever served any military purposes.

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    Masarykovo námĕstí (market square)

    by woodstockties Written Jun 26, 2007

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    The market square with pilar against the plague
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    The market square (Masarykovo námĕstí) is small and long, which means that it is founded by German colonists.
    In the middle of the square stands Mariánský sloup (Maria pilar against the plague) from 1781.
    The buildings on the square are beuatiful restored and painted colourful

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    Trebon

    by truus_s Updated Oct 25, 2004

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    The brewery of the secularised Augustinian Monastic Canonry was out of order at the beginning of the Thirty Year's War. When this monastic institution was re-established in 1631 it was necessary to reconstitute its original economic basis. Therefore the provost Norbert Herrmann put the brewery into service in the middle of the 17th century. It brewed for the needs of the monastery, but primarily to supply the subject villages (9 entire villages and parts of 11 others) with beer.

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    Trebon

    by truus_s Written Oct 25, 2004

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    Market..

    The interventions of our ancestors were gradual, cautious, and sensitive enough such that they did not result in a loss of the natural values of the territory. On the contrary - today, specialists are using an expression for this 'natural state' - a secondary equilibrum..

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    Vieuw from out the townhall

    by truus_s Written Oct 25, 2004

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    avaieuw from out the townhall

    The Trebon landscape has been remodeled and reshaped by human activities for many centuries. This picturesque landscape, full of fishponds connected by numerous canals and brooks, and where fields are interspesed with mixed forests, developed in the course of centuries from an original landscape of marshland, peat bogs and old forest.

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    Trebon

    by truus_s Updated Oct 25, 2004

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    Market

    The town of Trebon is found in the heart of a natural protected area and a UNESCO biosphere reservation. The character of the Trebon area, as well as its economic orientation, were predestined by natural conditions and the activities of the people who have been settling here since the 11th century.

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    Town Walls behind the Palace

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    Behind the palace gardens towards the pond, a part of the town fortifications is preserved. The wall and the short round towers, surrounded by the park, provide picturesque views.

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    Chateau of Trebon

    by truus_s Written Oct 25, 2004

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    Chateau

    The Chateau of Trebon is stiated in the southern part of today's town.We enter is centre an inner sqare courtyard.surrounded by chateau wings on all the sides.Trought a significant tower gate!!

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    Trebon

    by truus_s Updated Oct 25, 2004

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    Colorfull houses.

    Trebon is situated halfway between Ceske Budìjovice.A Jindøichùv Hradec, in the middle of a owland area called the Trebon Basin. On the markerplace you can find here so great houses..

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