Listed for sale at €950k (approximately 24m CZK), this early Baroque castle in Žitenice, Czechia, is presented by Lenka Munter of Luxent Exclusive Properties. This comprehensive overview includes details about the castle’s structure, historical significance, and surrounding amenities.

Property Overview

  • Location: Žitenice, Czechia
  • Price: €950k (24m CZK)
  • Listed by: Lenka Munter, Luxent Exclusive Properties

Castle Description

Structure and Layout

  • Type: Early Baroque castle complex
  • Configuration: L-shaped with two wings
  • Total Interior Area: 1,724 sqm
  • Usable Space: 2,368 sqm, including attic expansions
  • Outbuildings Area: 1,900 sqm
  • Total Grounds Area: 14,624 sqm, includes upper and lower courtyard and garden

Room Distribution

  • Total Rooms: 40 (excluding cellar, storage areas, corridors, and toilets)
    • Cellar: 60.38 sqm
    • 1st Floor: 503.75 sqm (16 rooms)
    • 2nd Floor: 574.81 sqm (12 rooms)
    • 3rd Floor: 583.58 sqm (12 rooms)
    • 4th Floor: Potential future use area of 645.46 sqm

Features and Amenities

  • Access: Baroque gate on the north side; stone staircase leading to the lower courtyard
  • Adjacent Buildings: Farmstead, Church of St. Peter and Paul
  • Views: Overlooking Litoměřice and the Bohemian Central Uplands

Historical Significance

Development and Transformations

  • Origins: Site of a former Gothic fortress
  • Renaissance Influence: Significant expansions including a two-story west wing and elevated south wing
  • Baroque Transformation: Entrance gate adorned with rusticated pilasters, segmented gable, and stone fountain
  • 20th Century Updates: Minimal changes; roof replacement and facade renovation

Notable Historical Events

  • Ownership Transitions: Originally part of the Vyšehrad Chapter; transferred multiple times due to historical conflicts
  • Baroque Completion: Finished in 1699 under Hugo František of Königsegg, noted on the Baroque gate
  • Recent History: Used as the State Regional Archive in Litoměřice post-1960s; property returned to the Vyšehrad Chapter in 2012

Local Attractions and Amenities

  • Natural Beauty: Bohemian Central Uplands known for its fertile landscapes, suitable for fruit trees and vineyards
  • Cultural Landmarks: Historic center of Litoměřice, Ploskovice Castle, Doksany Monastery, Kamýk and Hazmburk Castle ruins
  • Accessibility: Less than an hour drive to Prague and Václav Havel Airport; German border within 30 minutes

Current Condition and Utilities

  • Structural Integrity: Very good, maintained by the Vyšehrad Chapter post-return
  • Utilities: Electricity available, gas connection (currently not in use), and public water supply; sewerage via septic tank
  • Farm Buildings: Partially renovated, some in dilapidated condition
  • Gardens: Temporarily maintained by local gardeners

This exquisite Baroque castle, nestled in a region steeped in history and surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes, offers a unique opportunity for both private residence and potential public or cultural uses.

 

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