Veltrusy

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Veltrusy
Town
Veltrusy Mansion in 2012
Coat of arms of Veltrusy
Coat of arms
Veltrusy is located in Czech Republic
Veltrusy
Veltrusy
Coordinates: 50°16′N 14°20′E / 50.267°N 14.333°E / 50.267; 14.333Coordinates: 50°16′N 14°20′E / 50.267°N 14.333°E / 50.267; 14.333
Country Czech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian
DistrictMělník
Area
 • Total8.01 km2 (3.09 sq mi)
Elevation
172 m (564 ft)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total2,111
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Postal code
277 46
Websitehttp://www.veltrusy.cz

Veltrusy (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvɛltrusɪ]; German: Weltrus) is a small town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It is situated 25 km north of Prague, and it has about 1,600 inhabitants.

A château Veltrusy Mansion, which is surrounded by a large forest park, borders the town. The château is open to the public for visits.

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Chateau Veltrusy

An important work of high Baroque from the first half of the 18th century, designed by architect Giovanni Battista Alliprandi. The chateau (originally a mere summer house, later significantly expanded) forms an oval core, which is radially adjacent to the lower wings, arranged in the shape of the letter X. On the north side adjoins the court of honor, which is closed by allegorical statues of twelve months and four seasons. The chateau is surrounded by a large romantic park.


In 2002, the castle complex in Veltrusy was severely damaged by the flood. Until 2015 it was completely renovated. The Veltrusy natural monument with the occurrence of brown stonefish and stag beetle was declared in the vicinity of the castle.

Zámek Veltrusy, Veltrusy, okres Mělník 04.JPG

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