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Empire Greenhouse

In the northern part of the Royal Garden next to the original Renaissance wall, there stands the so called Empire Greenhouse. It was built around the year 1820 and it was called Zwinger, because it resembled the chateau Zwinger in Dresden in Germany.

Empire Greenhouse

In the northern part of the Royal Garden next to the original Renaissance wall, there stands the so called Empire Greenhouse. It was built around the year 1820 and it was called Zwinger, because it resembled the chateau Zwinger in Dresden in Germany. In the 2nd half of the 19th century, another greenhouse was built right next to it and after World War II it was extended all the way to the Lion’s Court. The Empire Greenhouse has been completely renovated and is again used by the gardeners of Prague Castle. The public could visit the greenhouse for the first time in 2013 when the exhibition Early Spring in the Royal Garden was held there. Each year since, thousands of visitors come to see the exhibition. That comes as no surprise, given that the greenhouse was also a favourite place of the Austrian emperor Ferdinand I who lived at Prague Castle in the 19th century.

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