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9. Červená Lhota

Červená Lhota is a castle situated about 20 km northwest of Jindřichův Hradec in south Bohemia.  It stands at the middle of a lake on a rocky island.  Thousands of tourists travel here each year to see the picturesque Renaissance building.  Its name Červená Lhota means "red village" and can be explained by the color of the castle's bright red roof tiles.  There is also a park, where the Chapel of Holy Trinity is located.  The four-winged two-story edifice, with a small courtyard in the middle, occupies the entire rock and juts into the fishpond.  A stone bridge, built in 1622, links the castle with the banks of the pond, replacing the original drawbridge.  The interiors boast an extensive collection of historic furniture, tiled stoves, paintings, porcelain and other antiques and works of art.  The southern edge of the fishpond is covered in thick forest, which forms a backdrop to the castle.  A marked circular path stretches around the fishpond.  Rowing across the fishpond is a popular thing to do in summer, and boats are for hire near the castle.  It was opened to the public in 1949.