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   In 1724, Count Johann Friedrich Seilern-Aspang took possession of Lukov Castle and its large estate. The Seilerns left the castle at the end of the 18th century, and built a more comfortable dwelling-a chateau-for their sojourns on the estate. At the close of the 19th century, the owners ceased to be satisfied with the chateau and Franz Josef Seilern decided to build another one. The new chateau became the main seat of the Seilern family who owned it until 1945. The chateau was built in a mix of historical styles in the years 1877-1894.

   The chateau exhibits bear witness to the atmosphere and the high standard of living of an aristocratic residence at the end of the 19th century. The chateau is surrounded by a large English park with rare-wood tress, and offers a leisurely stroll in the area around the chateau (30 hectares). The park and vicinity serve today as a zoological garden holding more than 200 species of animals.