The Czech Republic’s fairytale landscape is often a favorite spot for filmmakers. Czech-American filmmaker Milos Forman chose Kromeriz’s Archiepiscopal Chateau to shoot part of his Oscar-winning Amadeus. Its centerpiece is the Versailles-inspired Flower Garden, which ranks as one of the most important garden landscapes in the world. Built in the 17th-century on what was once an unsightly swamp, today the perfectly preserved, symmetrical garden includes an island aviary, a rabbit hill and centerpiece rotunda (housing a suspended Foucault pendulum), and an arcade gallery adorned with 44 statues of Roman gods and mythical figures.
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