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The Black Kitchen of Jindrichuv Hradec
Czech Republic

The Black Kitchen of Jindřichův Hradec is one of the oldest and best-preserved castle kitchens in this country. The development of housing culture in aristocratic residences shifted the late-Gothic kitchen equipment to the edge of the castle complex or to an independent kitchen wing. In the late 15th century an independent building was built for the Black Kitchen in the castle of Jindřichův Hradec, called the Red Tower. The inner space of the kitchen with a high vault is largely original and comes from around 1500. The surviving parts include late Gothic open fires, bread ovens as well as the original smoke ducting by means of four corner chimneys. The romantic outer appearance of the kitchen, which was renovated in the Gothic style by the early 20th century architect Humbert Walcher of Molthein, makes a picturesque impression.

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Tags: chateau; castle; renaissance; art; cooking
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