Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, in the year 1147, the king had a beautiful castle built for his own luxury and to the delight of his subjects. They called it Dvor. The king was of a good heart and ruled fairly, so houses soon sprung up around his castle, from which the village was formed. Because it stood in front of the court, they named it Preddvor ...
Times were hard, ruling was strenuous, and the king soon died, while the castle then changed countless owners. After several centuries of turbulent events, the last owners abandoned it and for two decades it sat sadly and decayed in the heart of Preddvor. But one day, the Count and Countess drove past it in a carriage. "This will be our new castle!" they exclaimed. They gathered the local men around a richly lined table and offered them food to persuade them to breathe life and soul into their castle. While slightly disbelieving and doubtful, the locals nevertheless agreed. "It can't be worse than it is," they said and reached out to the Count and the Countess.
The Count and the Countess were good people and had many friends all over the world, so it was no wonder that they instantly forged a whole array of new friendships in their new home of Preddvor. And the friends started visiting. People from near and far, people from far and near and people from everywhere else came to the rescue. They took away mountains and mountains of filth, they scrubbed walls, cleaned floors, sanded shutters to make clouds of dust roll through the castle windows. The castle gardener Vera also came with her family of flower lovers and planted hundreds of roses and other flowers around the castle.
But one day, the Count and Countess drove past it in a carriage. "This will be our new castle!" they exclaimed. They gathered the local men around a richly lined table and offered them food to persuade them to breathe life and soul into their castle
Nowadays, there is also a wine cellar in the castle, as well as an alchemical pharmacy, a lovely shop, an art gallery and a fine café. Oh, with what zeal the Count and Countess take visitors around their exhibition!
Dvor Castle gratefully accepted all this charity. Satisfied, it let the air through the freshly painted windows and bathed the castle rooms in a dazzling light. And not just the rooms. Also antique cabinets, beds, tables, chests of drawers, art paintings, musical instruments, crystal chandeliers and other valuable antiques furnished by the Count and Countess. Nowadays, there is also a wine cellar in the castle, as well as an alchemical pharmacy, a lovely shop, an art gallery and a fine café. Oh, with what zeal the Count and Countess take visitors around their exhibition! Weddings take place in the castle chapel and the wedding hall on the first floor of the castle. Before the solemn moment, the bride is pampered in the ladies' room, and the groom gathers courage in a hunting room with a full library. Their guests meanwhile take a walk around the castle and the castle park, socialize on the castle terrace and have fun in the castle café. The castle knows it is in good hands now. His Countess has since gone blind, so they feel and communicate in a way unknown to ordinary people. And the castle knows it will never be perfect. His Count is a garage worker and will always find another corner in need of remodeling. And the Countess will continue to be even happier and happier. Dvor Castle now stands proudly in the heart of Preddvor and ceremoniously opens its doors to you. Welcome.