Memorial to Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach in Zdislavice

  • Physical difficulty: Easy
  • Length: up to 30 min
  • Wheelchair accessibility: No

German-language writer of Czech origin Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach is considered one of the most important literary figures of the 19th century. Household name in Austria, practically unknown in her homeland.

Tomb of Marie von Ebnerova-Eschenbach

Notable Classicist tomb with a chapel is located in the village of Zdislavice in the Kromeriz district. The place is admirable for its technical and architectural solutions, the unique atmosphere and sensitive incorporation into terrain with long-distance views of the landscape.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach is considered one of the most important literary figures of the 19th century. German-language writer of Czech origin was almost completely forgotten in her home land after the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. By reconstructing the tomb in her native Zdislavice, Czech National Trust wishes to do more than simply highlight the literary and cultural legacy of this extraordinary woman. The aim is also to point out her warm relationship to the Moravian countryside, which was her lifelong inspiration as well as make known her extraordinary social conscience of promoting talented youngsters and constructing alms-houses and kindergartens in her birthplace.

Following the downfall of the Austria-Hungarian Empire, the German-writing author had practically been forgotten in her homeland. By reconstructing the tomb in her hometown of Zdislavice, CNT wants to draw attention not only to the literary and cultural legacy of this amazing woman. We also want to point out her warm relationship to her Moravian countryside homeland which had been her lifelong inspiration, as well as her exceptional social awareness materializing in her support of talented children and the founding of an almshouse and a nursery for the poor.

More information: https://www.czechnationaltrust.org/en/projects/memorial-marie-von-ebner-eschenbach/


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