A town of small stature, but large historical importance. The town where the first sugar cube on earth beheld the light of day in the year 1843. Jakub Kryštof Rad, the Swiss manager of the Dačice sugar refinery, received the privilege of producing sugar cubes and his new product spread around the whole world. Nowadays, you can come across all kinds of square candy shapes such as card game symbols (clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades) to small, elongated chips, which are especially a favourite in Russia.
For castle and chateaus lovers, we offer a renaissance castle that has recently undergone a serious reconstruction. Its contemporary colour scheme shines into the distance and beckons visitors to take a tour, not only of the building, but also of the adjacent park which boasts a beautiful botanical collection. The Dalbergs were travellers, readers, collectors as well as natural scientists, who left behind their treasures to us.
The Town museum and gallery also reside in the southern wing of the castle. Further on you will also find the Museum of Aviation on Palackého náměstí (Dačice's town square).
The monastery and the adjacent church of Saint Anthony of Padua were built in the early baroque style, whereas the parish church of Saint Lawrence and the adjoining tower were built 100 years later. These monumental historical buildings are striking architectural sights here in the town of Dačice. The entire history of the churches and the monastery, since their erection to the present day, are very closely bound to the residents of the city and the surrounding area.
Things are alive in Dačice. Not only during holidays, but during the entire year as well. Music and theatre festivals, lectures, competitions, programs for children, farmers’ markets... All you have to do is pick one and come. Here, you will be taken care of.
Everybody is making their way to Dačice and its surrounding area - whether that means lovers of historical sights, museums and sacral sights or those of you who prefer nature, biking or hiking. Come down and visit Dačice, you won’t regret it.