59/5000 Castle, exposition and tomb of Ulrika von Levetzow in Třebívlice
Chateau – primary school, Museum – Baroness permanent exposition, Tomb – local cemetery
In 1821, Ulrike von Levetzow, aged 17, stepdaughter of František Klebelsberg, owner of the Třebívlice Estate, met the 72-year-old German poet J.W. Goethe. A deep emotional bond formed between them. They met again in 1822 and 1823. The poet asked Ulrike to marry him, but she declined. Goethe expressed his disappointment in the poem “Marienbad Elegy”. Ulrike never married.
The relationship of these two beings became a symbol of romantic, pure and unrequited love. From 1824 onwards, Ulrike lived permanently in Třebívlice. She was a huge asset to the Třebívlice Estate, as she cared about the countryside, was interested in culture and art and looked after her people. She died of old age in 1899 at the age of 95.