Its history had begun since 11th century, but the first written mention came from 1354 when the village was called Grunow and under influence of the German immigrants. Since 1376 Czech aristocrat Kolda from Zampach controlled Cernikovice and than actively supported the Hussite wars. Next owners of the village were Matyas Dobes from Olbramovic who built medieval fortress (only fragments of rampart survived from that epoch) and Jindrich Krafft from Lammerzdorf who built new stone church Upgrade St Crucifix in 1656 on village hillock (it belongs to main local dominations after it’s renovation in 1997-1999). Lidmila Frantiska from Lobkovic, last member of Krafft’s clan, sold up Cernikovice in 1676 to Karl Kolowrat from Libstejn, master from Rychnov.
Bohuslav Kolowrat, hereditary member of lord’s parliament and parliamentarian of Czech Kingdom, under one’s rule of Francis Joseph I, undertook that manor in 1901. In 1948 the Kolowrat’s property was nationalized and the castle used as a cow collage and than as a hospital for mentally ill. Kolowrat’s family got back their belongings after the privatisation in 90’ and John Egon Kolowrat Krakovsky owns the castle now.
There are the church and the castle in imperial style with the park, statues of Calvary with St Florian – patron of the village, 1st and 2nd World War memorial, plague memorial of tragedy accident of American bombarder, houses of historical popular architecture with cultural monuments – house #25 and crucifix by plague necropolis in Cernikovice, village chapel of St John Nepomucky with crucifix statue and statue of St John Nepomucky in Domasin.
Village Cernikovice is administratively attached to village Domasin.
- Telephone number: 494 384 124
- Web: www.cernikovice.cz