Kačina Chateau

The most palatial Empire chateau in Bohemia was built in the years 1804-1822 by Count Jan Rudolf Chotek using a design by Saxon royal architect Christian Franz Schuricht. This ostentatious residence, intentionally incorporated into a large park, fascinates visitors with its anusual architectural composition. (more…)

Dobříš Chateau

Originally a Baroque chateau built by the Mannsfeld imperial count family in the late 17th century. František Maxmilián Kaňka made certain alterations to it in the early 18th century. The chateau‘s current appearance dates from 1745–1765, when it was carried out by the owner of the estate, Jindřich Pavel Mannsfeld, with the help of Jules Robert de Cott, a prominent French architect, and Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, an Italian interior designer. (more…)

Hořovice Chateau

This originally Baroque chateau was built by the Lords of Vrbno in the early 18th century and has retained its classicist appearance since the second half of the 19th century. As early as in the 18th century a park was created here. It is dominated by an amply decorated Sun Gate. (more…)

Jemniště Chateau

This Baroque chateau was built around 1724 near the yeoman stronghold from the 14th century. Count František Adam of Trautmannsdorf had it built by František Maxmilián Kaňka, a reputable architect of the Czech Baroque period. (more…)

Konopiště Chateau

Konopiště was built as a Gothic fortress by bishop Tobiáš of Benešov.. With time, the castle was subject to reconstructions in the Late Renaissance and Baroque styles. Archduke František Ferdinand d´Este, the successor to the Austrian-Hungarian throne, bought the castle in 1887 and turned it into a magnificent residency of the future emperor. (more…)

Lány Chateau

This Renaissance chateau was raised on the site of a medieval stronghold by Emperor Rudolph II. of Habsburg (1552–1612). Later owners of this grandiose estate were all from significant Bohemian noble houses. (more…)

Mnichovo Hradiště Chateau

This former stronghold in the Late Gothic style was converted into a Renaissance chateau by Václav Budovec z Budova. In 1697 a reconstruction began which turned the chateau into a palatial family residency designed by Marcantonio Canevalle, a major architect of Wallachian descent. Its greatest boast today are the theater (recently re-opened), originally built in Baroque style and reconstructed in Classical style, and a family library of the Wallensteins containing more than twenty thousand volumes. (more…)

Nelahozeves Chateau

The construction of this Renaissance chateau was started by Florian Griespek of Griespach, an influential member of the royal court, in 1553 and completed only in the early 17th century. The three-winged building with four corner buttresses and sgrafitti on the outer facades had not undergone any considerable reconstruction. The chateau was thus preserved in its original form and became one of the gems of Czech Renaissance architecture. (more…)