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A day spent at Nelahozeves Castle brings a lifetime of memories

A quick 30-minute train ride from Prague’s Masaryk train station transports happy visitors far from the congested, tourist laden streets of Prague to the charming and historic renaissance splendor of the Lobkowicz country estate. Here visitors will be treated to an authentic taste of Bohemian holiday traditions.

Upcoming Festivals

25.03.2017   Castle Season Opening

29. – 30.04.2017  Spring Pottery Market

26.08.2017 Night of Castles

21.10.2017   Pumpkin Day

25. – 26.11.2017  Advent Festival

 

Past Festivals

Advent Festival

Saturday and Sunday, 26 and 27 November 2016
From 9 am until 5 pm

This hugely popular festival features fantastic Christmas markets, Advent concerts, and entertaining performances for children. Many “hands-on” activities such as arts and crafts workshops and gingerbread cookie decorating offer fun for the entire family. In addition to the most popular of Czech festival cuisine and holiday treats, you may also enjoy specialty teas in the Tea Room and dining in the Castle Restaurant.
The castle grounds boast more than 100 handicraft stalls featuring merchandise from local artists making this is the perfect opportunity to find that unique Christmas gift or decoration you won’t find in the crowded city stores.
For visitors who have enjoyed past years’ festivals, this year will host many new and exciting features, such as a live nativity scene, acoustic dulcimer music in the castle cellar and an even wider array of new booths and vendors.
The Castle Museum exhibition will also be open for guided tours from hosts in period costumes.

PROGRAM:

Concerts for kids in the Knights Hall:
Saturday:

  • 10:30 “Špalíček” (Christmas talk and concert)
  • 12:00 Recital „Christmas not only for Mr Mozart“
  • 13:00 “Špalíček” (Christmas talk and concert)
  • 15:00 Recital „Christmas not only for Mr Mozart“

Sunday:

  • 11:00 “Špalíček” (Christmas talk and concert)
  • 12:30 “Klenota” (Christmas Concert)
  • 14:00 “Špalíček” (Christmas talk and concert)
  • 15:30 “Klenota” (Christmas Concert)

(included in the Advent festival ticket)

Theatre for kids in the Dvořák Hall:
Saturday:

  • 11:00 Sváťa´s Theatre – Snow White
  • 13:30 Sváťa´s Theatre – “O Smolíčkovi”
  • 15:30 Štěpánka´s Theatre – Story about Rooster and Hen

Sunday:

  • 11:00 Sváťa´s Theatre – Snow White
  • 13:30 Sváťa´s Theatre – Goldilocks
  • 15:30 Sváťa´s Theatre – How Kitty and Doggie celebrate Christmas

(Price for theatre CZK 30)

“Podřipský žesťový kvintet”

  • Musical performance by the Christmas tree (parking) – both days at 10 am, 11 am, 12 am, 1 pm, 2 pm

Admission

  • Adults CZK 130
  • Children CZK 60
  • Students/ Seniors CZK 80

Admission includes a castle tour or a concert.
30% discount on admission upon having valid ticket of ČD
Reservation of accompanying program necessary via phone 315 709 111.

We invite you to come and enjoy a truly unique experience with us!

 

PREVIOUS FESTIVALS

Pumpkin Day

Saturday, 15 October 2016 from 9 am until 5 pm
Each year before the end of the season, Nelahozeves Castle hosts an autumn celebration for all pumpkin lovers. Join us for the 4th annual Pumpkin Day. Last year we welcomed 1500 visitors and decorated over 760 kilograms of pumpkins!
The Castle will welcome visitors to the courtyard where guests will find great pumpkin workshops and assorted craft booths within the Castle’s Renaissance interiors. Children can look forward to theater performances, an adventurous trip to the Castle Park, and much more.
The day is perfect for a family day trip to the countryside and ideal for those who want to get into the spirit of the fall season!

Admission

Adults: CZK 110
Students/ Seniors: CZK 85
Children: CZK 60

Night of Castles

Saturday, 27 August 2016
Join us for the 7th Annual National Castle Night! Organized by Národní památkový ústav, the annual “Hradozámecká noc” event will take place on the last Saturday in August. The program features castles after dark and offers visitors a rare opportunity to explore the mysterious interiors and exteriors after the sun goes down. This year, Nelahozeves Castle will welcome guests participating in the program for the 5th time. Come and see the enchanting Castle at night and enjoy night tours, romantic meals by candlelight and so much more!

Spring Pottery Market

Saturday, 16 April and Sunday, 17 April 2016
This hugely popular, family-friendly event celebrates traditional Bohemian pottery and ceramics, music, wine and food in the magnificent interiors and on the lovely grounds of The Castle.
The two-day program includes tours of The Castle’s exhibition, Private Spaces: A Noble Family at Home, by guides in period costume; falconry shows; historical games and activities; a puppet theater and a variety of children’s craft workshops.
An excellent assortment of lunch and dessert options from Lobkowicz Catering are served in the serene courtyard and garden, and award-winning Lobkowicz Roudnice wines can be sampled and purchased at stands throughout the property.
Also open throughout the weekend is the Castle Gift Shop, where you can find a wonderful selection of unique gifts, including jewelry, hand-blown glass, postcards and other souvenirs.