The permanent exhibition, Private Spaces: A Noble Family at Home, illustrates in extensive detail how an influential noble family lived in the 19th century. Inspired by the era of Ferdinand Zdenko, 10th Prince Lobkowicz (1858-1938), the twelve period rooms visited on the guided tour include the elegant Dining Room, the bedrooms of the Prince and Princess, the Music Room, the Prince’s Smoking Room, the Family Chapel, and the Prince’s Library featuring a rotating selection of books and manuscripts from the Lobkowicz Archive and the 65,000-volume Roudnice Lobkowicz Library.
In the Grand Drawing Room, important paintings by Brueghel the Elder, Rubens, Veronese and Panini, as well as exquisite pieces of pietra dura furniture, are on display.
Two of the largest galleries are devoted exclusively to hunting and shooting – country pursuits central to the social and recreational activity of the landed aristocracy. Staghorn furniture, trophy heads, personal hunting memorabilia and fine examples from the extensive gun collection are now on public display here for the first time.
Visitors are lead through the galleries by Castle guides, who describe in vivid detail the lifestyle of the family and the significance of the objects on display.
We would like to inform visitors that paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Younger and Jan Brueghel the Elder were temporarily loaned to the Lobkowicz Palace exposition.
The Castle season ends on 28 October 2018.
Opening Hours during Summer Season
23 March 2019 – 28 October 2019
Nelahozeves Castle is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day except Monday. The last tour begins at 4 pm.
Please note that entrance to the Castle is possible with a guided tour only. The maximum number of visitors per group is 20.
During summer, traditional tours begin every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s tours start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m only at the weekend.
New thematic tours:
Renaissance Architecture tour from the castle courtyard
Now all architecture and history fans can enjoy all the castle has to offer on this tour of the courtyard and lower level, without having to climb any stairs!
Lords and Ladies tour
Experience the days of high fashion, fine dining, and sport hunting. Visitors will see the ladies’ dressing rooms and experience noblewomen’s fashion. View the porcelain collections that adorn the castle dining room, and learn about aristocratic ways of dining and serving dishes. Visit the richly equipped armory, where you can find out where nobles hid bottles of liquor among hunting trophies.
Are you planning to come to Nelahozeves Castle with a group? Don’t hesitate to ask us about specially priced entrance tickets and service packages. Whether you are a travel agency, school, company or group of friends, our team would be happy to prepare a package price just for you. In addition to tours, we can also arrange Lobkowicz wine and beer tastings and lunch right at the castle restaurant or in one of the private lounges on the first floor of the castle.
For more information about pricing and additional services that can make your visit to Nelahozeves Castle an unforgettable experience, please contact Michaela Martinická on tel +420 777 632 391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dogs are not allowed to enter the Castle. Thank you for understanding.
Opening Hours during Winter Season
30 October 2017 – 30 March 2018
The castle is closed during a winter season, however, group tours can be reserved in advance and are available during the off season. Please contact us by phone +420 315 709 154 or by e-mail email@example.com to plan an off season trip.
Wine Tastings at Nelahozeves Castle
The Lobkowicz family has been cultivating its ancestral vineyards in the Roudnice region of Bohemia, near the historic family seat of Roudnice Castle, since 1603. It is from these vineyards that the Lobkowicz wines, known as some of the very finest in the country, are produced. Our wines have received countless awards through the years, and one was chosen to be served during the main course of President Havel’s State Dinner for Queen Elizabeth II.
Organized wine tastings at Nelahozeves Castle allow you and your guests the opportunity to be guided through the history of the Lobkowicz Winery and sample a selection of its best wines.
Basic, full-scale and deluxe VIP tastings are available to suit every budget. Whether organized on their own or as part of a larger program, these distinctive events are informative, entertaining and memorable for all.