Czech Republic

Kozel Castle is a romantic hunting lodge located near Pilsen in the Czech Republic. Designed in the neo-classical architectural style, the castle and its surrounding gardens provide a fairy-tale setting that captivates all who visit. Read more

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Kozel Castle is one of the Czech Republic's hidden gems, often overshadowed by the country's more famous landmarks. Built in the late 18th century by the architect Václav Haberditz, the castle was initially a hunting lodge. It features a circular layout with a large central courtyard, which is a rarity among Czech castles. The castle is set within an idyllic landscape, surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and a tranquil pond, which are perfect for leisurely walks. One of the highlights is the castle's stable, which houses a collection of historical horse-drawn carriages. The interior showcases well-preserved rooms furnished with period furniture and artworks. Visitors can take guided tours to delve deeper into the castle's history, architecture, and the lives of its former inhabitants.
Whether you're a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or just someone looking for a serene getaway, Kozel Castle offers something for everyone.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Kozel Castle

Central Courtyard

The castle's unique circular courtyard is a must-see, offering a different perspective on traditional castle layouts.

Kozel Gardens

Wander through beautifully landscaped gardens that feature a variety of plants, sculptures, and fountains.

Castle Stable

Visit the historic stable to see an interesting collection of horse-drawn carriages and learn about equine history.

Kozel Pond

The serene pond near the castle is perfect for a peaceful walk or a romantic boat ride.

Guided Tours

These tours provide insightful narratives about the castle's history, its architecture, and the lives of its erstwhile residents.

Period Rooms

Inside the castle, visitors can explore rooms filled with period-appropriate furniture and artwork.


The castle's chapel is simple but elegant, often used for small concerts and ceremonies.

Local Craft Stores

A few shops near the castle offer local crafts and souvenirs, perfect for taking home a piece of Kozel.

Seasonal Events

The castle hosts various events throughout the year, including Christmas markets and summer festivals.

Nearby Hiking Trails

For the more adventurous, there are numerous hiking trails around the castle, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

What else to visit
In and around Kozel

Pilsen (13.52 km)

Step into Pilsen, the Bohemian city that gave the world its first pale lager, Pilsner beer. This vibrant metropolis is not just a paradise for beer lovers but also a treasure trove of history, architecture, and culture.

Zbiroh Chateau (26.76 km)

Step into a world of elegance and history at Zbiroh Chateau, one of the Czech Republic's hidden gems. This fairy-tale castle unites various architectural styles into a harmonious blend, offering a fascinating journey through time.

Kladruby Monastery (38.69 km)

Founded in the 12th century, Kladruby Monastery is one of the oldest and most significant monastic institutions in the Czech Republic.

Horsovsky Tyn (45.19 km)

Situated in the Plzeň Region, is a hidden gem along the Radbuza River. Steeped in medieval history and surrounded by natural beauty, this charming town is a tapestry of well-preserved architecture, inviting parks, and rich cultural traditions.

Koneprusy Cave (47.36 km)

Tucked away in the Bohemian Karst region, the Koněprusy Caves are the longest cave system in the Czech Republic. A subterranean wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites, these caves offer an ethereal journey into the Earth's prehistoric past.

Krivoklat Castle (47.62 km)

Atop a hill and surrounded by lush forests, Krivoklat Castle is a captivating destination that whisks you away to a world of medieval romance and royal intrigues. Located in the Czech Republic, this historic gem invites exploration and imagination.

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