Czech Republic
Nelahozeves Castle

Located just a short drive north of Prague along the Vltava River, Nelahozeves Castle is a Renaissance gem that transports visitors back to the splendors of the 16th century. Read more

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Known for its rich history, splendid art collection, and beautiful architecture, the castle is a prime example of Bohemian nobility's lifestyle during the Renaissance period. Nelahozeves Castle was built in the 16th century, following the designs of Italian architects who were popular in Central Europe during that era. The castle is often referred to as the "Czech Versailles," given its stunning layout and décor. Owned by the Lobkowicz family for generations, the castle is remarkably well-preserved and is still privately owned, adding to its intrigue and allure.
Nelahozeves Castle stands as a beautiful relic of the Renaissance period in Bohemia, and its well-preserved state offers a unique journey back in time. With its outstanding art collections, historical significance, and stunning river views, the castle is an unmissable stop for anyone interested in Czech history and culture.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Nelahozeves Castle

Lobkowicz Collections

This private collection comprises artworks, musical instruments, and historic documents, some of which were owned by prominent figures like Beethoven and Mozart.

Architectural Highlights

From the castle's enchanting courtyard to its intricate sgraffito-decorated façades, there are architectural wonders at every turn.

Castle Interiors

The rooms are filled with antique furniture, tapestries, and period décor, offering visitors an authentic glimpse into noble life during the Renaissance.

Guided Tours

Knowledgeable guides provide insights into the castle’s history, architecture, and the important figures who once resided there.

Musical Events

The castle hosts various musical performances throughout the year, including classical concerts that pay tribute to the castle’s historical connection to renowned composers.

Family Activities

Nelahozeves Castle offers family-friendly activities and educational programs designed to engage younger visitors in learning about history and art.

Castle Gardens

Though not as expansive as some other Czech estates, the gardens at Nelahozeves are nonetheless charming and offer splendid views of the Vltava River.

Local Cuisine

A café on the castle grounds provides an opportunity to sample Czech delicacies, and nearby villages offer additional dining options.

Nearby Attractions

The town of Nelahozeves is charming, and the surrounding countryside offers hiking and cycling opportunities.

River Views

The castle overlooks the Vltava River, offering panoramic views that are especially striking during sunset.

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Prague Airport (17.32 km)

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Prague ZOO (17.97 km)

Prague Castle (20.35 km)

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