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košíkČastolovice - chateau

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Masarykova 1, 517 50 Častolovice

The history of Častolovice Chateau extends back to the 13th century when a water fortress stood in the valley of the confluence of the Bělá and Kněžna Rivers. This fortress was built on massive wooden pillars in the middle of the water. The structure was reconstructed as a Renaissance chateau at the turn of the 17th century. In addition to a farmbuildings, brewery, distillery, and wash houses the grounds also included... Full description

The history of Častolovice Chateau extends back to the 13th century when a water fortress stood in the valley of the confluence of the Bělá and Kněžna Rivers. This fortress was built on massive wooden pillars in the middle of the water. The structure was reconstructed as a Renaissance chateau at the turn of the 17th century. In addition to a farmbuildings, brewery, distillery, and wash houses the grounds also included orchards, fish ponds, and a mill with a 1 km long millrace. In the year 1694 the Šternberk family bought Častolovice as their main residence. Up until the 20th century the chateau went though numerous reconstructions in various styles. Following 1948 the chateau passed into state ownership and a boarding school a large part of the structure. This led to the devastation of the chateau and to inappropriate modifications. In 1993 the chateau was returned to Diana Phipps Sternberg in restitution; she was the only original inhabitant of the chateau to survive until its return, after which the chateau began a new life once again.

Did you know that Katerina of Šternberk, known as the "Black Lady Častlovická", supposedly at night she steps out from the painting and wanders around the chateau?

Telephone: +420 494 323 646, +420 732 832 442
Email: info@zamek-castolovice.cz
Web: www.zamek-castolovice.cz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/zamekcastolo...
GPS: 50°7'51.24"N 16°11'14.07"E
273 m above sea level


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Category chateau, gallery, mini zoo, museum, park
Certificates and memberships partner of the association of the Eagle Mountains and Foothills Tourist stamp
Cultural monument
Style Renaissance (90%)
Services barrier-free WC, bicycle storage area, children's corner, dogs welcome, event planning and hosting, free WiFi, Occasional concerts, sale of novelties and souvenirs, sale of tourist cards, sale of tourist stamps, snacks, space available for rent, WC, weddings and other celebrations
Staff languages Czech, English, German
Accepted forms of payment Czech korunas in cash, Euro in cash
Site grounds 160000 m2
Distance from parking lot 10 m
  • capacity personal: 50, price: 40 CZK / day
  • capacity coaches: 5, price: 90 CZK / day monitored

Tours / exhibitions

Castle area
Description Historical interiors with original wooden painted compartment ceilings, valuable equipment, various collections of paintings, guns, etc. to show the life style as well as living standards of the Stemberk family in the course of four centuries. You can see works of contemporary painting artists at the courtyard of a small gallery.
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Russian), printed guide (Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian)
Exhibition specialization regional history
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide 3/25
Chateau menagerie
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech), descriptions (Czech)

Availability

Distance from parking lot 10 m
  • capacity personal: 50, price: 40 CZK / day
  • capacity coaches: 5, price: 90 CZK / day monitored
The nearest train stations
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The nearest airport
  • international: Pardubice (35 km), Mnichovo Hradiště (96 km), Brno Tuřany (115 km)
  • domestic: Žamberk (19 km), Vysoké Mýto (22 km), Ústí nad Orlicí (24 km)
  • sport aviation facility: Choceň (17 km), Jehnědí (20 km), Kunětice (27 km)

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