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košíkPotštejn Chateau

Czech Zámek Potštejn

Jarníkova 1, 517 43 Potštejn

Perhaps as early as the first half of the 15th century the owners of the Potštejn domain built an aristocratic estate with a fortress to replace the run-down castle on the hill above the small town; the remains of this fortress can be identified today in the cellar of the chateau. The growth in the importance of the estate and fortress required substantial expansion of the fortress and reconstruction in the Renaissance... Full description

Perhaps as early as the first half of the 15th century the owners of the Potštejn domain built an aristocratic estate with a fortress to replace the run-down castle on the hill above the small town; the remains of this fortress can be identified today in the cellar of the chateau. The growth in the importance of the estate and fortress required substantial expansion of the fortress and reconstruction in the Renaissance style.

Did you know that in 1945-1946 the chateau was rented out to the Embassy of Great Britain with the purpose of the British Ambassador's holiday?

Telephone: +420 494 546 064, +420 728 939 028
Email: zamekpotstejn@zamekpotstejn.cz
Web: https://www.zamekpotstejn.cz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Z%C3%A1mek-P...
GPS: 50°4'56.29"N 16°18'30.8"E
311 m above sea level


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Category cellar, chateau
Certificates and memberships partner of the association of the Eagle Mountains and Foothills Tourist stamp
Cultural monument, National cultural monument
Style baroque (90%)
Services bicycle rental, bicycle storage area, demonstration of crafts, dogs welcome, event planning and hosting, free WiFi, horse-drawn carriage ride, night-time walking tours, Occasional concerts, sale of cycling and tourist maps of region, 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, EuroCard / MasterCard, VISA, VISA Electron
First year open to the public 2006
Date of construction 1749
Year of latest reconstruction 2011
Distance from parking lot 0 m (own)
  • capacity personal: 20, free
  • capacity coaches: 4, free

Tours / exhibitions

Opening hours
(GMT +1)
  • May, September Sa, Su, state and other holidays (non-working days) 9:00-16:00
  • June Sa, Su 9:00-17:00
  • July, August Tu-Su, state and other holidays (non-working days) 9:00-17:00
  • year round all day (groups only by reservation)

Before visiting the building we recommend checking the current opening hours on the building's website or by contacting the operator by telephone.

closed Closed right now, as per business hours
Tour of chateau interiors
Description Historiacl interiors of the noble houses of Harbuval Chamará and Dobrzenský, marble hall with precious rococo ceiling.
Opening hours
(GMT +1)
Last tour before closing: 40 min.
Sightseeing time: 40 min.
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech, English), printed guide (English)
Exhibition specialization regional history
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide 1/25
Castle park
Description The park survived several difficult periods in time and nevertheless managed to maintain its historical character with numerous romantic corners. Over the past years it has undergone extensive revitalisation and was designed in English style. The rose garden is the gem of the entire park.
Opening hours
(GMT +1)
Sightseeing time: 30 min.
Fairy tale tour in Baroque costumes
Description Popular tours acted out in an entertaining and original way, familiarising visitors with the local nobility of the mid 18th century. Countess Anna Marie Harbuval Chamare takes visitors through the chateau chambers and for the entire duration the elderly obedient maid Marycka takes care of the visitors.
Opening hours
(GMT +1)
Sightseeing time: 45 min.
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech)
Exhibition specialization regional history
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide 1/25
Night tours of the chateau
Description Unique night tour of the chateau, which enables visitors to experience the lives of chateau lords and ladies of the 18th century at night.
Opening hours
(GMT +1)
Sightseeing time: 50 min.
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech)
Exhibition specialization regional history
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide 10/25
Bubákov, mysterious cellar system
Description A unique tour of the chateau cellar, familiarising visitors with the story of the Potštejn past full of mysterious ghosts of historical characters. Visitors can meet e.g. with the theiving knight Mikuláš of Potštejn and his faithful assistant Křivohubý Ješek.
Opening hours
(GMT +1)
Last tour before closing: 20 min.
Sightseeing time: 20 min.
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech)
Exhibition specialization legends / myths / ghosts
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide 1/6
Fairy tale land
Description Game room for children over 2 years of age, who can spend their time here among fairy tale characters.
Opening hours
(GMT +1)
Sightseeing time: 15 min.
Exhibition specialization legends / myths / ghosts

Availability

Distance from parking lot 0 m (own)
  • capacity personal: 20, free
  • capacity coaches: 4, free
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