Nelahozeves Castle

One of Bohemia’s finest Renaissance castles, this 16th-century estate is perched above the Vltava River, 35 km from Prague. It features a permanent exhibition and gift shop, festivals, surrounding gardens, and elegant Italian-inspired architecture.  

Opening Hours
Monday: Closed 
Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00–18:00

We would like to inform visitors that on Saturday August 15th the workshops and special programme will not take place. The tours will operate as usual. Thank you for understanding.

and Tours


Live Saturdays

School Programs

Outdoor Activites

Exhibition and Tours

In the exhibition Private Spaces: A Noble Family at Home step back in time and experience how a noble family lived in the 19th century. Walk through the private living quarters of this magnificent estate. The historic furnishings include works by Brueghel, Rubens, Veronese and more.

Built in the second half of 16th century

Works by Brueghel, Rubens and Veronese

Accessible by bike, train, boat or carriage


Nelahozeves Castle was built for Florian Griesbeck von Griesbach (1504-1588), the private secretary and close adviser to Emperor Ferdinand I. Taking over 60 years to build, the family’s financial difficulties forced the sale of the encumbered estate to Polyxena, 1st Princess Lobkowicz.

Live Saturdays

Nelahozeves Castle is famous for its family-friendly festivals that celebrate traditional Bohemian country life. Pottery, Pumpkin and Christmas Advent festivals feature local crafts, music, games, performances and a wide variety of food, wine and homemade specialties.

School Programs

The rich history of Nelahozeves Castle, its surroundings, and items from The Lobkowicz Collections are used as tools to enhance school curriculum.

Outdoor activities

Explore the castle’s surrounding grounds and enjoy a variety of fun recreational activities. 



Nelahozeves 1, 
277 51 Nelahozeves,
Czech Republic