News

Prague Art Week 

September 8, 2022

We're proud to share that the House of Lobkowicz is joining more than fifty museums, institutions, and collections in the week-long program of cultural celebrations by opening the doors of the Lobkowicz Palace Museum for free this weekend.
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Chateau Lobkowicz Roudnice  

September 1, 2022

This year, the Lobkowicz Castle Winery has undergone some fundamental changes. From September 2022, our wines will now be sold under the name Chateau Lobkowicz Roudnice. The new name is intended to strengthen the position of Roudnice wines of the Czech market, and to emphasize the pride that the Lobkowicz family takes in the wine’s origin of Roudnice nad Labem. Read More...


Art in 60 Seconds - Bezoar

August 31, 2022

A bezoar is a mass formed in the digestive tract from indigestible material that has been swallowed. It is found mostly in ruminants (and more rarely in other animals, including monkeys and humans), and is formed by the gradual accumulation and compression of undigested food residues or materials ingested with food.  Read More...


Restoration of the Chinese Belvedere in Lobkowicz Palace

August 26, 2022, Lobkowicz Palace

We have completed the restoration of the Chinese Belvedere Room in the Lobkowicz Palace. During the restoration, which started at the end of March and was completed at the end of July, all minor and major damages were repaired, and the windows were replaced. All painted surfaces were properly cleaned, missing layers of pigment retouched, and any elements in need of repair fixed, to ensure its future preservation. Read More...


PKF - LOBKOWICZ abonmá: Haydn. Mozart

August 15, 2022, Lobkowicz Palace

Technical maturity, diversity of expression – these are only some of the attributes which critics use to describe the art of Konstantin Krimell, a young baritone with Romanian-German roots.  Read More...


Grant for the exhibition in the reconstructed Birth House of Antonín Dvořák

July 15, 2022

Over the course of this year, the comprehensive revitalization of Antonín Dvořák's birthplace in Nelahozeves will begin. Read More...


Meeting of the Presidency of the Czech Republic of the Council of the EU in Lobkowicz Palace

July 11, 2022, Lobkowicz Palace

On July 1, 2022, the Czech Republic took over the Presidency of the EU Council. We are very honored that in the first month after taking over the Presidency, two very prestigious events, including a meeting of Ministers, were held at the Lobkowicz Palace – and more will follow.


Students from Juniata College in Nelahozeves 

June 16, 2022

In spring 2022, the Lobkowicz Collections welcomed students and professors from Juniata College, one of the best liberal arts colleges in the United States, for the second time. 
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PKF - LOBKOWICZ abonmá: Mozart. Gluck. Fine. Beethoven

Lobkowiczký palác, May 27, 2022

Music director and chief conductor of PKF - Prague Philharmonia Emmanuel Villaume returns to the Metropolitan Opera in New York in the season 2021—2022 in the project The Met: Live in HD (Cinderella), to the Deutsche Oper (Hoffmann's short stories) in Berlin, Theater de la Monnaie in Brussels (Carmen) and the Dallas Opera, where he holds the position of Music Director (Orlando, Aida and Jonathan Dove's Flight). Read More...


250,000 Czech crowns for humanitarian organization MAGNA

May 6, 2022

On Friday, May 6, 2022, Alexandra and William Lobkowicz presented the founder of humanitarian organization MAGNA, Denisa Augustinová, with the total proceeds raised at the “Tribute to Heroes” benefit. Read More...


Přípitek z Roudnice Wine Shop

April 19, 2022

Přípitek z Roudnice is a modern wine shop in the heart of Karlín with a complete selection of wines from the Lobkowicz family winery in Roudnice nad Labem. Read More...


Season Opening at Nelahozeves Castle

March 25, 2022

Like many other landmarks, Nelahozeves Castle reopens for the season during the last week of March—Saturday, March 26, 2022. Read More...


In Memory of a Czech Heroine:
Madeleine Albright

March 23, 2022

Born Marie Jana Korbelová, better known to the world as Madeleine Albright, we remember this formidable woman who served as the first female U.S. secretary of state, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a beloved professor, and an advocate for democracy, diplomacy, and human rights. Read More...


PKF - LOBKOWICZ abonma: 
Bach. Mozart. Mendelssohn

Lobkowicz Palace, February 24, 2022

The vibrant season will conclude with a concert featuring a South Korean musical marvel — the violinist Bomsori Kim, laureate of the ARD Munich Competition and winner of an incredible number of prizes from the most challenging international violin competitions — the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels, Jean Sibelius in Helsinki, Joseph Joachim in Hannover, Henryk Wieniawski in Poznan and international competitions in Montreal and Sendai. Read More...


"Everything had to fit together"

February 17, 2022

Meet the creators of the new House of Lobkowicz visual identity, Aleš Najbrt and Jakub Spurný, from the renowned graphic design firm, Studio Najbrt. Read more...


In Memoriam: Pepper de Callier
1946–2022

February 10, 2022

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our dear friend and long-time chairman of the Lobkowicz Collections Advisory Board, Pepper de Callier, who passed away on January 29, 2022. Read More...


House of Lobkowicz Reveals New Visual Identity

December 15, 2021

All cultural sites and divisions of House of Lobkowicz, including the Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle, Nelahozeves Castle, Roudnice Castle, Střekov Castle, and the Lobkowicz Collections, will adapt to an updated visual identity starting 2022. The new logo’s designer, the renowned Studio Najbrt, designed the visual rebranding of the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary and the National Gallery in Prague, among other examples. Read More...


Non-Fungible Castle: A 21st-Century Path to Cultural Philanthropy

Lobkowicz Palace, November 11, 2021

The House of Lobkowicz hosted a week-long, free exhibition and international conference, called Non-Fungible Castle, at the Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle, Czech Republic. Read More...


PKF - LOBKOWICZ abonma: 
Gluck. Mozart. Haydn

Lobkowicz Palace, October 25, 2021

The next PKF performance  will be hosted in the magical Lobkowicz Palace on November 3, 2021. The young Franco-Belgian cellist, who signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon in April 2017, understands art’s power to bring people together, to unite individuals from diverse cultures, countries and backgrounds. Her charismatic artistry is driven by a passion for life and a desire to inspire others to open their hearts to the wonder and emotion of classical music. Camille Thomas performs on famous “Feuermann” Stradivarius as a loan from the Nippon Music Foundation. 
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Pumpkin Festival Cancelled This Year 

Nelahozeves Castle, October 5, 2021

Dear Visitors, due to logistical circumstances, the Pumpkin Festival has unfortunately been cancelled this year. 


PKF - LOBKOWICZ abonmá: 
Janáček. Mozart. Suk

Lobkowicz Palace, October 5, 2021

The next PKF performance  will be hosted in the magical Lobkowicz Palace on October 18, 2021. Stefan Dohr has been proclaimed the “king of his instrument” by the New York Chronicle. As the principal horn of the Berlin Philharmonic who has performed as a soloist under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado and Christian Thielemann, he is undoubtedly the most proficient candidate to show off the beauty of this instrument. Read More...


Non-Fungible Castle

Lobkowicz Palace, September 30, 2021

NFT exhibition and conference in Prague bridges traditional art and crypto.
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New Partnership with Boston Baroque

September 24, 2021

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Boston Baroque, America’s first Baroque Orchestra. This integrated partnership will allow us to expand our musical offerings, including special concerts, Spotlight lectures, and more musical stories from the Lobkowicz Collections. Read More...
 

Yo-Yo Ma Visits Antonín Dvořák Birth House

Dvořák Birth House, September 20, 2021

On September 3, 2021, we were honored to welcome Yo-Yo-Ma for a historic visit to the Antonín Dvořák Birth House in Nelahozeves. The world-renowned cellist not only learned about our plans to renovate the house, but also explored the surrounding sights and sounds that inspired Dvořák—the local church where he played the violin and organ, the riverbank, the trains passing by...
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Highlights From the Dvořák Nelahozeves Classical Music Festival

Nelahozeves Castle, September 8, 2021

The 70th Dvořák Festival, commemorating the 180th anniversary of world-renowned Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, is successfully behind us.
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The Pernstein Women and Europe
 Exhibition Extended

Nelahozeves Castle, September 1, 2021

On Friday, June 4, a new exhibition called Pernstein Women and Europe was opened for visitors at Nelahozeves Castle. The exhibition, created by Pavel Marek from the University of Pardubice and Tomáš Libánek from the East Bohemian Museum in Pardubice, explores the fascinating role of women from the Czech aristocratic Pernstein family, who had a significant influence on European diplomacy. The exhibition will also include samples of period clothing prepared by Martina Hřibová from Tomas Bata University in Zlín and a unique jewelry collection entitled “Jewel for Lobkowicz,” created by students from the Faculty of Design and Art of Ladislav Sutnar at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Read More...


The 70th Dvořák Festival at Nelahozeves

Nelahozeves Castle, July 22, 2021

The annual Dvořák Nelahozeves Classical Music Festival celebrates the birth of world-renowned Czech composer, Antonín Dvořák (September 8, 1841–May 1, 1904). This year marks the 180th anniversary of the composer’s birth, for which we are preparing a rich festival program. Read More...


Spend the summer with us!

July 22, 2021

Travel to the Lobkowicz monuments and collect wines with labels from every location! Read More...


PKF – LOBKOWICZ abonmá:
Dvořák. Voříšek

Lobkowicz Palace, June 24, 2021

Already at the beginning of his so far short career, the young Slovak singer Peter Kellner has already performed as a soloist in all professional opera houses in Slovakia. Abroad, he multiplied his success and credited his performances at the Graz Opera, the Vienna State Opera or the Royal Opera House and Wigmore Hall in London. He has given concerts with leading ensembles such as the Camerata Salzburg, the Vienna Philharmonic and the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Experts predict him a long career for his immeasurable talent. Read More...


Portraits of Max Lobkowicz by František Drtikol at Nelahozeves Castle

Nelahozeves Castle, June 7, 2021

Every year, the curators at the Lobkowicz Collections prepare a temporary exhibition of archival materials not normally available to the public. This year, visitors can look forward to portraits of diplomat Maximilian Lobkowicz (1888-1967) taken by internationally renowned Czech photographer, František Drtikol.
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PKF — LOBKOWICZ series: Haydn. Mozart. Vranický

Lobkowicz Palace, June 4, 2021

The first PKF performance of the year will be hosted in the magical Lobkowicz Palace on June 9, 2021. Read More...


Lobkowicz Summer Camp Programs for Children

Children ages 7–12 are invited to experience our new summer camp programs, now on offer at the Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle and Nelahozeves Castle.   
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New Music Galleries at the Lobkowicz Palace

Lobkowicz Palace, May 11, 2021

The Lobkowicz Palace will open its doors starting May 6, 2021 at 10:00. Visitors can look forward to a new exhibition titled ‘Portrait in Music’. Czech architects Martin Hrdina and Michal Pavlík redesigned two rooms into the shape of a Baroque guitar, creating the impression of walking through a musical instrument. The inclusion of audio-visual technology brings an interactive element to the galleries. For example, visitors can get lost in the music of Beethoven streaming from one of the sound showers, surrounded by portraits of musical luminaries and Lobkowicz family members. The new exhibition is open every Thursday and Friday from 10:00 to 17:00, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. Read More...


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Partnership with Collegium 1704

May 10, 2021

Starting May 2021, the Lobkowicz Collections has partnered with Prague Baroque orchestra Collegium 1704. The ensemble was founded by harpsichordist and director Václav Luks on the occasion of the Bach - Prague - 2005 project. Since 2007, Collegium 1704 has been performing at festivals across Europe. In 2008, the Prague - Dresden Music Bridge was launched, connecting the rich cultural traditions of both cities. Collaborations with world-renowned soloists Magdalena Kožena, Vivica Genaux, Bejun Mehta and others in 2012 culminated in a second Collegium 1704 concert series at Prague´s Rudolfinum. Since fall of 2015, these two cycles have merged as one concert season hosted in both Prague and Dresden.
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Interview with Pepper de Callier

January 22, 2021

Columnist and best-selling author of the Common Sense Wisdom trilogy, Pepper de Callier has dedicated his career to understanding and counseling leaders worldwide. He is a founder and former chairman of the supervisory board of Aspen Institute Central Europe. As long-time chairman of the Lobkowicz Collections advisory board, Pepper sheds light on his career and involvement with Lobkowicz cultural heritage work.
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Expansion of Music Rooms at the Lobkowicz Palace

November 4, 2020

In June 2019, we completed the final phase of cataloguing the Lobkowicz Music Archive. This six-year project was led by Vassar College Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Kathryn Libin, in collaboration with Dr. Petr Slouka, Curator of the Lobkowicz Music Collection, and Soňa Černocká, Curator of the Lobkowicz Library and Archive. The work was also supported by five Vassar College students and alumnae: Alison DeSimone, Ella Middleton, Ava Linvog, Joe Gusmano, and Alex Bartholomew.  Read more...


PKF — LOBKOWICZ series
Haydn. Kodály

Lobkowicz Palace, October 8, 2020

On Friday, October 9th, 2020 Lobkowicz Palace will host another performance in the PKF-Lobkowicz series. Read more...


Karel Jeřábek
(October 26, 1899 – September 21, 1950)

Roudnice Castle, September 21, 2020

Today marks 70 years since the tragic death of long-time Lobkowicz librarian and archivist Karel Jeřábek.  Read more...


Czech Philanthropists Meeting

Lobkowicz Palace, September 9, 2020

On September 9, 2020, a group of leading Czech philanthropists met for an event at the Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle. The aim of the event, which was organized by the Via Clarita Endowment Fund, was to share the recent activities of various patrons and further cultivate philanthropic activity in the Czech Republic. Read more...


Lobkowicz Thank You

Nelahozeves Castle, August 22, 2020

William Lobkowicz has personally thanked the medical and social services workers, delegates of clubs for seniors and asylum houses  for their dedicated work and extraordinary effort in fighting Covid 19 during a friendly meeting at Nelahozeves Castle. Read more...


The 69th Dvořák Festival at Nelahozeves

The festival will take place on Sunday, September 6, 2020. The all-day event will unite the main sites of the village — Dvořák’s Birth House, St. Andrew’s Church, Nelahozeves Castle, and the Nelahozeves Park — and will offer a rich and diverse program which includes musical performances, guided tours of Dvořák's Birth House, and family-friendly activities. Read more...


Visit Lobkowicz Sites with a Combination Ticket

Our new combination ticket offers admission at a discounted rate to all four Lobkowicz sites in the Czech Republic: Lobkowicz Palace, Nelahozeves Castle, Roudnice Castle, and Střekov Castle. Visitors can enjoy this unique opportunity to explore the distinct cultural experiences housed at each of these settings. Read more...


Dvořák House Museum Exhibition Brief

July 17, 2020

The Lobkowicz Collections, o.p.s. are today launching a tender process to appoint the Exhibition Design team for the transformation of the Antonín Dvořák Birth House at Nelahozeves into a 21st century museum. Read more...


We are reopening!

Lobkowicz Palace, May 22, 2020

After over two months of closing our museums and castles, we are excited to welcome you back. On Monday, May 25th, the Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle will be fully reopened to the public. On Tuesday, May 26th, in addition to outdoor spaces, Nelahozeves Castle and Střekov Castle will open its indoor exhibitions. Read more…


A Cooking Battle Awaits

Lobkowicz Palace, February 20, 2020

On February 28, Restaurant Goldie at Hotel Nautilus in Tábor will host local chefs Martin Svatek and Martin Pudil, whose cooking skills will be put to the test as they compete against each other. Roman Líbal, sommelier of the Lobkowicz Roudnice Winery is tasked with providing the wine pairings for each dish. Read more…


Beethoven Room at the Lobkowicz Palace

Lobkowicz Palace, January 13, 2020

The musical treasures displayed in this exhibition offer a rare glimpse into the music-making and connoisseurship of the Lobkowicz family. Read more…


Beethoven’s Eroica

Lobkowicz Palace, January 9, 2020

This is the very first printed edition of instrumental parts for Beethoven’s famous Symphony No. 3 in E flat, known as the “Eroica”, the ‘heroic’ symphony. The symphony was originally called “Bonaparte” and was intended to be dedicated to Napoleon. Read more…


Jan Brueghel the Elder: A Magnificent Draughtsman

Lobkowicz Palace, December 6, 2019

On the 450th anniversary of the death of Peter Bruegel the Elder, arguably the most prominent Flemish painter of the 16th century, Brussels and Antwerp will commemorate the crucial role this innovative painter had in landscape painting. The Snijders&Rockoxhuis museum in Antwerp is organizing an exhibition of works by his son, Jan Brueghel the Elder titled, Jan Brueghel the Elder: A Magnificent Draughtsman. Read more…


Domov Palata: Tour for the visually impaired

Lobkowicz Palace, November 8, 2019

On Friday the 8th of November, 2019, the Lobkowicz Palace organized a special tour of our Museum for visitors from Domov Palata (Palat’s Home). Since being founded in 1983, Domov Palata has been dedicated to providing comprehensive care to people with visual impairments, as well as trying to maintain their self-sufficiency for as long as possible. The group visited our exposition as part of a rich cultural program. Read more…


PKF Lobkowicz Series: Horovitz, Bach, Martinů

Lobkowicz Palace, November 11, 2019

The last PKF performance of the year will be hosted in the magical Lobkowicz Palace November 11th, 2019. Remarkable evenings in the Imperial Hall attract guests to special gatherings with the curators of the Lobkowicz Collections and to fascinating discussion about history and the present. Read more…


PKF Lobkowicz Series: Mozart, Roussel, Sinigaglia

Lobkowicz Palace, October 16, 2019

Remarkable evenings in the magical Lobkowicz Palace attract guests to special gatherings with the curators of the Lobkowicz Collections and to fascinating discussion about subjects connecting both history and the present. Read more…