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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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The Pernstein Women and Europe
Temporary Exhibition at Nelahozeves Castle

Nelahozeves Castle

On Friday, June 4, a new exhibition called Pernstein Women and Europe will be 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...


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…