Season Opening at Nelahozeves Castle

March 26, 2022

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

As part of the guided tours, visitors can look forward to a temporary exhibition of rare maps by German cartographer, mathematician, and astronomer, Martin Waldseemüller.

Martin Waldseemüller (1470–1520) is considered one of the most influential figures in the history of cartography. His most famous work is a map of the world from 1507, known for being the first map to use the name America. Waldseemüller named the land after Amerigo Vespucci, whose short travel log published in Europe in 1503 first pointed out that the newly-discovered land was in fact a separate continent. In his later works, Waldseemüller ceased using it; the name, however, continued to be used by others. Rare maps from Waldseemüller's pivotal work—an atlas published in 1513—are exhibited in the first room of the permanent exhibition. This collection's woodcut maps are appreciated by experts and connoisseurs alike as some of the most impressive historical maps of all time. 

Nelahozeves Castle is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 to 17:00. A tour of the castle's collections is only possible with a guide.