Lobkowicz Palace Museum

Following the Velvet Revolution of 1989 and a twelve-year restitution process, the Lobkowicz family once again became the rightful owner of its Palace in 2002. After more than four years of planning, restoration and refurbishment, the Palace – hosting the Lobkowicz Palace Museum with parts of the Lobkowicz Collections, a restaurant, and many beautifully adorned event rooms – was opened to the public on April 2, 2007. The complete renovation of the Palace not only revitalized an important cultural site in the heart of Europe, but also dramatically expanded the Lobkowicz family’s possibility to make the Collections accessible to Czech and international audiences.

 
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Where History and Nobility Come Alive

The Lobkowicz Palace (ranked #1 museum in Prague by TripAdvisor for both 2015 and 2016) is home to the highly acclaimed The Lobkowicz Collections, the oldest and largest private collection in the Czech Republic.

The Museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore the history of Europe through the unique perspective of the Lobkowicz family. Set in 22 beautifully appointed galleries, the Museum displays a selection of some of the finest pieces from The Collections, including many of international significance.

Highlights from the Museum include works by masters such as Canaletto, Brueghel the Elder, Cranach, and Velázquez; an impressive display of family and royal portraits; fine porcelain, ceramics and rare decorative arts dating from the 13th to 20th centuries; an extensive collection of military and sporting rifles from the 16th to 18th centuries; and musical instruments and original scores and manuscripts by Beethoven and Mozart, including Beethoven’s 4th and 5th symphonies and Mozart’s re-orchestration of Handel’s Messiah.

Visitors are ushered through the galleries by the museum’s very popular audio guide, which explains important details of European history and the seven-hundred-year history of the Lobkowicz family, including the dramatic story of how the family lost everything twice (first to the Nazis and then to the Communist regime) and got it back – twice. Narrated by two generations of the Lobkowicz family and the Chief Curator of The Collections, this engaging and informative free audio guide in 8 languages is always highly recommended by visitors from all over the world.

For more history about the Lobkowicz Palace click here.

 

 
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Audio Guide

The engaging, music-filled, one-hour audio guide escorts visitors through the museum collections and key events in European history, from the very unique and personal perspective of the Lobkowicz family. The audio guide always receives rave reviews and we encourage all visitors to take advantage of this service, which is free with the price of admission. The English-language version is narrated by two generations of the Lobkowicz family and the Chief Curator. In addition to English, the audio guide is also available in Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

 

 

Prague InSpires Panorama

Every trip to Prague should begin with this 30-minute “insider’s guide” to the city. As you stand on the terrace of the Lobkowicz Palace enjoying the exquisite 180° panoramic view, you will be both entertained and enlightened by this historic “Bird’s-Eye” tour.
Narrated by Alexandra & William Lobkowicz – they will share with you their personal insights, stories, and remembrances of one of the world’s most enchanting and magical cities. The tour introduces visitors to over a dozen of Prague’s most important sites, such as Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Town Square and Charles Bridge. It is accompanied by music commissioned especially for the Panorama Tour.

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