Top 130 Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic


26. Zbiroh Chateau

History of Zbiroh Chateau begins in the 13th century when its first parts were built here. Now it is a luxury hotel that offers its guests unforgettable moments full of romance and history. Medieval feast, jugglers, musicians and dancers, Middle Ages, tasty meals and more you can experience here!

Zbiroh Chateau, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Zbiroh Chateau by

27. Loket Castle

Medieval Loket Castle sits on the rocky promontory surrounded by the river Ohří. It is in the middle of the picturesque town Loket and thanks to its 26 meters high tower offers amazing views of the town and its surroundings.

Loket Castle, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Loket Castle by Mdavid89

28. Mělník Castle

Mělník Castle offers a view of Lobkowicz family collections and wine cellars where you can taste wines from its own vineyards. It is located in the small town of Mělník where Vltava river meets with Labe river. Luxury wedding and accommodation is possible here as well.

Mělník castle, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Mělník castle by Zdeněk Fiedler

29. Červená Lhota Castle

Červená Lhota Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic. Many fairy tale movies were filmed here and inside you can visit an authentic apartment in the form it had in 1910 when the castle belonged to the last inhabitants – a noble family of Schönburg-Hartenstein.

Červená Lhota Castle, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Červená Lhota Castle by Kralpilot

30. Hrádek u Nechanic Chateau

Hrádek u Nechanic Chateau is one of the most Romantic buildings in the Czech Republic. Built in the 19th century in the Windsor Gothic style as the flagship residence of the Harrach family, this chateau is now one of the best places to go if you like playing golf.

Hrádek u Nechanic Chateau, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Hrádek u Nechanic Chateau by Kozuch

31. Konopiště Chateau

Konopiště Chateau was built in the 13th century and gained its current form in the 19th century thanks to Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, who lived here.

Its magnificent park covering an area of 340 hectares offers pleasant walks.

Konopiste Chateau, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Konopiště Chateau by Julius

32. Vlašim Chateau

Vlašim Chateau was built in the early 14th century by the Lords of Vlašim originally in the Gothic style. Later in the 15th and 16th centuries, it was gradually rebuilt into a representative noble residence in the Renaissance style. Adjacent to the chateau is a large park offering nice walks.

Vlasim Chateau, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Vlasim Chateau by Julius

33. Jemniště Chateau

Jemniště Chateau was built in the 18th century and now offers romantic engagements, weddings, family celebrations, corporate events and more. You can even stay here for a night in some of the beautiful apartments this chateau has to offer.

Jemniste Chateau, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Jemniště Chateau by Julius

34. Český Šternberk Castle

Český Šternberk Castle is one of the oldest castles in the country and is still held by the Sternberg family, who founded it back in 1241. Castle retained its Gothic appearance and during your visit, you will see 15 richly furnished rooms and dungeon.

Český Šternberk Castle, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Český Šternberk Castle by Julius

35. Telč Chateau

Telč Chateau is another Czech jewel located in the southern part of the country. It is located in the middle of beautiful UNESCO town of the eponymous name. Here you can see original and well-preserved interiors including the Golden Hall, which is one of the most beautiful rooms in the Chateau.

Telč Chateau, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Telč Chateau by Funke

36. Jindřichův Hradec Chateau

Jindřichův Hradec Chateau is one of the largest historical complexes in the Czech Republic. Its 32 meters high Black tower which served as a dungeon is one of the oldest buildings of the complex dating back to the 13th century.

Jindřichův Hradec Chateau, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Jindřichův Hradec Chateau by Herbert Ortner

37. Frýdlant Castle

One of the most visited historic buildings in the country is the 13th century Frýdlant Castle, which can be found in the northern part of the country in the small town of Frýdlant. The original Gothic castle was rebuilt over the centuries into a large Renaissance monument with rich decorations.

Frýdlant Castle, The Czech Republic
Frýdlant Castle by / Published with author’s permission

38. Litomyšl Chateau

Litomyšl Chateau was built in the 16th century and grew into the pearl of the High Renaissance. The castle had one famous brewer in the past. It was a father of Bedřich Smetana who later became a world-famous composer. Chateau including the historic centre of Litomyšl town was inscribed on UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1999.

Litomyšl Chateau, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Litomyšl Chateau by Michal Louč

39. Špilberk Castle

Brno is the 2nd largest city in the Czech Republic, just after Prague and its main landmark is towering on the hill right in the city centre. Built in the 13th century by Czech king Premysl Otakar II, Špilberk Castle gradually became a strong baroque fortress to finally serve as the heaviest prison in the Austrian monarchy. Fortunately, it is now a museum and became one of the most popular attractions in the region.

Špilberk Castle, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Špilberk Castle by Bjalek Michal

40. Děčín Castle

The dominant landmark of the town of Děčín is its monumental castle built high on the rock. Děčín Castle boats wonderful interiors as well as the baroque Rose Garden which made this castle famous thanks to its largest and most beautiful collections of roses in the Habsburg monarchy. From the terraces, you can then enjoy beautiful views over the city and its surroundings.

Děčín Castle, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Děčín Castle by Ondřej Koníček

41. Ploskovice Chateau

Ploskovice Chateau is amazing 18th century Baroque chateau located in the Ploskovice village not far from the city of Litoměřice. It offers large park covering an area of 8 hectares featured with fountains, pond, and a rare vegetation. This place is ideal also if you are looking for some luxury settings for your wedding ceremony.

Ploskovice Chateau, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Ploskovice Chateau by Thalion77~commonswiki

42. Slavkov Castle

One of the oldest and best preserved manor houses in the eastern part of the country – known as Moravia is that of Slavkov Chateau. Its large park with fountains and sculptures by Giovanni Giuliani offers pleasant walks as well as a six-hole golf course.

Slavkov Castle, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Slavkov Castle by Julius

43. Berchtold Chateau

If you want to visit many Czech castles and chateaux in just a single day then there is no better place to go for than Berchtold Chateau! Adjacent to the chateau is a garden with miniatures of these sights, but also with some fairy-tale figures to be admired by children! Berchtold Chateau is also a hotel and a delicious restaurant.

Berchtold Chateau, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Berchtold Chateau by Julius

44. Kost Castle

After a hiking experience in the Czech Paradise Nature Reserve you can visit one of the few medieval castles in the country – Kost Castle, which is situated at its borders. Founded in the 14th century, now a museum, this castle became one of the most popular attractions in the area.

Kost Castle, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Kost Castle by

45. Bezděz Castle

Bezděz Castle is the 13th century stone castle built high on the hill and is one of the hardest accessible castles in the country. You can visit its premises from April up to the end of October as it is usual for the majority of the Czech castles.

Bezděz Castle, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Bezděz Castle by Jan Sovka aka sovicka

46. Grabštejn castle

Grabštejn castle is a national monument with a long history dating back to the 13th century about which you can learn during the guided tour. The castle has been opened to the public since 1993 and features beautiful halls and a nice park that is ideal for a wedding ceremony.

Grabštejn castle, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Grabštejn castle by Zdeněk Fiedler

47. Hrubý Rohozec Chateau

Hrubý Rohozec Chateau can be found in the northern part of the country and offers three different tours that take you through different parts of the Chateau. It is really a large house as the tours together take 2,5 hours.

Hrubý Rohozec Chateau, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Hrubý Rohozec Chateau by Zdeněk Fiedler

48. Lemberk Castle

Early Baroque Castle known as Lemberk Castle was originally built as a Gothic castle in the 13th century but was rebuilt several times during its existence. Among others, you can see a summer house with a Baroque garden, lime avenue, water tower and the Chapel of the Holy Trinity, later known as the Church of the Blessed Zdislava.

Lemberk Castle, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Lemberk Castle by VitVit

49. Kuks Hospital

Kuks Hospital is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites where it was inscribed together with other Baroque monuments in the area. Kuks Hospital is a former institute for military veterans, now belong to one of the best Baroque examples in the country.

Kuks Hospital, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Kuks Hospital by elPadawan

50. Kokořín Castle

Kokořín Castle is well hidden in the forests of protected landscape area known as Kokořínsko – Máchův kraj. It was built in the 14th century but in the 17th century became one of the “cursed” castles (a list by Emperor Ferdinand), and was not allowed to be repaired. And such it was almost completely destroyed, but later in the 20th century was successfully renovated into its former appearance.

Kokořín Castle, the Czech Republic
Kokořín Castle by Julius

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  1. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs
    I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always exciting to read content from other writers and practice something from their web sites.

  2. Hi Julius,
    excellent web site! I also recommend chateau Velke Losiny, it is a great chateau with an interesting history!

  3. I would also sugest castle Žerotin in Novy Jičin, castle Žerotin in Valašske Meziriči, burg Štramberk, burg Cimburk, burg Slezskoostravian in Ostrava (or burg is not in this topic?). I have visited all of this suggested.
    Greetings from Croatia!

  4. Hi Julius!
    There are castles in Malenovice, Zlin, Chropyne and Napajedla.
    I was in Czech Republic last year and want to go again. This website is a good place to prepare for my next visit.

    • Julius

      Amazing! How many of them are still missing here on the list? 🙂 I will add all of them and I found another one – Lešná chateau. 🙂

    • Julius

      Hi Valentin, I have just added all the castles that you noted. Thank you, they are really amazing! 🙂

  5. Good job!! I dont speak English, so send only links from my region:

    Jablonné v Podještědí – Nový Falkenburk

    Ústí nad labem – Střekov (splendid, but damage that industrial city,
    castle ruins, partially repaired)

    Baltce – Hrad Houska (gateway to hell)

    Sloup v Čechách – Sloup

    Benešov nad Ploučnicí

    adding from Moravia, very special:
    Plumlov – Plumlov

    • Julius

      Thank you, Jana. They all are wonderful and will be added on the list soon! A fairy-tale country!

    • Julius

      Hi Jana, I have just added all the castles you mentioned here! Thank you for the tips they are really great!

  6. Landštejn

    • Julius

      Great tip, Petr, thank you! So I have just added Landštejn castle here as well! Amazing list!

  7. What an impressive list! However, I think that these castles from Eastern Bohemia also deserve their spot on the list:
    – Kostelec nad Orlicí (
    – Náchod (
    – Nové Město nad Metují (

    • Julius

      Thank you, Tomas, for your comment, I have just added all 3 castles onto the list. 🙂 They are really very nice! Anyone still missing? 🙂

  8. What a richness in such small country in the heart of Europe

    • Julius

      Agreed! That’s really unique! Seems to be really a smart nation!

  9. Julius, thank you for this list.
    I am from Doudleby nad Orlici and was born in Rychnov nad Kneznou. I now live in Chicago.
    This is an awesome list. My 12 year old son loves castles and I am very much looking forward to exploring many of these with him. Your list is a great resource.


    • Julius

      Petr, I am happy that you liked it. I was living 8 years in Prague and always wanted to create such list because all the Czech castles are really amazing! Your son will love them!

  10. Hi Julius check this page for more inspiration .-) Cheers Dali (PS your web is wonderful)

    • Julius

      Thank you, Dali, Czechia is really a country of castles!

  11. I recommend the Silesian-Ostrava Castle . Located in the heart of the industrial city of Ostrava.

    • Julius

      Thank you, Hanka, do you have some great picture of that Silesian-Ostrava Castle which I could use here in this post?

  12. Lipnice nad Sázavou is missing ! Otherwise nice list 🙂

    • Julius

      Thank you Lucie, very nice castle! Will be added onto the list! 🙂

    • Julius

      Has been just added! 🙂


    • Julius

      Another great wedding venue 🙂 Thank you for commenting, Tony!

  14. Chybí zámek Žirovnice jinak super seznam

  15. Hi this list is great, but not complete in middle moravian region. For example watch this list

    • Julius

      Hm, these are really very nice, so I think the list needs some update 🙂

    • Julius

      I added some more castles from this list! However not all of them so far (will do it later!)

  16. wow!! it’s like really wow!!! i’ve never seen castles as beautiful as these, never knew that there are more and a lot to see in Czech Republic.. truly inspiring!!!

    • Julius

      There is much more to explore in the Czech Republic than the castles! 🙂

  17. Wow! What a great list. I absolutely love European castles. I went to Prague Castle for the first time last year. Next time, I need to check out more around the rest of the country.

    • Julius

      Yes, the Prague Castle is really beautiful, but there are more even more beautiful in the Czech Republic!

  18. Great article 🙂 I couldn’t see the Buchlov castle on the list. It is close to the Buchlovice chateau and definitely worth visiting 🙂

  19. Julius

    Thanks, Jitka, they are all nice. I will add them here as well. 🙂

  20. That’s definitely the most castles I’ve seen in one article! I’ve only been to Prague, need to get back to the Czech Republic!

  21. Hi I love those castles, There is one more in our town 🙂 Velke Mezirici

    • Julius

      I am starting to believe that this list will never be complete! Not for this country! 🙂 Amazing how many great castles are there! I will add this castle here as well! Thanks, Katy!

  22. Wow I had no idea there were so many beautiful castles and chateaux’s in Czech Republic! Amazing thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Julius

      Neither I. 🙂 I started this list in hope that there are just 30 or few more… But the more I was doing research the more castles I found. 🙂

  23. Um wow! What a list 🙂 I love castles & have only been to Prague in Czech Republic but look forward to seeing more 🙂
    Simone x | the Aussie Flashpacker

  24. Oh my! Who would’ve think? Is a lifetime enough for all these? 2,3,13,27 were my picks but then I stopped counting ? Thank You!

  25. What about Divci Kamen in South Bohemia, near to Cesky Krumlov.

    • Julius

      Thanks Souzi, will add this one as well. I can remember this castle very well from our rafting experience on Vltava river some 7 years ago. Just below the castle is the last camping that we missed on our way. There we were supposed to meet with our friends who were in front. But friends were not waiting for us there at the river as agreed and were already preparing tents for night. We thought there is another camping nearby so we floated further. But it wasn’t!

      It was already evening and we couldn’t return back with our canoe because of strong river flow. I tried to pull canoe back upriver but it was impossible. And no phone signal… and the nature looked so wild all around. And it was getting dark! 🙂 So we had to continue further, paddling really fast. We didn’t even know how far is next camping. Scared and out of energy we finally get to the camping in Boršov. We came already in the dark and our friends came next day. 🙂 It was our first rafting experience ever and one of the most adventurous one. 🙂 I will never forget it, nor that castle above. You just reminded me this story that happened long ago. 🙂

  26. Thanks, you are making a beautiful thing!!!

    • Julius

      Thanks Kajka, I just like it 🙂 I always wanted to have such a great list in my hands when I was living in Prague. With this I would visit much more castles and chateaux around. Next time I’ll have it 🙂

  27.….I try to find some nice foto for you, it’s just 10 km from me… Kuneticka Hora is very special for Czechs, we said that on 30th of April every witch goes there to meet others, in this special day where everywhere witches are burnt (an old Czech tradition of Celtic origin).
    Trosky with its two parts called Baba and Panna (Old woman and Virgin) – Panna (Virgin) is more complete, it wasn’t conquer by Hussites while Baba yes.
    Pecka is small, not so know but also pretty

    • Julius

      Hi Kajka, all of these were finally added onto this list. 🙂

    • I wondered where my Czech mother in law went in late April.

  28. I miss Chlumec nad Cidlinou chateaux, the ruins of Trosky, castles of Pecka and Kunĕtická Hora…

    • Julius

      Hi Kajka, I’ve been to Trosky and have this one already on “waiting” list but never heard of other castles you mentioned, but they all look fabulous and will appear here shortly! 🙂 Thanks for your tips!

      • Julius, Kunětická Hora is lovely, it sticks out from plain on a piece of rock – feel free to contact me I have some superb shots if you like.

  29. Hrubá Skála

    • Julius

      Hi Ziz, I will add Hrubá Skála as well, I’ve been there back in 2008. Amazing place with great surroundings! Don’t understand why this one is missing on the list… 🙂

      • Cool, and thank you for putting all these together… Now it serves as my travel list 🙂

  30. Hi there, nice work 🙂 please add castle Špilberk 🙂

    • Julius

      Hi Pavle, Špilberk is already there! #39 🙂

  31. Another one I’ve just thought of is Zamek Trebon. Notable if for nothing else other than the elaborate Schwarzenberg Tomb

    • Julius

      Sure, it’s already on the waiting list along with other 9 chateaux and castles 🙂 That’s really amazing country, seems like never-ending list! 🙂

  32. Kasperk Castle (Sumava)
    Velhartice (Sumava)
    Trosky (if not mentioned yet)

    • Julius

      None of these are on the list so far but I already have them in mind and add them later today! Stay connected! 🙂

  33. Buchlov Castle

    • Julius

      Buchlov Castle is there as well! Number 53!

      • Hello, Buchlov castle ( is not the same as Buchlovice chateau ( They are close to each other though. Both are worth visiting.
        Great list anyway. I’m Czech and feel ashamed that I didn’t even know about all of our treasures 🙂

        • Julius

          What a dumb mistake!!! Thank you, Petr, for letting me know. As a Slovak working in Prague, I was travelling through Buchlovice quite often in the past but never stopped here (another mistake). Next time I’ll do so and make a visit to both of them for sure!

          I already visited around 30 castles in the Czech Republic and it was always an amazing experience. This is why I decided to prepare such list and I couldn’t do a better thing as I learnt a lot and found additional places to travel in the Czech Republic!

  34. chateau Cervena Reice 🙂

  35. I love Orlik castle. It’s position on the river is just stunning. Here are links to a few others you might want to consider adding to your list.

    • Julius

      Thanks for additional suggestions! I’ll add them as well! 🙂

  36. I´m missing the Rájec-Jestřebí chateau 🙂

    • Julius

      I’ll add this one as well! I think that 100 chateaux and castles will still be not enough 🙂

  37. Oh wow – this is an awesome list. I’ve only seen the Prague one (and maybe some others too but it’s been too long to remember) but most of the other look awesome, too. This part of Europe is a place I’d love to explore more in the future so will definitely keep this post in mind!

  38. Opočno and Štramberk are missing

  39. Please add Helfštýn Castle at Týn nad Bečvou, beside the narrowest part of the Moravian Gate. From 1300 to 1700 it was steadily expanded, then fell into ruins, and now is partially but extensively reconstructed. It is comparable in area and ramparts to Rabí Castle above. It originally served as the small castle of a marauding knight, then as the home of many famous families, an unconquered redoubt of the Hussites, and against the Swedes and Danes in the Thirty Years War. Its final expansion prepared it to defend Moravia against Turks like those turned back at the gates of Vienna.

    The Moravian Gate is a low (altitude 331 m) passage between the much higher and more rugged Bohemian Massif and the West Carpathians. About 15 km away on route 647 there is a monument marking the water-divide between the Becvou – Morava – Danube southbound rivers, and the Oder northbound river, which goes all the way to the Baltic. Those rivers originate in the mountains on opposite sides of the Gate, and are of considerable size as they pass within about 15 km of each other over a slight hill forming a barrier.

    In Roman and probably pre-Roman times this was the “Amber Road”. Amber (fossilized pine resin) washed up on the shore of the Baltic from the erosion of extensive deposits, and was so commonplace that it was burned as fuel. In Southern Europe it was polished and highly prized as rare decorations. Somehow the Egyptian King Tutankhamen, a thousand years before the Romans, got amber to decorate his shield. That probably came from much rarer origins along the Mediterranean.

    • Julius

      Thanks William for the most valuable comment on my site so far 🙂 I will add this castle as well! I just added 20 more so from the former 55 the list now boats amazing 75 chateaux and castles!

  40. I have only been to Prague, but after seeing these places I’ll definitely come back to see other places. Thank you for sharing! There is really so much to see in Czech Republic.

    • Julius

      Even 8 years is not enough time to explore all sights that Czech Republic has to offer! 🙂

  41. This post couldn’t have come at a better time! We’re off to Prague next month, and already a bit bummed that some of the castles will be shut for the season, but there’s just so many more to check out now! Thank you!!

  42. Oh golly gosh I love Castles. I’m going to visit all of them. Thanks so much for putting the time into making this awesome list 😀

  43. Hrad Veveří is missing too.hat’s close to my town I was born in. thank you for putting it together they are all beautiful 🙂

    • you have at least 315 of good ones still standing so you have a long way to go 🙂

      • Julius

        I already have 30 additional castles and chateaux on the list to add 🙂 I think this website could only be about castles in the Czech Republic, they are really amazing and I never thought that there are so many… 🙂

    • Julius

      Thanks Petra, very nice castle, didn’t know about it. I will add it!

  44. Hello, you seem to completely forgot to include a maginificent neighbours Vranov nad Dyjí Chateau and Bítov Castle – they’re wonderful and I personally recommend a visit to both of those fairy-tale places! 🙂

    • Julius

      Thanks, Robert, for your tips. I already have them on the list and will add them tomorrow! 🙂

  45. I’m surprised you left out Castles Orlik and Zvikov, would be well worth it to add them to this list. 🙂

    • Julius

      That’s true Zuz, thank you for reading it! 🙂 I’ll add them both! Any more missing? 🙂

  46. How does Orlik Castle stand up to these “most beautiful”?

    • Julius

      You’re right, good point! Orlik Castle should really be here! I will add it soon!

  47. This is a comprehensive reference for anyone who’s traveling to Czech Republic soon! I am so thank you!! 🙂

  48. I visited most of them, or at least heard about them!!! They are so beautiful in reality as they are on pics and what I like most, is that there isnt too many tourists so I can enjoy looking at the castles (maybe with exception of the Prague castle :P)

    • Julius

      I would say they are much nicer in reality than in these pictures! One picture per one castle is not enough! They deserve at least three pictures – one from outside, one from their gardens and one from inside 🙂 But this post would not be readable then I suppose 🙂 It’s already quite loooong. 🙂

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