Top 130 Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic

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51. Bečov nad Teplou Castle and Chateau

Bečov nad Teplou Castle and Chateau are one of the best-preserved monuments of its kind in the country. Here you can see one of the greatest treasures in the Czech Republic – Romanesque Reliquary of St. Maurus.

Bečov nad Teplou Castle and Chateau, the Czech Republic
Bečov nad Teplou Castle and Chateau by Wojciech Czombik

52. Červený Újezd Chateau

Červený Újezd Chateau is a proof that such amazing buildings as castles or chateaux are, can still be built even in these modern days. This private Chateau was built in 2001 and now serves as the open-air museum, restaurant as well as a small hotel with just three apartments – Baroque, Gothic or Classicist.

Červený Újezd Chateau, Châteaux and Castles in the Czech Republic
Červený Újezd Chateau by Julius

53. Buchlovice Chateau

Buchlovice castle is one of the most beautiful castles in the eastern part of the country. It was built in the 18th century by Italian architect Domenico Martinelli in the baroque style.

Its wonderful garden will amaze everyone who enters it. The castle is the place of social life in Buchlovice, there are lots of events during the year and you can even have your wedding here!

Buchlovice Castle, The Czech Republic
Buchlovice Castle by Bjalek Michal

54. Blatná Chateau

Built in the 13th century originally as a keep, Blatná Chateau gained a character of a Gothic castle later in the 14th century. Now it is among the most beautiful and important buildings of its kind in the country.

Blatná Chateau, The Czech Republic
Blatná Chateau by Davik.ch

55. Rabí Castle

Rabí Castle which was built in the 13th century is proudly called the king of all Czech castles. It was the largest castle in the Czech Republic in terms of area and since 1978 it is a National Cultural Monument.

Rabí Castle, The Czech Republic
Rabí Castle by Ximonic

56. Orlík Castle

Orlík Castle is the 13th-century Gothic castle rebuilt after a great fire into Renaissance style. It is towering above Orlík lake and boasts 150 rooms and halls, making it one of the largest castles in the country.

After your castle visit, you can try the boat trip around the Orlík water reservoir to enhance your experience even more.

Orlík Castle, The Czech Republic
Orlík Castle by Brad Hammonds

57. Zvíkov Castle

One of the most beautiful as well as most mysterious castles in the Czech Republic is the 13th century Zvíkov Castle. If you like legends, nice architecture, amazing views of the river and the forests then this castle in the southern part of the country cannot be missed!

Zvíkov Castle (aerial view), The Czech Republic
Zvíkov Castle (aerial view) by Karelj

58. Okoř Castle

There are lots of castles and chateaux around Prague and one of the most visited are the ruins of the 13th-century Gothic castle known as Okoř Castle. And if you like horse riding, cycling and country walking then you will find castle’s surroundings very suitable.

Okoř Castle, The Czech Republic
Okoř Castle by Prazak

59. Veveří Castle

Veveří Castle is one of the largest castle complexes in Moravia region. As the most of the Czech castles, even this one comes from the 13th century. If you are in Brno, then this castle would definitely serve as a great day trip.

Veveří Castle, The Czech Republic
Veveří Castle by Dominik Matus

60. Vranov nad Dyjí Chateau

Vranov nad Dyjí Chateau is one of the most important Baroque buildings of secular character in central Europe. It is a national monument located in a fairyland region known as Vranovsko. Built around the year of 1100, this chateau offers impressive interiors, chapel and gardens.

Vranov nad Dyjí Chateau, The Czech Republic
Vranov nad Dyjí Chateau by Jerzy Strzelecki

61. Bítov Castle

Bítov Castle is one of the oldest and most romantic castles in the Czech Republic dating back to 1061-1067.

Originally a wooden castle was replaced by a stone castle in the 13th century to guard southern borders of the country.

Bítov Castle, The Czech Republic
Bítov Castle in winter by flightlog

62. Bučovice Chateau

Bučovice Chateau is a late Italian Renaissance chateau with unique interiors and Renaissance garden. You will hardly find such a great example of Italian villa north of Alps. This is what makes it a special one in the country.

Bučovice Chateau, The Czech Republic
Bučovice Chateau by Manka

63. Žleby Chateau

Not far from Kutná Hora town you can find another fairytale edifice – Žleby Chateau. It served as a setting for several Czech fairy-tales and movies and once you come to see it, you will understand why. In its park, you can get a glimpse of white deer and other wildlife animals such as mouflon, wild boars, owls and others.

Žleby Chateau, The Czech Republic
Žleby Chateau by Miloslav Rejha

64. Mnichovo Hradiště Chateau

If you want to get back in time into the 18th century then head to the north where Mnichovo Hradiště town hides Chateau. It boasts exceptionally rich interiors. And if you already heard something about Giacomo Casanova (Italian adventurer and author) then you should also know that he managed a library here with 22 thousand volumes.

Mnichovo Hradiště Chateau, The Czech Republic
Mnichovo Hradiště Chateau by János Korom Dr.

65. Krásný Dvůr Chateau

Krásný Dvůr translates to English as Beautiful Courtyard. And it really is! 13th century Krásný Dvůr Chateau will definitely take your breath away, wherever you take a look at.

Pay a visit to its amazing interiors with great collections of porcelain, watches and its library as well as to its park where you can find additional interesting buildings and structures including obelisk that was built according to the one standing in Piazza del Popolo in Rome.

Krásný Dvůr Chateau, The Czech Republic
Krásný Dvůr Chateau by János Korom Dr.

66. Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou Chateau

Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou Chateau is 18th century Baroque chateau with French garden as well as large English park which is during the summer months a place of great events and festivals.

Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou Chateau, The Czech Republic
Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou Chateau by Sirosiny

67. Hradec nad Moravicí Chateau

Hradec nad Moravicí Chateau is not just one chateau but rather two – situated one next to each other. One of them is known as Red Chateau and now serves as a luxury hotel and restaurant that offers its premises also to wedding celebrations and other events.

Hradec nad Moravicí - Red Chateau Gate, The Czech Republic
Hradec nad Moravicí – Red Chateau Gate by Lehotsky

And the other one is right behind the Red one and is called the White Chateau. Here you can take a tour and see its halls and rooms with amazing expositions. Both Chateaux are really breathtaking!

Hradec nad Moravicí - White Chateau, The Czech Republic
Hradec nad Moravicí – White Chateau by Kankovaa

68. Hukvaldy Castle

Ruins of the 13th century Hukvaldy Castle are one of the largest in Central Europe and the third most extensive in the Czech Republic. The castle complex is carefully maintained nowadays and lots of concerts are held here during summer months.

Hukvaldy Castle, The Czech Republic
Hukvaldy Castle by BORShop Computing

69. Sovinec Castle

Sovinec Castle is a huge castle built in the 14th century which also served as a Hussite fortress. Now it is open to the public from early April until the end of October and is full of several events throughout the year.

Sovinec Castle, The Czech Republic
Sovinec Castle by Henych

70. Stará Ves nad Ondřejnicí Chateau

Unusual ornate façade can be admired in Stará Ves nad Ondřejnicí village, which is a home to the 16th-century chateau. It is one of the jewels of Renaissance architecture in northern Moravia and Silesia regions.

Stará Ves nad Ondřejnicí Chateau, The Czech Republic
Stará Ves nad Ondřejnicí Chateau by eL Ka

71. Raduň Chateau

Only a few chateaux can boast such amazing location like Raduň Chateau. This comfortable Renaissance residence was founded in the 16th century by a complete rebuilding of the small medieval fortress. The castle boasts also the large forest park with three ponds, a brewery, malt house and farmstead.

Raduň Chateau, The Czech Republic
Raduň Chateau by Jan Valach

72. Šilheřovice Chateau

Šilheřovice Chateau is the 19th-century Classical palace that serves for the educational purposes but also for banquets, weddings, balls and other events. Its large English park is dotted with rare trees and is also a home to one of the largest golf courses in the country.

Šilheřovice Chateau, The Czech Republic
Šilheřovice Chateau by Michal Klajban

73. Kunín Chateau

Kunín Chateau is the 18th century Baroque chateau located on the northeastern edge of the country and is considered to be one of the most valuable Baroque chateaux in the area.

Kunín Chateau, The Czech Republic
Kunín Chateau by Bosquete

74. Žinkovy Chateau

Not far from Pilsen, you can find beautiful Žinkovy Chateau with a nice park that surrounds it. It is suitable for picnics as well as some games. Adjacent to the chateau is a pond where you can also rent a boat.

Žinkovy Chateau, The Czech Republic
Žinkovy Chateau by János Korom Dr.

75. Kravaře Chateau

20 hectares large English park with golf course, rich stucco decorations, interesting exhibitions and much more can be found at the 18th century Kravaře Chateau.

Kravaře Chateau, The Czech Republic
Kravaře Chateau by Michal Klajban

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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
    http://www.jablonnevp.cz/zamek-novy-falkenburk/os-1008

    Ústí nad labem – Střekov (splendid, but damage that industrial city,
    castle ruins, partially repaired)
    http://www.hrad-strekov.cz/fotogalerie.php

    Baltce – Hrad Houska
    http://www.hradhouska.cz/ (gateway to hell)

    Sloup v Čechách – Sloup
    http://www.hradsloup.cz/

    Benešov nad Ploučnicí
    https://www.zamek-benesov.cz/

    adding from Moravia, very special:
    Plumlov – Plumlov
    http://www.plumlov-zamek.cz/images/galerie/dron-5.jpg

    • 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 (http://www.zamekkostelecno.cz)
    – Náchod (https://www.zamek-nachod.cz)
    – Nové Město nad Metují (http://www.zameknm.cz/)

    • 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.

    Petr

    • 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 http://www.hrady.cz/ 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. https://www.ostrava.cz/en/turista/co-navstivit/turisticke-atraktivity/slezkoostravsky-hrad?set_language=en

    • 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! 🙂

  13. http://www.zamekprcice.cz

    • 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 http://www.strednimorava-tourism.cz/za-pamatkami-a-kulturou/hrady-a-zamky

    • 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 http://www.muzeumvm.cz/

    • 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. http://www.karlovakoruna-zamek.cz/….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). http://www.hrad-kunetickahora.cz/
    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. http://www.hrad-trosky.eu/
    Pecka is small, not so know but also pretty http://www.hradpecka.cz/

    • 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
    http://www.hrad-buchlov.cz/

    • Julius

      Buchlov Castle is there as well! Number 53!

      • Hello, Buchlov castle (http://www.czechtourism.com/c/buchlov-castle/) is not the same as Buchlovice chateau (http://www.czechtourism.com/c/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.
    http://www.kasperk.cz/
    http://www.horsovsky-tyn.cz/
    http://www.hrad-velhartice.cz/fotogalerie/hrad/
    http://www.hradsvihov.cz/fotogalerie/
    http://www.zamek-kratochvile.eu/

    • 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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