Libochovice Chateau

Libochovice Chateau is a popular tourist destination for its romantic location on the banks of the river Ohře with the ruins of Házmburk Castle in the background and the volcanic hills of the Central Bohemian Uplands.

About the Chateau

The Chateau Libochovice stands in the area of a fortified house, rebuilt into a one-storey Renaissance chateau by Jan from Lobkowicz in the years 1560–1564. The later owner Gundakar Dietrichstein, who bought the burnt-out chateau from the Sternbergs, made the chateau undertake an extensive Baroque reconstruction in 1682–1690. The author of the architectural design was the famous Italian architect Antonio Porta.

In the year 1685 an ornamental garden was built next to the chateau, which also includes greenhouses. The interior installation shows collections of rare tapestry, glass, porcelain and a unique Baroque cocklestove. Plasterers and sculptor Jan Brokoff participated in the decorations of the interiors of the Saturn’s hall passing through two floors.

The chateau is also important for being the birthplace of the famous Czech scientist Jan Evangelista Purkyně, which also has a separate exhibition.


The castle offers a standard circuit which takes the visitor through almost all centuries. Furthermore, an exhibition on the life and work of J. E. Purkyně, freely accessible gardens and the chateau's park.


Státní zámek Libochovice
Nám. 5. května 1
411 47 Libochovice

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+420 416 591 443


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