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The Lobkowicz family inherited this castle in 1627, long before both the Nazis and the Communists seized it. Back in the family’s hands, today it operates as an incredible museum and the only private building in the Prague castle complex.
Some of the most formative music ever, including Beethoven’s 4th symphony and Mozart’s re-orchestration of Handel’s Messiah, can be viewed here, written by the masters themselves.
The entire collection is some 1,500 paintings. The jewels of the collection are Brueghel’s influential “Haymaking” and Canaletto’s two cityscapes of London.
The castle showcases military and sporting rifles and pistols from the 18th to 20th centuries, along with an impressive collection of armor.
This prime example of an aristocratic library is home to many manuscripts dating back to the Middle Ages or earlier, like a small, precious section of the Gospel of Mark.
A midday classical concert is performed each day in the stunning baroque concert hall. There's a varied program, featuring works by baroque, classical and 19th-century Czech composers. Buy combo tickets to save on the concert and castle admission.
The castle complex opens at 9:00AM, so make it up there a little before. Have an hour walking around, experiencing a bird’s-eye view of Prague, before the Lobkowicz Palace’s opening hours begin at 10:00AM. You’ll be thankful when you see the crowd in the afternoon.
Eat an early hotel breakfast and treat yourself to lunch in the Lobkowicz Palace cafe—it’s about as close to royalty as you can get!
The one-hour-long tour guide walks you through focal points of European history, narrated by a living Lobkowicz. It’s musical, engaging, and available in 8 different languages.
- When should I visit?
- The Palace museum is open everyday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM.
- Is it expensive?
- An adult ticket is 275CZK (about $11), but prices continue up with meals, concerts and other perks.
- Will I need a guide?
- An audio tour is included in the price of admission and is definitely recommended!
- How to get there
- Take tram number 22 or historic tram 91 to the “Pražský hrad” (Prague Castle) stop, then walk about 7 minutes.
- Additional information
- Photography is not permitted in any of the exhibition galleries.
- There are no parking facilities at the castle, so plan to take public transportation.
What people are saying about Lobkowicz Palace
We were incredibly pleased with the concert. It didn’t feel long and the three musicians (flutist, violinist, and pianist) were all excellent! They played some well known songs and others not so much but still incredibly entertaining and fulfilling. You don’t have to buy a ticket for the castle in order to attend the concert. The concert is most definitely worth your time!
We were told by a walking tour guide that we need not have paid for entry to the Castle since so much of it is free to look through, but we found the tickets to the 5 buildings worth it - especially to get out of the cold for a while! We had no trouble exchanging out voucher for tickets at the Palace.
The amazing story through art and artifacts of one family's courageous rise from the ashes of both the Nazi and Communist occupations of their country and the confiscation of their private home and lands.