Chyše (chateau)

Taste real castle beer with us, which has a tradition here since the end of the 16th century, but let's take it in order.

Information for visitors

Adress: , Chyše
GPS: 50.10570310, 13.24637170
Chyše (chateau) map

Interesting facts Chyše (chateau)

The first mention of the historic fortress, which stood on the site of today's castle, comes from the 12th century. It was inhabited for two hundred years by the lordly family Odolenoviců. In 1467, the castle was conquered and destroyed by the troops of George of Poděbrady. In this state, it was acquired by Burián of Gutštejn, who in 1473 proceeded to its reconstruction. He restored the castle and the town and had a fortification with eleven bastions built around it. In 1578, the Gothic castle was rebuilt into a representative Renaissance chateau by Mikuláš of Lobkovice, and later, in 1695, its Baroque adaptation began, from which Petr Brandl's ceiling painting on the vault of the salon on the ground floor originated. The last reconstruction in the style of Tudor Gothic and Romanticism took place under Procopius III., In the middle of the 19th century. In 1945, it was nationalized on the basis of Beneš's decrees, and subsequently the Secondary Agricultural School was located here. In the years 1967 - 1989, he became the administrator of ONV Most and the chateau slowly fell into disrepair. It begins to flow into the building and a period of devastation ensues. In 1996 the chateau was bought by Ing. Vladimír Lažanský and his wife, they started to reconstruct it and since 1999 it has been open to the public again.

A part of the chateau complex is also a park with an area of ​​9 ha, through which flows a stream flowing into a small pond under the chateau building. You can walk along the promenade, at the end of which you will find a lime tree more than 400 years old.
The chateau also includes a manorial brewery, which was built between 1839 and 1841. Now the production of chateau beer is resumed here.

Chyše is mostly dedicated to Karel Čapek, who stayed in the town from May to September 1917. His stay here inspired him to write many works. A whole tour is dedicated to him. In the second you can see the most artistically and architecturally valuable interiors. The halls are equipped with mostly baroque equipment.

Nearby is the Manětín chateau, which offers an extensive exhibition with Baroque furniture.

Author: Marie Bukovinská