Chateau Horšovský Týn

Come with us to one of the most accessible monuments in our country. If you decide to complete all six visiting circuits, it will take you more than 5 hours. Welcome to the State Castle and Chateau Horšovský Týn.

Information for visitors

Adress: Náměstí republiky, Horšovský Týn
GPS: 49.52969420, 12.94258580
Chateau Horšovský Týn map

Interesting facts Chateau Horšovský Týn

Horšovský Týn was founded in the 13th century by one of the Prague bishops as an early Gothic castle of the castle type. From 1535 it was owned by the lords of Lobkovicz. After a fire in 1547, which engulfed the whole town and spread to the castle, Jan the Younger Popel of Lobkovicz had it rebuilt into a chateau in the Renaissance style. He has preserved this form to this day and it is highly valued on it. Also for this reason, in 1996 the whole area of ​​declarations was a National Cultural Monument. From 1623 to 1945 it was the property of the Trauttmansdorf family and since 1945 it has belonged to the state administration. In addition to the main chateau building, the complex also includes the burgrave's palace building and a nearly forty-hectare park with Gloriet, the Loreto Chapel and the Widow's House.

A tour of the castle takes us to an early Gothic chapel from the 13th century with a uniquely rugged Gothic ribbed vault and murals, which are the pearl of Czech Gothic. In the hunting hall we can admire the preserved timbered wall with a coffered ceiling from the middle of the 16th century. Also worth seeing is the library with fifteen thousand volumes of books in various languages ​​and the Green Salon where you can admire objects of oriental origin or their European imitations, such as Japanese embroidery or Chinese carpet. The entire tour is dedicated to the Orient, namely the exhibition from the estate of Countess Mitsuko Coudenhove-Kalergi, a Japanese woman who lived in Bohemia at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

If you fall in love with Horšovský Týn, then know that there is also the possibility of holding weddings in three halls or in the church.

Author: Marie Bukovinská