Jezeří (chateau)

Let yourself be tempted to visit one of the most interesting buildings in the Czech Republic, the former magnificent seat of the Lobkovic family, the Pearl of the Ore Mountains, and the Jezeří chateau.

Information for visitors

Adress: Jezeří 1, Horní Jiřetín
GPS: 50.55415000, 13.50496110
Jezeří (chateau) map

Interesting facts Jezeří (chateau)

The original castle was founded in the years 1363-1365 by the lords of Rvenice, which it remained until 1407. Subsequently, it changed its owners and in 1549 it was rebuilt by Mikuláš Hochhauser of Hochhauz into a Renaissance chateau. In 1623 it was confiscated and in the same year sold to William the Younger of Lobkovice. He had the castle rebuilt in the Baroque style, but burned down 20 years later. In 1696 it was rebuilt in the Baroque style and has been preserved to this day. In 1713, it was hit by a fire for the second time, followed by the third Baroque reconstruction, or rather repair.

From the beginning of the 19th century, the chateau theater was in operation here, a chateau hunting band was formed, and the Eisenberg choir performed here. Many guests from a wide area gathered for these events, and J. W. Goethe was a frequent guest. Around the chateau there was an English park with an area of ​​50 ha, on a raised terrace a flower garden, above the chateau a game park.

Today, only a part of the park has been preserved and it is neglected. During World War II, the castle was confiscated and a branch of the Flossenbürg concentration camp was established there. After 1948, it was nationalized and began to decay. After 1989, the Lobkovics regained it in restitution, but due to astronomical repair costs, it was left to the state for a symbolic price. The castle is now open to the public, but tours are limited due to ongoing renovations.

The sightseeing tour will take you to the castle chapel, hunting rooms, the princess's apartments and the north tower with the servants' rooms. You can also take a look at the cellars where vegetables were originally stored, but are now inhabited by fairy-tale creatures and ghosts.

Weddings, concerts and exhibitions take place at the chateau. Despite his condition, he is now breathtaking and making himself known. Come and visit the Jezeří chateau.

Author: Marie Bukovinská