The National Heritage Institute is one of the most significant memoir institutes in the Czech Republic. For this season, it has prepared a special programme, enabling you to follow in the footsteps of Bohemian nobility in European diplomacy at more than 40 castles and chateaux. Monuments symbolically open to visitors on 30 March – Good Friday.
Bohemian nobility in European diplomacyThis year will truly be packed and you should definitely visit one of the 40 castles and chateaux during your stay in the Czech Republic. For example, you can see this year’s novelty at the castle in Český Krumlov – the tale of the golden Eggenberg coach, which was made in Rome in 1638. The Kynžvart Chateau near Mariánské Lázně in Western Bohemia will use activities to commemorate the role of Prince Klemens Wenzel Metternich in European diplomacy; at the same time, it will be the centre of this year’s Castle Night. Every final Saturday in August (25 August 2018), you can experience Czech castles and chateaux differently. You can look forward to medieval tournaments, night tours with costumed guides, or theatre performances and concerts set in unique historical scenery.
At the Červená Lhota Chateau in Southern Bohemia, visitors can experience a tour dedicated to the last Austro-Hungarian ambassador to the Vatican, Prince Johann Schönburg-Hartenstein. A real treat awaits you at the Zákupy (Reichstadt) Chateau near Česká Lípa in Northern Bohemia. The tour here will be enriched by three reinstalled rooms, which will remind visitors of “The Eaglet”, Duke of Reichstadt. The climax of the whole year will be the opening of a brand new exhibit at the chateau in Jindřichův Hradec in Southern Bohemia entitled “The Perfect Diplomat. The Czernin family – ambassadors, travellers and collectors” in July of this year.