Reason to visit
The chateau holds one of the largest Czech collections of Spanish painting from the late 16th and early 17th centuries. The Lobkowicz collections contain some 1,500 paintings, including masterpieces by Brueghel, Velázquez, Rubens, Cranach, Croll and others. From early spring until autumn, a popular music festival called Dvořák’s Musical Nelahozeves runs at the chateau. The festival is a celebration of the works of Antonín Dvořák, whose birthplace and museum is located just below the chateau. The nearby Veltrusy Chateau is a Baroque building with a beautifully landscaped park, where centuriesold trees tower above sculptures and pavilions – and time seems to have stood still. The Veltrusy Chateau also offers tours and exhibitions.