In the footsteps of the Bohemian Renaissance

In the footsteps of the Bohemian Renaissance

Embark on your journey, and discover the best that the Renaissance left behind in the Czech Republic

In the footsteps of the Bohemian Renaissance
A number of castles, chateaus, and other monuments are inaugurating a season in which they look back to the most important renaissance aristocratic dynasties in Czech history. All year, exhibits and supplementary programmes focusing on the Renaissance will be hosted at thirty historical monuments.
You will have the opportunity to experience The Year of the Renaissance Aristocracy thanks to the exhibit on Archduke Ferdinand II of Tyrol at the renaissance chateau, Březnice, in Central Bohemia. The exhibit will be dedicated to the Bohemian vicegerent on the 450th anniversary of the beginning of his rule. Organised in collaboration with Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, this exhibit will be open from 27 May through the end of October.
 
At the end of June, a new interactive exhibit titled "Moravský renesanční šlechtic ve svém labyrintu" (A Moravian Renaissance Aristocrat in His Labyrinth) will open at the chateau in Moravia's Bučovice, a lesser-known monument near Brno.
 
In Prague, The Year of the Renaissance Aristocracy will be presented in October with the exhibit, Portraits and Stories, organised in collaboration with the Prague National Gallery. It will offer a one-of-a-kind collection of renaissance portraits and personal items of the highest Bohemian and Moravian nobility.
 

Top renaissance monuments

All year, an additional thirty castles and chateaus will host more supplementary events. Visitors will encounter prominent figures of the renaissance aristocracy, renaissance chateau architecture, magnificent interiors, and dozens of narratives at Velké Losiny, Pernštejn Castle, Rožmberk, Český Krumlov, Třeboň, Červená Lhota, Jindřichův Hradec, Kratochvíle, Telč, Opočno, and Litomyšl.
 
The traditional Castle-Château Night, which will take place Saturday, 26 August, will also take part in The Year of the Renaissance Nobility. You should certainly make your way to the Náměšť nad Oslavou Chateau, which lies between Třebíč and Brno. You can look forward to the rare opening of the chateau chapel oratory displaying its original six-part Králice Bible—a valuable renaissance print that was created there during the rule of one of the powerful renaissance noble families, the Zierotins.