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The Lobkowicz family inherited this castle in 1627, long before both the Nazis and the Communists seized it. Back in the family’s hands, today it operates as an incredible museum and the only private building in the Prague castle complex.
Some of the most formative music ever, including Beethoven’s 4th symphony and Mozart’s re-orchestration of Handel’s Messiah, can be viewed here, written by the masters themselves.
The entire collection is some 1,500 paintings. The jewels of the collection are Brueghel’s influential “Haymaking” and Canaletto’s two cityscapes of London.
The castle showcases military and sporting rifles and pistols from the 18th to 20th centuries, along with an impressive collection of armor.
This prime example of an aristocratic library is home to many manuscripts dating back to the Middle Ages or earlier, like a small, precious section of the Gospel of Mark.
A midday classical concert is performed each day in the stunning baroque concert hall. There's a varied program, featuring works by baroque, classical and 19th-century Czech composers. Buy combo tickets to save on the concert and castle admission.
The castle complex opens at 9:00AM, so make it up there a little before. Have an hour walking around, experiencing a bird’s-eye view of Prague, before the Lobkowicz Palace’s opening hours begin at 10:00AM. You’ll be thankful when you see the crowd in the afternoon.
Eat an early hotel breakfast and treat yourself to lunch in the Lobkowicz Palace cafe—it’s about as close to royalty as you can get!
The one-hour-long tour guide walks you through focal points of European history, narrated by a living Lobkowicz. It’s musical, engaging, and available in 8 different languages.
- When to visitThe Palace museum is open everyday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM.
- What is the price?An adult ticket is 275CZK (about $11), but prices continue up with meals, concerts and other perks.
- Will I need a guide?An audio tour is included in the price of admission and is definitely recommended!
- How to get thereTake tram number 22 or historic tram 91 to the “Pražský hrad” (Prague Castle) stop, then walk about 7 minutes.
- Additional tips
- Photography is not permitted in any of the exhibition galleries.
- There are no parking facilities at the castle, so plan to take public transportation.
What People Are Saying About Lobkowicz Palace
The Lobkowicz Palace tour with the midday concert and the Terrace Tour is the hidden gem of Prague! The collection of art and artifacts in the museum is wonderful. The audio-tour is very well done! The midday concert was very well done. The addition of the audio-tour of the view of Prague from the terrace was an added benefit. This entire experience surpasses any I have done anywhere else in the world.
We were so happy to experience a concert at Lobkowicz and learn the Lobkowicz family story which gives great insight into the Czech story.