Southern Bohemia Sights

Státní zámek Hluboká (State Château Hluboká)

  • Zamék 142 Map It
  • Hluboká nad Vltavou
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/23/2017

Fodor's Review

Hluboká's main focus is its castle, with a cluster of white towers flanking its walls, and tour groups pop in and out regularly. Although the structure dates to the 13th century, what you see is pure 19th-century excess, perpetrated by the wealthy Schwarzenberg family attempting to prove their good taste. If you think you've seen this castle somewhere before, you're probably thinking of Windsor Castle, near London, which served as the template. Take a tour; the happy hodgepodge of styles in the interior reflects the no-holds-barred tastes of the time. On Tour A you'll see representative rooms, including the stunning morning salon and library. Tour B brings you into the private apartments and hunting salon, while Tour C takes in the kitchen. Tour D is available daily only in July and August, and weekends only in June and September, and shows off the tower and chapel. Check out the wooden Renaissance ceiling in the large dining room, which was removed by the Schwarzenbergs from the castle at Český Krumlov and brought here. Also look for the beautiful late-baroque bookshelves in the library. The gardens are free to wander in.

Sight Information

Address:

Zamék 142, Hluboká nad Vltavou, Jihoceský, 373 41, Czech Republic

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Phone:

/387–843–911

Sight Details:

  • Tour A: 250 Kč. Tour B: 230 Kč. Tour C: 170 Kč. Winter tour: 230 Kč (tours with English commentary, audio headsets also available). Tour D: 40 Kč
  • Closed Mon. Sept.–June

Published 01/23/2017

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