Chateau Chyše is situated 35 km east of the famous spa town Karlovy Vary. Its origins date from the year 1169. Over the centuries the chateau went through many changes. It began as a fortified settlement before it was rebuilt as a Gothic castle in the 13th century. In 1578 Chateau Chyše was transformed into a Renaissance chateau before a Baroque-style reconstruction completed in 1708.

Between the years 1856-1858 final reconstruction was done. This time the skilled craftsmen created a neo-Gothic redesign. In 1917, world-famous Czech writer Karel Čapek worked at Chyše as a home tutor.



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Chyše, Czech Republic
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Founded: 1169
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Petr Šidák (7 months ago)
Perfectly rebuild castle. Very good work by owners.
Petra Smith (2 years ago)
Fantastic beer, lovely place
Jaroslava Deckerová (2 years ago)
Very nice place!
Jan Jančík (2 years ago)
Small brewery with restaurant located right by a small castle. The food was delicious and the beer very drinkable. Service was very nice and helpful. Great place for a meal and drink.
L KoNny (2 years ago)
Traditional Czech food can be found there. The beer is amazing and they have special edition as well for special occasions. The service was very good. They have a basket of toys for children so your kids can be entertained.
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