Hluboká Castle (Schloss Frauenberg) is considered one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic. In the second half of the 13th century, a Gothic castle was built at the site. During its history, the castle was rebuilt several times. It was first expanded during the Renaissance period, then rebuilt into a Baroque castle at the order of Adam Franz von Schwarzenberg in the beginning of the 18th century. It reached its current appearance during the 19th century, when Johann Adolf II von Schwarzenberg ordered the reconstruction of the castle in the romantic style of England's Windsor Castle.

The Schwarzenbergs lived in Hluboká until the end of 1939, when the last owner (Adolph Schwarzenberg) emigrated overseas to escape from the Nazis. The Schwarzenbergs lost all of their Czech property through a special legislative Act, the Lex Schwarzenberg, in 1947.

The original royal castle of Přemysl Otakar II from the second half of the 13th century was rebuilt at the end of the 16th century by the Lords of Hradec. It received its present appearance under Count Jan Adam of Schwarzenberg. According to the English Windsor example, architects Franz Beer and F. Deworetzky built a Romantic Neo-Gothic chateau, surrounded by a 1.9 square kilometres English park here in the years 1841 to 1871. In 1940, the castle was seized from the last owner, Adolph Schwarzenberg by the Gestapo and confiscated by the government of Czechoslovakia after the end of World War II. The castle is open to public. There is a winter garden and riding-hall where the Southern Bohemian gallery exhibitions have been housed since 1956.



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Founded: 1840-1871
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic


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ML (2 months ago)
Beautiful castle! So romantic. I think it is the most beautiful in the Czech and one of the most beautiful that I have visited so far. Beautiful architecture. The interior is beautiful. A huge park is in front, perfect for a walk. A must visit place. Divine.
Zahira Fernandez (3 months ago)
Love this place, too bad we only could visit it for an hour. They also have a venue for holding weddings, if u want to u should go for it, its magical. Our guide said they use this place to go hunting in the surroundings. Anyway is really beautiful u should definitely visit this place.
Robert Obłój (4 months ago)
Hluboka Castle is a very beautiful place to visit surrounded by park, shape of the castle is astonishing and make effect of wow. The entrance is paid and requires tour guide, so if you want to visit castle's interior, check entrance time and language used by tour guide on desired time you want to visit it. Park gives you a take breath and make you relaxed. I truly recommend this place.
Mob Mobster (4 months ago)
They could expand the tours because if you want to see more of the interior you need 2 days at least for english so you catch all up… our english speaker was kinda boring with no energy to tell is something new regarding the text in the leaflet you get when tou enter.. But the castle itself is just amazing!
Iain Brookes (4 months ago)
An interesting place. One can see how much money was thrown at this house to convert it into a pseudo castle. The library room was amazing. I would recommend parking on the main road and getting a taxi up to the castle itself as it is a very steep climb up the road. The view from the tower was awesome and certainly worth the 245 steps and two heart attacks getting there. The restaurants and ice cream vendors on the castle approaches are well worth a visit. I highly recommend the black cherry ice cream. Apart from being delicious; it also turns your poo black for a couple of days! All in all, a great place to visit!
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