Kynžvart Castle is a neoclassical palace. After extensive renovations, the castle was reopened to the public in 2000. A guided tour takes visitors through 25 rooms of the castle.

The first castle, built before 1600, collapsed. After the Battle of White Mountain during the Thirty Years' War, the remains of the castle were confiscated and by 1630 granted to the Metternich family. From 1682 to 1691, Count Philipp Emmerich von Metternich turned the decayed ruins into a Baroque residence. From 1821 to 1836, the Austrian Chancellor Klemens Wenzel von Metternich remodeled the building in the neoclassical style with the help of architect Pietro Nobile.

The castle was confiscated from the Metternich family in 1945 by the Czechoslovak government.

The castle has a library that includes over 200 examples of incunabula, medieval manuscripts, valuable prints, scientific books, and scientific encyclopedias. In 1828, a museum was founded to display the castle's natural science collections, coins, historical and technological curiosities, manuscripts, ancient Egyptian monuments, marble sculptures, and pieces of Oriental art.

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Founded: 1821-1836
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Erik Kowylak (3 years ago)
Nice place, but ticket too expensive
Daniela Burcea (3 years ago)
Great location, quiet and beautiful. There is also a gold course nearby. Its a great place to enjoy nature.
Robert Marcy (3 years ago)
No guides in a other language than in Czech.
Marry Pei (3 years ago)
Nice place
Ivan Kytka (3 years ago)
Wonderfully refurbished, a real jewell in that part of Bohemia. Could do without the golf course next to the manor...
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