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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Daniel Miltner (11 months ago)
Great, plenty of original items from Metternich era, really great.
Martin Uher (11 months ago)
Well maintained castle. Interesting interiors.
Blackberry KeyONE (12 months ago)
Beautiful place to go hiking.
Paula Hlavacek (13 months ago)
Beautiful building! It’s in great shape and well taken care of! There is a cafe and a restaurant; I recommend you visit if you want to do a guided tour of inside the building. Option of three separate tours two inside and one outside, the garden. You may pay for them separately. Parking is 40Kr all day bring change it doesn’t give money back.
Ivanka Miltnerova (2 years ago)
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