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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Shereena Lootah (2 years ago)
Lovely place, great experience. Parkings require payment, we almost didn’t see the sign for that. Can only be toured and explored through a booked tour, which was 1 hour. There are 3 types of tours, we took a tour of the interior of the mansion, which was well worth it to see in person rather than just through photos because the interior is spectacular. I LOVED the library and the dining hall. Tickets for adults are 200kc and seniors(65+) 160kc. The tour guide speaks in German and Czech but English booklets available upon purchase for 30kc to match the tour. I’m extremely thankful to the staff member that offered elevator access to my mother after seeing her ascend the stairs slowly with a cane. He was also kind enough to assist her. The area of where this manor/mansion is situated is so scenic and beautiful, I would definitely recommend that you visit if it’s close to you. We took an hour drive to get there and definitely worth it in my opinion. We went on a Saturday at 1pm.
Reinhart Lutz (2 years ago)
Very worth the visit! Our tour guide - second tour on August 20, 2022 was outstanding! Provided chronological background and interesting information in every room we visited. Superb experience!
Dirk D'hooghe (2 years ago)
Nice place to unwind. Very relaxing environment and beautiful. Go can have a nice walk here.
Peawy Peawy (2 years ago)
Beautiful palace rebuilt by Metternich that keeps important collections from the Metternich family and an European relevant library. The palace open to the public and offer guided visits. In addition, the palace is surrounded by an spectacular part of 259 Ha.
Daniel Miltner (3 years ago)
Great, plenty of original items from Metternich era, really great.
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