Kozel, meaning 'goat' in Czech, is the name of a hunting castle in the Classical style close to the city of Plzeň. The castle was built at the end of 18th century by architect Václav Haberditz for Jan Vojtěch of Czernin. It is a ground-floor building around an inner rectangular court. Around the castle we can find also a chapel, a riding school and a stable. The area is surrounded by a large park that is popular amongst locals.

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Founded: 1784-1789
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Unsaited Slav (2 years ago)
Great classicism era castle, entry is 200 kč
Михаил Золотарь (2 years ago)
Beautiful place to spend few hours. Large territory with beautiful sights provide ability to see how rich people lived few centuries ago and feel yourself little part of this history by walking around and making picnic. Most part of time it is free of charge, parking wage is 50Kc
Vaida Medišauskaitė (3 years ago)
We loved loved that plase. Stuff is very very nice,the tour was good,but of course we missed to have it in English
David S. K. Muessle (3 years ago)
Beautiful baroque palace, where you can stroll through the gardens and enjoying the sight of the buildings from the outside. The inside can only be visited with a tour (our "English" tour was given in Czech and we would have gotten English translations of what's explained, therefore we didn't take it). According to other reviews and various online sources seeable. Worth a visit if you're into castles and palaces, especially if you'd be able to speak Czech. Otherwise the tours might not really pay off.
klaus peterson (3 years ago)
We were the only people on the Czech language tour but the tour guide was super kind and just did the tour in English. A very interesting history, well preserved and a super knowledgeable tour guide.
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