Melník Castle

Mělník, Czech Republic

The Mělník castle belongs to the most important sights of this town. Since Princess Ludmila, the grandmother of the Good King Wenceslas, who was born in Mělník, the castle has been the residence of the queen widows of Bohemia. Under Emperor Charles IV, Mělník became a royal town. His last wife built the chapel of the castle with its gothic vaults.

The last queen who resided in Mělník, was the wife of king Jiri of Podebrady during the 15th century. In the following years, the estate of Mělník became the property of different noble families. In 1542 the castle was reconstructed in renaissance style and the two arcades, richly decorated with sgrafitto patterning, have been added. 

During the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648, the castle was abandoned. In the year 1646 Count Czernin started a major reconstruction and had the early barrock southern wing added. The Count purchased the Mělník Estate from the Emperor Ferdinand II. The heiress of the Czernin family, Countess Ludmila Czernin, married Prince August Anton Lobkowicz in 1753. With the exception of the Second World War and the 41 years of communist rule, Mělník Castle remained in the Lobkowicz family.

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Founded: 1542
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Denisa Kera (12 months ago)
The castle & view is magnificent, the cafe is good, but absolutely unacceptable experyfir 2023 that the huge restro inside doesn't accept credit cards or electronic payments, unprofessional, just wrong to support them. Worse part is that they don't tell you upfront and claim there is some message somewhere... It felt really like the horror stories from the 1990s travel experience, mediocre food, this place badly needs better/new management because it has the best location & worse services. Two start only because the cafe that is connected to it us actually great & accepts cards, great staff, decent cakes....but don't go to the restro
Kristyna D (13 months ago)
Best tour guide ever!! Entertaining, caring and very knowledgeable! Highly recommended
Ágnes Csatáry (2 years ago)
We were only circling around, but there is a nice view. The area is nice for an evening walk
Saumya Sharma (2 years ago)
Brilliant lunch! Mesmerising views!
Janet Swift (3 years ago)
Wonderful Chateau and winery. Watched the crush, enjoyed a glass of wine on the terrace overlooking the confluence of the rivers!
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