Metternich Castle Kynzvart

CZ-35491 Metternich Castle Kynzvart Lazne Kynzvart
Czech Republic, West Bohemia


tel./fax:  +420 - 165 - 691269, 691361




Introduction of the Castle:

The older Baroque castle was remodelled for Chancellor Clemens W. Lothar of Metternich - Winneburg between 1820 and 1833 by the Viennese architect Pietro Nobile. The castle is a unique example of a country representative residence built in the French Imperial  and  Viennese Classical Styles and sensitively placed into a spacious landscape park. Prince Metternich (1773-1859) was the Austrian State Chancellor and an important figure of the European political scene in the first half of the 19th century. During his life many works of art, as well as vast collections of coins, chinaware and weapons enhanced this castle. Moreover, the famous Chancellor's Library with the unique collection of manuscripts and incunabula was established here.

The site is administered and run by the Pilsen-based Institute of Historic Monuments - e-mail:

Sightseeing tour:

The main tour - 25 rooms (opened in 2000 for the first time after 24 years)

- the Staircase Hall, the Dark Room, the Malachite Chamber, the Blue (Napoleon's) Chamber, the Chancellor's Study featuring a folding table which used to serve during the Vienna Congress (1814 - 1815), Richard's Library with a concealed door, the Green Room with portraits of the Habsburgs and Metternichs, the Billiard Hall with a Russian billiard table (presented by Tsar Nicholas I), the Great Hall with sculptures by Antonio Canova, the Castle's Dining Hall with family portraits and a unique gilded table Thomire service on mahogany furniture, the Renaissance (Smoker's) Chamber with four altar pieces by Bernard Strigel (around 1510), the Music Chamber, the Oriental Corridor with a collection of Japanese lacquered jewel-boxes, the Castle's Armoury with 220 edged weapons and firearms, the exhibition dedicated to Karl Huss (the last executioner of the town of Cheb and the founder of the castle museum at Kynzvart), the Oratory of the Castle's Chapel, the Castle's Chapel of St. Anthony of Padua (featuring a marble altar and relics of St. Boniface - presented by Pope Gregory XVI), the Chancellor's Library, the New Library, the Old Curiosity Cabinet (authentic installation of Kynzvart Castle Museum), the Egyptian Cabinet

Visitors can enter the castle only when accompanied by a castle's guide. The whole sightseeing tour is modified for handicapped visitors using wheel-chairs. A special parking lot and a barrier-free communications are also available.

Opening hours:

February and March only for booked groups - conditions: see 1)
April Saturdays and Sundays 9.00 - 12.00, 12.30 - 16.00
May daily except Mondays 9.00 - 12.00, 12.30 - 16.00
June, July, August daily except Mondays 9.00 - 12.00, 12.30 - 17.00
September daily except Mondays 9.00 - 12.00, 12.30 - 16.00
October Saturdays and Sundays 9.00 - 12.00, 12.30 - 16.00
November only for booked groups - conditions: see 1)
December only from 27 December to 31 December; conditions: see 2)

1. In February, March and November, sightseeing tours are provided only for booked groups. On workdays, the aggregate price for a group of at most 25 clients totals 2.500 Kc, i.e. ca.  75; at weekends, the aggregate price totals 3.000 Kc, i.e. ca.  90 - irrespective of the actual number of clients in the group. For each other visitor, the uniform admission fee of 100,- Kc, i.e. ca.  3, is charged on workdays, and 120,- Kc, i.e. ca.  3.60 at weekends.

2. Christmas tours from 27 December to 31 December will be only provided for booked groups. The aggregate price for a group of at most 15 clients totals 1.200 Kc, i.e. ca.  36, irrespective of the actual number of clients in the group. For each other visitor, the uniform admission fee of 80,- Kc, i.e. ca.  2.40, is charged

Admission fees:

basic fee:. 60,- Kc / person - i.e. ca.  1.80
reduced fee: 30,- Kc / person - i.e. ca.  0.90
(reduced fee: children aged 6 to 15, soldiers up to the rank of sergeant, students (after submitting a student card), holders of the cards ISIC, FIYTO GO 25, ITIC and disabled)
children under 5, accompanied by their parents:.. 1,- Kc / person
printed copy of the guide's explanation .10,- Kc / 1 copy
tours beyond the standard opening hours: see the above conditions 1),2)
castle chapel, salons:..agreed price

On the occasion of the Day of European Cultural Heritage and the International Day of Historic Monuments, the main sightseeing tour will be provided free of charge for booked groups from children's, seniors' and community care homes.

April-October - agreed admission fee up to 150,-   Kc / person.
Out-season visits (November-March) - agreed admission fee up to 300,- Kc / person.
Text of the sightseeing tour (German, English, French, Russian): 30,- Kc.

Wedding in the Castle's Chapel:   from 2.500 up to 9.000,- Kc (according to the range of services).

Sightseeing tours of the castle - see the GUIDED TOURS
Exhibition   "The Castle and Its Rehabilitation" :
from 1 July to 31 August, daily except Mondays, 9.00 - 12.00, 12.30 - 17.00
uniform price:.............. 5,- Kc / person
Concerts in the castle:
13 July      2001, at 20.00.....A Stroll Through the Viennese Operetta in Kynzvart Castle
  • 27 July      2001, at 20.00.....A Little Night Music in Kynzvart Castle
  • 10 August 2001, at 20.00.....A Stroll Through the Viennese Operetta in Kynzvart Castle
  • 24 August 2001, at 22.00.....Nocturno (within the International Chopin-Festival)
  • 31 August 2001, at 19.30.....A Little Night Music in Kynzvart Castle
  • Here, you will find information about the other events advance booking; booking is necessary for groups.
  • Special night tours:
    from 29 August to 1 September, 2001, 20.30 - 23.00 (each 15 minutes)
    booking/advance booking is necessary
    Viewing of prey birds in the castle park:
    daily except Mondays, 10.00 - 12.00, 12.30 - 16.00
    tours of the park: without restraint

    Reservation of the sightseeing tours:

    At the castle of Kynzvart - only by mail, fax or e-mail -

    The form for the e-mail reservation is available in three language variations on www page: (clients receive the confirmation of the reservation immediately).


    The Castle Kynzvart is situated in the area of the town of Lazne Kynzvart, 11 km from Marianske Lazne (Marienbad) towards Cheb (Eger). It is 28 km from Cheb and 45 km from Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad).

    The nearest border crossings:

    Pomezi nad Ohri / Schirnding, Germany (30 km), Sv. Kriz / Waldsassen, Germany (30 km), Broumov / Maehring, Germany (25 km), Rozvadov / Waidhaus, Germany (60 km), Vojtanov / Schoenberg, Germany (35 km). When going by car, turn off the road N° 21 connecting Cheb and Marianske Lazne at the village of Stara Voda (Marianske Lazne 9 km, Cheb 25 km), close to the turning Dolni Zandov (= the best route from Cheb; Cheb 20 km, Marianske Lazne 14 km), or at the village of Velka Hledsebe (Marianske Lazne 4 km). Buses turn off the road at Stara Voda (Marianske Lazne 9 km, Cheb 25 km) and  continue around the railway station and then to the left toward the castle.

    Restaurants and hotels:

    Accommodation at Lazne Kynzvart - Hotel DIANA (tel./fax # +420-165-691286), hunting lodge Kladska (ca. 5 km, tel. # +420-165-691339) or in Marianske Lazne ( ). Restaurant at Lazne Kynzvart - Hotel DIANA, restaurant U BUCKU (tel. # +420-165-691429), restaurant U TETREVA Kladska (tel. # +420-165-691244), restaurants in Marianske Lazne.

    Interesting Sights:

    Castle and Chateau at Becov nad Teplou (tel./fax # +420-17-3999394), Monastery at Tepla (tel./fax # +420-169-392733, fax # +420-169-392312), Loket Castle (tel./fax # +420-168-684104), Cheb Castle (tel./fax # +420-166-422942), Seeberg Castle / Ostroh (tel. # +420-166-595360), the Town Museum of Marianske Lazne (tel. # +420-165-62740, fax # +420-165-621753), Cheb Museum (tel. # +420-166-422386), Natural Reservation Kladska and others.


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