Trip Jindřichův Hradec,

The whole complex is the 3rd largest in the  Czech Republic, after Prague Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov.

The original castle was founded in 1220. Its dominating feature is the palace with chapel and cylindrical tower which had been used as a dungeon and  have been  preserved up to the present day. The castle was owned by a branch of Vitkovec Dynasty, the Lords of Hradec. Jindřichův Hradec castle was extended in the 15th century and in the 2nd half of the 16th century the Renaissance style reconstruction took place, which changed the castle into a representative chateau. During this reconstruction new buildings were built as well as arcades and a garden house – roundel. At the beginning of the 18th century several Baroque style construction works were made. In 1773 the chateau burned out and its reconstruction came about at the beginning of the 2Oth century.

The whole complex has 320 rooms and offers 3 lines of guided tours. The original palace offers for instance a cycle of wall paintings from the 14th century. The Chapel of the Holy Ghost is worth seeing as well. The best preserved black kitchen in the Czech Republic is situated in the red prismatic tower called Menhartka. Night guided tours with the Hant are also very famous.

General info about conducted tour and opening hours:



Path A, Adam\'s house  Opening hours
(open daily except Mondays)    Last excursion
April, October       10:00 - 4:00      3:15
May, September  10:00 - 5:00      4:15
June till August     9:00 - 5:30       4:30

Path B, Gothic castle            Opening hours
(open daily except Mondays)  Last excursion
April, October    closed
May, September    10:00 - 5:00
only Saturdays and Sundays    4:15
June - August    9:00 - 5:15        4:15
Path C,
Apartmás of the 19. century and Rondel
                  Opening hours
(open daily except Mondays)   Last excursion
April, October    closed
May, September    closed
June - August    9:00 - 5:15    4:15


Black Tower                             Opening hours
(open daily except Mondays)    Last excursion
April, October    closed
May, September    10:00 - 4:00
only Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays     4 :30
June - August    10:00 - 4:30    4:00

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