Castles enter the winter season. Veterans get in for free today!


On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the base tours will open free to veterans. All monuments open on this day are participating, including Sychrov, Zákupy, Slatiňany, Kuks, Konopiště, Karlštejn, Křivoklát, Mníšek pod Brdy, Veltrusy, Valeč, Házmburk, Valtice, Lednice, Šternberk, Hradec nad Moravicí, Květná zahrada in Kroměříž , Hluboká, Český Krumlov, Třeboň and Telč.

In addition to traditional buildings, visitors can also visit Kuks Hospital or Bezděz Castle this fall. Kuks will open during November weekends and during the state strike on 17 November. Bezděz Castle will be open in good weather. The state castle Telč and the Plasy monastery also rank among the twenty year-round monuments.

Preparations for the popular Hradozámecký advent for the public also begin. The monuments will offer an Advent program from December. There will be non-traditional tours of the Christmas-decorated premises with costumed guides, Nativity scenes, theater performances, concerts, workshops and competitions. At Hrádek u Nechanice Castle, Advent will mark the year of Harrachov in the Footsteps of Noble Houses project.

This year, during the main visitor season, a total of 4,083,229 visitors came to the state castles, chateaux and other monuments managed by the NPÚ. This is 11% more than in the first ten months of 2022 and 25% less than in the same period of 2019. The most visited monument was Lednice Castle, second was Český Krumlov and third was Hluboká Castle.

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