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Nové Hrady Chateau

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Czech name Zámek Nové Hrady
Address Nové Hrady 1
GPS 49°51'10"N 16°8'45"E (xx km)
408 m above sea level
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A Rococo structure built in 1774-1777 by Count Jean-Antoin Harbuval de Chamaré in the style of French summer residences, frequently referred to as “Little Schönbrunn" or “Czech Versailles.” The grounds include an entrance gate and a French garden with administration buildings, a granary, and an English park with a sandstone Calvary (1767) leading to the remains of the original Gothic castle.


Category chateau, museum, park, tourist attraction
Certificates and memberships Cultural monument, Tourist stamp
Style Rococo style (100%)
Services event planning and hosting, guide services in the area, Occasional concerts, sale of cycling and tourist maps of region, sale of novelties and souvenirs, sale of tourist cards, sale of tourist stamps, sales of gift certificates, space available for rent, WC, weddings and other celebrations
Staff languages Czech, English, Japanese
Accepted forms of payment Czech korunas in cash, Euro in cash, invoice (bank transfer), VISA, VISA Electron
Site grounds 100000 m2
First year open to the public 2001
Date of construction 1777
Year of latest reconstruction 2001
Distance from parking lot 100 m
  • capacity personal: 50, price: 20 CZK / day
  • capacity coaches: 2

Tours / exhibitions

Chateau exposition
Description Exposition of Central European furniture art from baroque to cubism, a lecture about the history of the chateau, its ongoing reconstruction and visit of the main rococo hall.
Open to public
Wheelchair Access : No
Photography allowed: No
Video cameras allowed: No
Foreign languages tour guide (English), printed guide (English, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Russian)
Exhibition specialization furniture / interior furnishings
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide ?/30
Gallery of English hats
Open to public
Wheelchair Access : Yes
Exhibition specialization clothing / textiles / accessories / lace / shoes
Description Exhibition of historical motorcycles called "Engines and pedals" from the collection of a private collector Mr. Jan Čejchan. Among the exhibits you will be able to see historical bicycles with an auxiliary engine, pre-war and post-war motorcycles and mopeds of both domestic and foreign production. The exhibition also shows the current trend - modern Apache e-bikes.
Open to public
Wheelchair Access : No
Photography allowed: Yes
Video cameras allowed: Yes
Exhibition specialization historic motorcycles / automobiles / bicycles
Maze
Description Maze created from trees, 4 observation towers, an escape exit in the back part and a surprise in the middle.
Open to public
Wheelchair Access : Yes
Photography allowed: Yes
Video cameras allowed: Yes
Gardens
Description Italian and English flower gardens, brodery Rococo garden in the front courtyard and utility gardens in the rear courtyard of the castle. Already repaired Stations of the Cross from 1767.
Open to public
Photography allowed: Yes
Video cameras allowed: Yes