Lobkowicz Palace
Lobkowicz Palace
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Over 700 years of Czech and European history contained within the oldest and largest privately-owned art collection in the Czech Republic. World-famous paintings by Brueghel, Canaletto, Velazquez; ceramics spanning five centuries; and an exceptional collections of arms and armor. Other highlights include hand annotated manuscripts by many of the 17th - 19th centuries, including Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from $12.14
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Neighborhood: Hradcany & Letna
Your experience in Prague will never be complete if you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched from the west to the north, provide spectacular views of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses. Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history. Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.
How to get there
  • Lesser • 6 min walk
  • Hradčanská • 9 min walk
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AlwaysForever
Pennsylvania, Usa351 contributions
Aug 2022
If you visit, do take the included headphones and listen to the narrative. Most is done by the current generation of Lobkowicz family members and quite interesting. Frankly, I think this museum would be significantly less interesting without the narrative. They discuss the family and share some of their art collection. It is at the end of the castle area but it is not included on the castle ticket. It is worth the extra price.
Written August 15, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on our museum. We take great pride in caring for our works and creating a unique and memorable experience for all of our museum goers. With kind regards, Veronika
Written October 4, 2022
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,535 contributions
Sep 2019
Even thought it's called a palace - it was privately owned. The Lobkowicz family has kept it for centuries. The museum costs about $12 USD per person but they had a family "pack" for $28 for two adults and two children.
Written March 28, 2020
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic6,181 contributions
Jun 2020
It is the only privately owned building in the Prague Castle, the palace and the museum displays a selection of pieces from the Lobkowicz Collections, paintings from Paul Rubens, Dieago Velázquez (Infanta of Spain) or famous artwork Haymaking by Pieter Brueghel the Elder. Music Collection holds over 5,000 items. Other rooms are decorative arts, millitary and huntimg equipment. The display labels both in the Czech and English. At cash box you can ask for free the audio guide, highly recommended. The museum open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, entrance fee 200 CZK. The part of the museum is Cafe offering Czech and International fare with some amazing view of Prague.
Written June 9, 2020
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Hello, thank you for visiting our Museum, and for taking time to write such detailed review. We are glad you had time to visit our Café. We agree with you that the view from the terrace is amazing. Thank you again and hope to see you soon. With kind regards, Veronika
Written August 21, 2020
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Iamamuseumlover
Athens, Greece41 contributions
Oct 2021
BE CAREFUL! In their official website in the English version, there is possibility to book a so-called "TOUR". There is NO information that there is not tour available just audioguide! The website states that the tour starts 10am at Lobkowicz Palace. So, they let you book some tickets of high price (while thinking that you are booking a real guided tour starting 10am), just to get an entrance ticket with audioguide which you can use any other moment in the day than 10am. I spent 20 or more minutes in their websites trying to figure it out!
Written October 22, 2021
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Thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry that you felt the website terminology for an admission tour ticket to the Lobkowicz Palace was misleading. We offer visitors tickets to tour the Museum (which includes the free, family-narrated audio guide), but we do not offer guided tours (unless specially requested). Our website states our general Museum and Café opening hours (10:00–18:00); however, this is not a designated start time for guided tours. We hope that on your next visit, you can enjoy more that the Lobkowicz Palace has to offer. With kind regards,
Written November 2, 2021
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Rachel H
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Solo
I loved it all. A fantasic museum experience and no regrets on paying for entry. The audio guide is the best I have experienced as a seasoned museum visitor. The staff were fantastic and basically nothing to fault- its a must do and a great addition to the Prague Castle experience
Written April 1, 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind words, Rachel. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We’re so happy you loved your visit. Many thanks again, Veronika and all the staff at the Lobkowicz Palace Museum
Written June 3, 2022
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Louise
9 contributions
Jan 2020
This is not part of the ticket for Prague Castle but the entry fee isn't steep, and really good value for the treasures you will see inside. These include original manuscripts from Mozart and Beetoven, beautiful paintings and interiors, musical instruments and other objects. There is a balcony with the most amazing view over the city, and below it a nice cafe with the same view, if somewhat obscured by trees. If you are climbing the hill to the castle, this is well worth a visit and it stays open longer than the castle locations so do it once you have done the rest.
Written February 5, 2020
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natslive
Myrtle Beach, SC508 contributions
Dec 2019
This place is amazing. Wonderful view from the terrace and very impressive inside. The history/story of the art in the museum is fascinating - part of it was returned to family after Nazis stole it to only be taken again in 1948 and finally return when Czechoslovakia became free in 1989. Amazing to see original manuscripts by Beethoven and Mozart. We ended up being the only 2 to sign up for our tour with Viking so had a private lunch (goulash) and concert with just the 2 of us.
Written January 5, 2020
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Thank you for sharing your experience. The family-narrated audio guide brings the museum experience to life. We are glad you enjoyed the almost VIP visit. With regards, Veronika
Written January 7, 2020
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HockeyKate
Uk121 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Well worth an hour to wander round. An interesting audio tour on my phone was well worth downloading although was a bit glitchy- and sadly the musical instrument section was mistakenly in Czech in the English tour :(. Super to hear the family talk about their ancestry and enjoyed the objects they had on display as well as some beautiful art. A wonderful view from the balcony over the city was mesmerising.
Written June 4, 2021
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Michael H
Hatton, UK39 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
A pleasant surprise this place, competing against all the other delights of the Castle area atop Prague. The audio tour is a must, with members of the Lobkowicz family narrating (included free with the Prague Card). We could hear a live classical concert in one of the rooms, a nice backdrop (can be booked with entry ticket). Rooms are well presented and filled with treasures. Best of all, it feels personal to the family who lives there.
Fabulous panorama view of Prague from the terrace was a bonus.
We had lunch in their Cafe, which enjoyable too.
Written February 22, 2020
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Joseph C
Stamford, CT762 contributions
Jun 2019
The 16th Century Lobkowicz Palace is a must for a Prague visit, reflecting the wealth, power and influence of a family entwined for centuries with the Czech Republic and historical events.

The only privately owned owned building in the Prague Castle Complex, the palace was confiscated by the Nazis in 1939, along with other Lobkowicz properties. It was returned with the end of WWII, but quickly seized by the Communists as they took control.

The Velvet Revolution began a restitution process that returned ownership to the Lobokowitz family in 2002 and its opening to the public after extensive restoration to the public. While "private" the Lobkowicz family has opened the palace to the public, food for cultural tourists, education, research and a space to slide back into another era.

The palace reflect the culture of its time and the connections to European nobility and royals, multinationals before corporations. . There are 22 galleries or significant rooms with notable paintings of European Artists from the Lowlands to Italy to Spain. Daily concerts are a natural fit give hand-annotated compostions from the greatest composers of the 17th to 19th centuries. Beethoven? Yes. Also Mozart, Haydn and others. Exceptional ceramics, paintings reflect the families ties to art and royal houses.

The armory could provide fireams for a small army, historic varied weapons span the era from the early 1700s. The Lobkowicz maintain a Facebook page and a separate website worth looking at.


Written February 26, 2020
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Lobkowicz Palace (Prague) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Lobkowicz Palace is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Lobkowicz Palace admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $12.10, while a popular guided tour starts around $5.00 per person. See all 19 Lobkowicz Palace tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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