The best of Hluboká Chateau
- Vast and well-preserved chateau kitchen with original equipment
- Exquisitely decorated ceremonial halls of Hluboka Chateau
- Expansive landscape park ideal for relaxation
- Small neigbouring town of Hluboka nad Vltavou and its unique atmosphere
HLUBOKÁ NAD VLTAVOU – “Romance of South Bohemia”
The Hluboká Chateau in South Bohemia, surrounded by fishponds, is the ideal destination for history buffs, romantics and lovers of sport and recreation. The first steps on any visit inevitably lead to the Hluboká Chateau, an early 13th-century castle which has since undergone several transformations. It owes its current neo-gothic appearance to the Schwarzenberg family and the work they carried out in the 19th century. Reminiscent of England’s Windsor Castle, it is often described as the most beautiful Czech chateau and comprises 140 richly decorated rooms and eleven towers, the highest measuring 60 metres. The Schwarzenbergs also founded a huge landscaped park here around the same time.
The town of Hluboká nad Vltavou offers much more than tours of its charming chateau. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of wellness services at local hotels and guesthouses, and sporting activities with venues for baseball, basketball, mini golf, cycling, yachting, rafting and hunting. Alternatively, visitors can test their abilities in the Adrenaline Park, enjoy the aero club, or a game at the local golf club. The eighteen-hole course, with 9 public holes, is situated below the chateau.
The chateau gained its current magical neo-gothic appearance in the 19th century and is reminiscent of the English royal Windsor Castle. It interiors house vast collections of art and everyday objects from the lives of Czech nobility.
Those who enjoy walking should head for the Zoological Park, situated on the bank of a large fishpond, next to the old Ohrada Hunting Lodge. This 4.5-hectare site is home to around 300 species, originating from Europe and the temperate climates of Asia.