Lobkowicz Palace

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Top 5 things to see at Lobkowicz Palace, Prague

The Lobkowicz family inherited this castle in 1627, long before both the Nazis and the Communists seized it. Back in the family’s hands, today it operates as an incredible museum and the only private building in the Prague castle complex.

  • Handwritten Manuscripts by Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart

    1. Handwritten Manuscripts by Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart

    Some of the most formative music ever, including Beethoven’s 4th symphony and Mozart’s re-orchestration of Handel’s Messiah, can be viewed here, written by the masters themselves.

  • Celebrated Paintings by Brueghel, Canaletto, Velazquez

    2. Celebrated Paintings by Brueghel, Canaletto, Velazquez

    The entire collection is some 1,500 paintings. The jewels of the collection are Brueghel’s influential “Haymaking” and Canaletto’s two cityscapes of London.

  • The Outstanding Collections of Arms and Armor

    3. The Outstanding Collections of Arms and Armor

    The castle showcases military and sporting rifles and pistols from the 18th to 20th centuries, along with an impressive collection of armor.

  • 4. The Lobkowicz Library

    This prime example of an aristocratic library is home to many manuscripts dating back to the Middle Ages or earlier, like a small, precious section of the Gospel of Mark.

  • 5. Enjoy a Lobkowicz Palace Concert

    A midday classical concert is performed each day in the stunning baroque concert hall. There's a varied program, featuring works by baroque, classical and 19th-century Czech composers. Buy combo tickets to save on the concert and castle admission.

Planning Your Visit

  • Arrive early

    The castle complex opens at 9:00AM, so make it up there a little before. Have an hour walking around, experiencing a bird’s-eye view of Prague, before the Lobkowicz Palace’s opening hours begin at 10:00AM. You’ll be thankful when you see the crowd in the afternoon.

  • Make A Day Out of It

    Eat an early hotel breakfast and treat yourself to lunch in the Lobkowicz Palace cafe—it’s about as close to royalty as you can get!

  • Take Advantage of the Audio Guide

    The one-hour-long tour guide walks you through focal points of European history, narrated by a living Lobkowicz. It’s musical, engaging, and available in 8 different languages.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The Palace museum is open everyday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    An adult ticket is 275CZK (about $11), but prices continue up with meals, concerts and other perks.
  • Will I need a guide?
    An audio tour is included in the price of admission and is definitely recommended!
  • How to get there
    Take tram number 22 or historic tram 91 to the “Pražský hrad” (Prague Castle) stop, then walk about 7 minutes.
  • Additional information

    • Photography is not permitted in any of the exhibition galleries.

    • There are no parking facilities at the castle, so plan to take public transportation.

What people are saying about Lobkowicz Palace

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 566 reviews

Simple way to get into the Palace and Prague Castle

We were told by a walking tour guide that we need not have paid for entry to the Castle since so much of it is free to look through, but we found the tickets to the 5 buildings worth it - especially to get out of the cold for a while! We had no trouble exchanging out voucher for tickets at the Palace.

Truly an amazing performance by three very accomplished musicians. They played a varied program of classical music to a smaller group of listeners which made for an intimate feel. The Lobkowicz Palace was a beautiful venue. A highlight to our trip in Europe indeed. Would recommend attending.

There are quite a few stairs to climb and descend, which we weren't expecting. Also, do get there a bit earlier as the majority of rows are unreserved. We would have liked to be able to watch the pianist playing. However, excellent performance, beautiful setting.

must visit all the places, be sure you start your day at 10 to cover everything by that day closes. Start from the palace and then go to other places to be able to enjoy it seamlessly

Experienced musicians in a beautiful Castle environment! After the concert I recommend to take a coffee at the terras un the Lobkowicz castle to enjoy the view over Prague city.