Zbiroh Castle and Chateau
Welcome to Chateau Zbiroh – the Three Emperors’ Chateau, open all year round.
Chateau Zbiroh is located in the picturesque landscape of the Křivoklát Forest just 20 minutes from Prague. Given its easy access from Prague and Pilsen it is ideal for excursions, corporate and social events, business meetings, conferences and fairytale weddings.
Zbiroh is the first stately home in the Czech Lands and was mentioned in church chronicles at the end of the 12th century. Over the centuries the castle was converted into the present neo-renaissance chateau. Its owners have included King Ottokar II and the Emperors Charles IV, Sigismund and Rudolph II, which is why it is known as the Three Emperors’ Chateau.
The chateau, originally Zbiroh Castle, holds several records:
- the oldest stately home in the Czech Lands
- the deepest well in Europe
- the oldest castle keep in the Czech Lands
Chateau Zbiroh will enchant you with its history and its interiors...
Chateau Zbiroh, surrounded by an English park measuring sixty hectares, has a large number of salons and halls, a gothic chapel and wine cellars. There is the medieval tavern “U Rudolfovy kratochvíle” with its period atmosphere and interior and an original menu. The chateau’s salons and halls include the large neo-Renaissance Alfons Mucha Hall, with an original curtain by the world-famous painter, who spent eighteen years here and painted his famous Slav Epic.
All kinds of corporate and social events, business meetings and conferences, team-building stays (more information at www.chateaucatering.cz) and fairytale weddings (more information at www.weddingchateau.cz) can be held at Chateau Zbiroh.
We offer our guests:
- year-round tours of the chateau
- the chateau park with a game preserve
- a medieval tavern with period dishes
- the chateau’s wine cellars
- hire of halls and salons
- a wealth of relaxation, sports and outdoor activities
Famous families and persons who have owned, stayed at or visited Zbiroh Castle / Chateau Zbiroh
Statesmen and figures from history
- Ottokar II, King of Bohemia
- Charles IV, Margrave of Moravia and future emperor
- Blanche of Valois, Queen of Germany and Bohemia, Margravine of Moravia
- John of Bohemia, King of Bohemia, father of Charles IV
- Sigismund, emperor and king
Figures from history and the arts
- Alfons Mucha
- Ema Destinová
- František Šrámek, writer and playwright
- Josef Václav Sládek, poet and translator
- Václav Vačkář, composer
- Sulislavec since 1193
- Drslavic since 1238
- Přemyslid since 1277
- Zajíc since 1327
- Luxembourg since 1333
- Rožmberk since 1336
- Kolovrat since 1440
- Sternberg since 1477
- Lobkowicz since 1505
- Habsburg since 1594
- Bethel Henry Strousberg since 1868
- Colloredo-Mansfeld since 1879