Castle Hluboká nad Vltavou

373 41 Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czechia
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Tour from Prague to Castle Hluboká nad Vltavou

White brickwork, battlements, loopholes, towers and turrets, oriel and pointed-arch windows, a mazelike floor plan– all of this brings to mind the romantic rural atmosphere of the English kings of Windsor. It was precisely on this model that the entire Hluboká complex and the surrounding land was rebuilt.

What’s include:

  • Transport costs (payment of road charges, fuel, parking)
  • Transfer during the tour from the hotel
  • Modern & comfort bus
  • WI-FI

Highlights:

  • Courtyards of the Castle
  • Castle Gardens
  • Castle Fortress
Hluboká nad Vltavou
Day: Everyday
Start time: 8:45 a.m.
Distance: 144 km
Tour duration: 10 hours
Type of tour: bus and walking
Start and finish tour: Hotel pick up/drop off
Stops: Any stop you would like to make
Languages: English, Spanish, Russian, German, Italian, French

Originally a royal sentry castle, it had a succession of important owners. The Schwarzenberg family lived here for a full three hundred years before the Second World War, when the castle was occupied by the Gestapo and the family emigrated overseas. The princely residence came alive mainly during autumn hunting season, when it was visited by the cream of the European aristocracy.

In terms of elegance and comfort, the interiors did not take a back seat to English and Scottish manors of the 19th century. Among the requisite amenities were a private chapel, its own theatre, and a library with about 12,000 volumes. The castle has some 140 suites, many of which are richly furnished with the Schwarzenberg family collections and are accessible to the public.