Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Benešov nad Ploučnicí Castle

Renaissance castle with many faces

The Upper and Lower Castles in Benešov nad Ploučnicí represent an art-historically significant example of a genuine extant Renaissance architectural complex, of which the nearby Parish Church of the Birth of the Virgin also forms a part. These buildings are associated with the aristocratic Von Salhausen family of Meissen, who had come to Bohemia in the early sixteenth century and commissioned magnificent buildings here in the Saxon Renaissance style. After the failure of the Bohemian Revolt in 1621, the Salhausen family were among those forced to leave the country, and the castles fell into other hands. Since Benešov nad Ploučnicí was never again the seat of a noble family, neither of the castles was subjected to the usual "modernizations". Today this unique group of Renaissance buildings is a visitor attraction - not only for architecture buffs. An exhibition of furniture, porcelain, weapons, paintings, graphic works and works of applied art vividly conveys the aristocratic way of life in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A noteworthy feature in the castle courtyard is a copy of a sculpture of a Triton by the Dutch master Adriaen de Vries.

Address

Zámecká 51
40722 Benešov nad Ploučnicí

Contact

Tel: +420 412 586 795

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Opening hours

Lower castle: 5. 3.-31. 3. sat-sun 10.30-13.30 1. 4.-30. 4. mon-sun 10.00-14.15 1. 5.-31. 5. mon-sun 9.00-15.15 1. 6.-31. 8. mon-sun 9.00-16.15 1. 9.-30. 9. mon-sun 9.00-15.15 1. 10.-31. 10. mon-sun 10.00-14.15 Upper castle: 5. 3.-31. 3. sat-sun 10.30-14.45 1. 4.-30. 4. mon-sun 10.00-15.00 1. 5.-31. 5. mon-sun 9.00-16.00 1. 6.-31. 8. mon-sun 9.00-17.00 1. 9.-30. 9. mon-sun 9.00-16.00 1. 10.-31. 10. mon-sun 10.00-15.00 Lower + Upper castle: 5. 3.-31. 3. sat-sun 10.30-13.30 1. 4.-30. 4. mon-sun 10.00-13.45 1. 5.-31. 5. mon-sun 9.00-14.45 1. 6.-31. 8. mon-sun 9.00-15.45 1. 9.-30. 9. mon-sun 9.00-14.45 1. 10.-31. 10. mon-sun 10.00-13.45

Prices

Circular tour I - Lower Castle Adults 220 Kč, reduced 150 Kč, family ticket 580 Kč Circular tour II (Upper Castle) Adults 140 Kč, reduced 90 Kč, family ticket 370 Kč Combiticket Adults 320 Kč, reduced 220 Kč, family ticket 860 Kč children up to 6 years - free of charge

Offers

guided toursshopspecial exhibitions

Guided tours in English and German Exhibition texts in German

Arrival

The train station "Benešov nad Ploučnicí" directions_railway directions_bus is approx. 750 m from the castle. The bus stop "Benešov n.Pl. ,, nám." directions_railway directions_bus in the pretty market square of Benešov.

Designated parking spaces are also available on the market square, but they are often occupied. There is a large parking lot a few meters to the west.

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