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Opočno Chateau

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Castle The chateau is a complex of buildings in renaissance style built for Trčka of Lípa on the location of a former gothic castle. As a representative renaissance seat of the Trčkas of Lípa, it was built between 1560 and 1569. In 1634 when Jan Rudolf Trčka died, his testament was ignored. The Colloredos received the property for their support to Habsburks, instead of passing the property to Trčka's daughters and grand-daughter. The Colloredos had the chateau modified (probably by architect G. B. Alliprandi).

Historical interiors with a fine gallery founded by F. G. Colloredo Mansfeld, a library, and halls with ethnographic collections.
An armoury housing weaponry from the 16th to 19th centuries, including oriental weapons.
Large garden with ponds, a renaissance summer house and an extensive landscape park with a rich collection of tree species.
In 2003 regional court decided to return the Opočno chateau from the state possession to Colloredo family. However, later the judgement was revoked several times, and the ownership seems still not definitely stated.

Phone:494 668 216
Fax:494 667 802


For opening hours see the castle web page.
For actual entry fee see the castle web page.

Views of the chateau:

evening chateau yard (panoramatic, 354 kB) castle from Švamberk drawing photo  
Winter church, castle (panoramatic, 223 kB)engrawingChurch, castle (94 kB)


Chateau gardenOpen
April to September 7 - 20
October to March 8 - 15
(The garden is often open longer than above indicated.)

  • Castle game-preserve with 3 km long walkway. Wild sheep, deer, falow deer espial. Entrance gate near petrol station (1.5 km from the castle). Entry free.
    Roe Wild sheep deers
    January to December daily 8 - 16
    except hunting days
    (The game-preserve opening hours should be strictly folowed.)


    View from the yard Historical institute Pardubice (in Czech)
    Czech castles
    Very nice page
    Touristic info
    Oskar (briard) in the Castle Opocno - nice! Many pictures.
    10 artistic photos
    9 artistic photos
    a nice view and brief info about history
    Official pages in Czech
    Castle information (of 2001) (in Czech only)
    Colloredo-Mansfeld family
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