The castle and chateau in Jindřichov Hradec is one of the largest heritage complexes in the Czech Republic. In the third courtyard you will be greeted by soaring arcades and behind them a small park in which stands the Rondel, one of the most charming Renaissance buildings in the Czech Republic. Each circuit offers interiors that can only be seen here.

Jindřichův Hradec Castle and Chateau offers three tour routes divided according to individual construction stages and a visit to the viewpoint from the Black Tower . The first route, called Adam’s Building , is accessible throughout the tourist season, which mainly passes through the representative spaces of the first floor of the Renaissance wing, built by Adam II. from Hradec in the second half of the 16th century. The route marked as the Gothic Palace is accessible from May to September and introduces the visitor to the oldest period of the existence of the castle in Jindřichov Hradec , the interiors of the Gothic palace. The last route is called Apartments of the 18th and 19th centuriesit is accessible from June to August. It presents interiors reminiscent of the lifestyle of the last noble owners, the Černín family.

During a tour of the castle and castle grounds, you will see, for example, wall paintings from the life of St. Jiří from 1338, a late-Gothic painting of the Jindřichhohradecka Madonna, a well with a beautiful Renaissance lattice or a black tower with a famine and observation deck. The castle’s pride is the well-preserved black kitchen , where, according to legend, the White Lady cooked porridge for the local poor.

The new tour route “The Černínová Exhibition and the Stuchlé Cabinets Exhibition”

The new exhibition opened in July 2018 will focus on the diplomatic, travel and collecting activities of the Černín family from the early modern period to the 20th century . The fact that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is located in the palace bearing their name also proves that this is not a random connection.

The exhibition will present the diplomatic and related travel and collecting activities of the Černín family, former owners of the castle in Jindřichov Hradec . One of the main exhibits will be a unique Turkish tent , which Heřman Černín from Chudenice received from diplomats of the Ottoman Empire in 1644. The second part of the circuit presents the work of artist Stanislava Stuchlé.Puppet beauties dancing the Charleston, a strongman greeting the newcomer by blowing his trumpet, a mermaid coming to life, but also a circus obludarium and a bedroom of Countess Černín made in detail, measuring several tens of centimetres. This is the charming world of puppets by artist Stanislava Stuchlé. After the success she achieved at several exhibitions here and abroad, her unusual puppets are on display in a new permanent exhibition at the Jindřichohradec Castle. The exhibition will enchant not only children, but also their parents.

black Tower

The Black Tower (hunger tower) is open on Saturdays and Sundays in May and September, and daily from June to August. The 32-meter-high tower is one of the oldest buildings in the area from the time after 1220. During the ascent to the tower, you can look into the interior of the oldest castle kitchen, discovered during recent repairs, where cooking is done two days a year, in mid-December. There are 149 steps leading to the tower’s balcony, which offers a view of the entire city and the surrounding area . The tower is accessible independently, without a guide .

Followers of St. George

In Oldřich Castle, you will find an exhibition of the Followers of St. George depicting the legend of St. George, a cycle of wall paintings significant in Europe , which provide an insight into the life of society in the time of the “knight king” Jan of Luxemburg. The exhibition will be accessible as part of the celebration of the 700th anniversary of the birth of the Czech Emperor and King Charles IV.

From the history of the castle

The area of ​​Jindřichhoradek castle and chateau, which has grown over the centuries to the area of ​​today’s three and a half hectares, has its beginnings on the site of an older Slavic fort , built in the 10th century on a rocky promontory above the confluence of the Nežárka River and the Hamerské Potok. The manor house and the town have been owned by generations of three leading noble families for seven centuries. Lords from Hradec , Slavats and Černíns from Chudenice , who with their high political and social status participated in shaping the destinies of the whole country. In the years 1976 – 1993, the castle and chateau underwent a general repair and was gradually made available to the public.

The premises of the castle and chateau often come alive with theater performances and concertsand other events that make it an important cultural and social center even for the present.


Jindřichův Hradec State Castle and Chateau
Dobrovského 1/I
377 01 Jindřichův Hradec

Tel.: +420 384 321 279

E-mail: Jindřichův Hradec@…

WWW: www.zamek-jindric…

GPS: 49.142035 15.000484

Region: South Bohemian region
Region: Czech Canada
City: Jindřichův Hradec

Opening hours

1.4. – 30.4.
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

1.5. – 31.5.
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

June – August
1.6. – 31.8.
Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 – 17:30

1.9. – 30.9.
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

1.10. – 31.10.
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

Last tour 45 min. before the end of opening hours. The Black Tower and Route B – Gothic Castle accessible: June-August daily (except Mondays) 9:00-17:15, May and September on weekends 10:00-17:00 Route C – 19th century apartments. and roundel: June-August daily (except Mondays) 9:00-17:15


Price:  190 CZK

Reduced price:  150 CZK

The listed prices are valid for route A.


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