Rožmberk Castle brings visitors not only to the time of the last Rožmberks, Vilém and Petr Vok, but also, since the 2010 season, also represents the famous Buquoy family, which held the castle from 1620 until the end of the Second World War.

The current appearance of the castle is the result of reconstruction in the spirit of Romantic Gothic, which corresponds to the modification of the interiors. Typical of the mentioned period is the entrance hall with a richly decorated wooden staircase, the Křižácká gallery , where there are portraits of fictitious leaders of the Crusades, the armory, which concentrates a collection of weapons, armor, etc. from various historical periods. The older development stage of the castle is represented by the painting decoration of the so-called “Knight’s Hall”, which dates from the beginning of the 17th century. The castle’s collection of paintings attracts not only the names of famous authors – K. Škréty, J. Kupecky, N. Grund and others, but also portraits of important personalities, including Perchty from Rožmberk – the White Lady .

An ascent to the English Tower is also offered. After almost two hundred steps, the visitor is rewarded with a wonderful view of the entire castle area and the surrounding romantic landscape. In addition, it is possible to view a model of the castle, which depicts its appearance in the 14th-15th centuries. At the castle, you can also visit Katovna , where demonstrations of torture take place.

Visitor circuits

  • The main circuit (basic circuit) – a tour of the representative rooms of the former museum of the Buquoy family goes through the entire first floor of the castle.
  • Private rooms – the exhibition on the 2nd floor of the castle provides a glimpse into the privacy of the noble Buquoy family around the middle of the 19th century.
  • The Museum of Criminal Justice – the history of criminal justice and tort law, opens only in July and August.
  • Jakobínka Tower – Jakobínka is today the only remnant of the defunct Upper Rožmberk Castle. The ascent to the tower after nearly 170 steps is rewarded with a wonderful view of the entire area of ​​the Rožmberk Castle and the surrounding countryside.
  • In the years 2013 – 2019, an extensive reconstruction took place using historical construction and craftsmanship procedures. The interior contains information about the history of the tower, as well as a model of the tower including scaffolding and a crane, which reminds of this unique construction experiment.
  • Children’s circuit – a tour of the castle designed for organized groups of small visitors.

From the history of the castle
The castle dates from the middle of the 13th century and is one of the oldest castles of the Vítkovci, the ancestors of one of the most important Czech noble families – the Rožmberks. It is a complex of two Rožmberk so-called castles . Lower and Upper Castle. The hectic events at the beginning of the 30-year war caused Rožmberk Castle to find itself in the hands of the imperial general Karel Bonaventura Buquoy in 1620.

The castle was owned by the Buquoy noble family until 1945. Jiří Jan Jindřich Buquoy (1814 – 1883) was a passionate collector of art and historical objects. In the spirit of the romantic feeling of the 19th century, he implemented a magnificent plan and rebuilt Rožmberk into a family museum. While the first floor was very expensively modified for museum purposes, the rooms on the second floor of the castle were kept by the count’s family for their private use. The castle is open all year round .


NPÚ – ú.o. workplace in České Budějovice
Rožmberk State Castle
382 18 Rožmberk nad Vltavou

  • +420 380 749 838

GPS: 48.655735 14.364753

Region: South Bohemian region
Region: Lipensko
City: Rožmberk nad Vltavou
Tips for a trip: Rožmberk nad Vltavou and surroundings

Opening hours

January – March
1.1. – 31.3.
Tuesday – Friday 11:00 – 13:00
Saturday CLOSED

1.4. – 30.4.
Tuesday – Friday 11:00 – 13:00
Saturday Sunday 09:00 – 15:30

1.5. – 31.5.
Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 – 15:30

1.6. – 30.6.
Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 – 16:30

July – August
1.7. – 31.8.
Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 – 17:00

1.9. – 30.9.
Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 – 15:30

1.10. – 31.10.
Tuesday – Friday 11:00 – 13:00
Saturday Sunday 09:00 – 15:30

1.11. – 30.11.
Tuesday – Friday 11:00 – 13:00
Saturday Sunday CLOSED


Price:  190 CZK

Reduced price:  150 CZK


The price shown is for route No. 1 – Main circuit. Private rooms: 170 CZK/140 CZK. Throat justice: CZK 110/CZK 90. Jakobínka tower: 180 CZK.


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