The Castle (basic tour I.)

This tour includes the interiors and outdoor spaces of the parkan fortification wall with commentary on the development of the castle construction. The exhibit recalls the history of the Buquoy family from the arrival of the founder of the family branch in Bohemia, Karel Bonaventura Buquoy, to after the construction of the new castle on the outskirts of Nový Hrady and the establishment of the landscape park in the Terezin Valley. The installation of the rooms is inspired by gouaches by B. Str?bela showing the interiors in the mid-19th century and includes the largest portrait gallery of the Buquoy family in Bohemia, with a portrait of Sophia Theresa Buquo, by the important 19th century Viennese portraitist Franz Schrotzberger,the extensive collection of gouaches by A.G. Schulze from the mid-19th century of Nové Hrady and the surroundings, including views of the castle, and the Terezin valley, a hunting still life by Philipp Ferdinand de Hamilton and portraits of horses from his brother Johann Georg de Hamilton, the Ancestral Hall of Fame, the Buquoy archive, the first floor of the tower above the entrance gate. On the second floor of the tower there is an exhibition of glassmaking from Nové Hrady, built in collaboration with the Museum of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, with exhibits of clear engraved and cut glass and with examples of the unique black and red opaque hyalit glasse and agatino and lithyalin glass. There is also the original library with over 17,000 volumes.

Basic information

  • duration 50 minutes
  • max. 30 people

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 1.–31. 3. closed
18. 4. Mon 9.30–15.30
1. 4.–30. 4. Tue–Fri 11.00–15.30
1. 4.–30. 4. Sat–Sun 9.30–15.30
1. 5.–31. 5. Tue–Sun 9.30–16.00
1. 6.–30. 6. Tue–Sun 9.30–16.30
1. 7.–31. 8. Mon–Sun 9.30–17.00
1. 9.–30. 9. Tue–Sun 9.30–16.00
1. 10.–31. 10. Tue–Fri 11.00–15.30
1. 10.–31. 10. Sat–Sun 9.30–15.30
1. 11.–30. 11. Wed, Fri 13.00–13.00
1. 12.–31. 12. closed


Czech guide tour

  • Adults 25-65 years 170 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 140 CZK
  • Youth 18-24 years 140 CZK
  • Persons with disabilities with valid identification card/certificate 140 CZK
  • Children 6-17 years 70 CZK
  • Children under 5 years free
  • Person accompanying a disabled person free
  • Person accompanying a school group of 15 pupils/students free
  • Tour guide accompanying a group of at least 15 persons free
  • Free single NPÚ tickets free
  • Free family NPÚ tickets free
  • NPÚ-card free
  • „Náš člověk“-card free
  • Journalist with press accreditation free
  • ICOMOS-card free

Foreign language tours are offered in English and German. Those tours must be arrange advance, according to operational possibilities.

reservation needed for groups only