Horsovsky Tyn Castle and Château, medieval town

The aristocratic habitation patterns in the 16th-20th centuries exhibition. Natural park.

Order Tour Code: C SWW5
Tour availability: Tour available in summer season

Originally episcopal castle founded in 1st half of 13th century. Destroyed by a big fire in 1547, rebuilt into Renaissance style castle by Jan Popel Lobkovicz - junior. In the years 1623 – 1945 it was a property of family Trauttmansdorff. Since 1945 the castle has been under state administration.
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

The Horsovsky Tyn Castle (National Cultural Monument) ranks rightly among the most important landmarks of West Bohemia. The contents of the sightseeing round Castle are made by the renovated Bishop´s Palace including the reconstructed interior of the unique Early Gothic Bishop´s Chapel. The sightseeing tour Palace offers a view of aristocratic habitation patterns in the 16th-20th centuries, as well as an exquisite gallery with portaits of Czech rulers. A collection of rarities is on display inside the Castle Kitchen. Within the fourth sightseeing tour called Burgrave´S Palace, visitors can admire the exhibits provided jointly by the Town Museum of Horsovsky Tyn Castle, with this tour featuring the reconstructed Riding School as well.
It is surrounded by 40 hectares of Natural park.

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1. Gothic castle
Unique early Gothic chapel, furnished Renaissance rooms (bedroom, dining room, study), armoury. Time tickets, tour with a guide, duration of the tour 50 min, tours can follow in 15 min intervals, maximum 23 people in a tour.
2. Renaissance castle
Castle living from 16th century up to the beginning of the 20th century, lounges, ball room, library, unique gallery of paitings of Czech rulers. Time tickets, tour with a guide, duration of the tour 60 min, tours can follow in 15 min intervals, maximum 23 people in a tour.
3. Kitchen
Exhibition of historical lamps, dishes, personal and travelling needs, porcelain, textile, toys, etc. Time tickets, tour with a guide, duration of the tour 40 min, tours can follow in 30 min intervals, maximum 23 people in a tour.
4. Burgrave palace
Joint exhibition of The town museum Horšovský Týn and the castle - riding school, defending corridor, historical interior of burgrave palace. Time tickets, tour with a guide, duration of the tour 50 min, tours can follow in 30 min intervals, max.10 people in a tour.
5. Heraldry halle
Representational Renaissance halls, mural paintings with heraldry motifs from 16th century, portraits of Habsburgs, paintings of premises of the Trauttmansdorff family, still lives with flower motifs, occasional exhibitions. Time tickets, tour with a guide, duration of the tour 30 min, tours can follow in 30 min intervals, maximum 60 people in a tour. Park
Originally Renaissance garden, rebuilt in 1905 into an English-style garden, takes an area of 40 ha.Free access, entrance from the downtown.
Horšovský Týn was originally a pontifical castle established before the middle of the 13th century. In 1547 it burned out and was rebuilt into a monumental renaissance residence (Jan the Younger of Lobkowicz). During 1623 – 1945 it was owned by the Trauttmansdorffs. Since 1945 the castle is owned and administrated by the state.
The national monument State Castle Horšovský Týn is one of the most open objects in the Czech Republic.
The All Saints’ Church in a near village Horšov and the St. Anna Church near Horšovský Týn also belong to the administration of the Castle.

In the nearby Horsov, a coumpound pontificial court used to stand since the 12th century already. In the 13th century, it didn’t suit to the claims of its time on the fortification grounds any more and that’s why a fortified early gothic castle (a castell type) was built by one of the Prague’s bishops on a rocky shore in a near merchant settlement called Týn – later Horšovský. The rests of this original castle are apparent in the castle interiors - the most valuable room is the early gothic chapel. After the Hussite wars the castle was no more owned by church but it was given to profane feudals. The family of Ronsberg – the lords of the nearby Pobezovice - came to this place as one of the first noble families. By 1535, this manor was gained by an important czech noble family, the Lords of Lobkowicz.
The first one of them was Jan the Younger of Lobkowicz, who performed important offices in the country and was in king Fredinand’s I. favour. In 1547, a big fire arose in the town of Horsovsky Tyn, reached the castle as well and it was nearly destroyed by it. Three years later, Jan the Younger had this half-damaged castle rebuilt into the new and modern style of that time, the Renaissance. In this state, the castle was preserved till today. The heir of Jan the Younger, William, was sentenced to death and lost of his property because of his participation in the uprising of the estates in Prague. In 1623, the manor was bought as a cheap postwar confiscate by a steyerian count Maxmillian of Trauttmansdorff – an imperial diplomat. The Trauttmansdorffs owned the castle for more than 300 years till 1945, as pursuant to the president Beneš Decree the administration of this castle was given to the state. The gothic and renaissance castle Horšovský Týn is so valuable because since the reconstruction in the 16th century, there hasn’t been any other rebuilding. There were only some small changes made in the rear court during the last reconstruction in the 19th century.

In 1996, the whole complex was declared a national monument for its enormous historical value. Not only the castle belongs to the complex but also the building of the burgravery palace and the nearly fourty hectar large natural-landscape park with a lookout tower Gloriet, Loreto Chapel and Widow House. Today, the castle is one of the most open monuments in the Czech Republic: during the main season, there are six visitor’s routes offered to the public with the total time over 5 hours.



SW from Prague – 2,5hours

Trip :
1)Horsovsky Tyn trip number SWW5 – 8hour round trip

Trips combinations :
2)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Klatovy SWW2 - 9hour round trip
3)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Rabi Castle SWW4 - 9hour round trip
4)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Svihov castle SWW3 - 9hour round trip
5)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Plzen SWW1 - 9hour round trip
6)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Krivoklat castle W1 - 9hour round trip
7)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Karlstejn castle SW1 - 9hour round trip
8)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Nizbor crystal factory W3 - 9hour round trip
9)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Karlovy Vary spa WW2,WW3-Moser Glassworks – 10hour round trip
10)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Nizbor crystal factory W3 + Krivoklat castle W1 - 11hour round trip
11)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Nizbor crystal factory W3 + Karlstejn castle SW1 - 11hour round trip
12)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Karlstejn castle SW1 + Krivoklat castle W1 - 11hour round trip
13)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Nizbor crystal f. W3 + Karlovy Vary spa WW2,WW3 - 12hour round trip
14)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Krivoklat castle W1 + Karlovy Vary spa WW2,WW3 - 12hour round trip
15)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Karlstejn castle SW1 + Karlovy Vary spa WW2,WW3 - 12hour round trip
16)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Marianske Lazne spa & Porcelain Factory Slavkov trip number WW1 - 10hour round trip
17)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Marianske Lazne spa & Porcelain Factory Slavkov trip number WW1 + Karlovy Vary spa WW2,WW3 - 12hour round trip
18)Horsovsky Tyn SWW5 + Marianske Lazne spa & Porcelain Factory Slavkov trip number WW1 + Karlovy Vary WW2,WW3 + Franz Kafka´s village B3 - 13hour round trip

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