2016 was the year of the 700th anniversary of the birth of Emperor and King Charles IV. On this occasion we prepared for you a special tour that will take visitors to the reign of the Luxembourg dynasty and introduce them to the relational circumstances of its members - Charles IV, John of Luxembourg and Sigismund of Luxembourg to Zbiroh castle. Visitors will see the original Gothic parts of the castle (courtyard, fortification, palace), and look into its royal chambers of the medieval palace, see not only a rare exhibit from the Luxembourg period and the entire tour will be crowned by a visit to the chapel used by Charles IV. and his wife Blanche of Valois for private prayers. Finally, from the watch tower gallery, they will have a beautiful view of the landscape of the former royal castles along the Charles Emperor Via Carolina.
Sightseeing time: 90 minutes
Zbiroh Castle was in the possession of the Luxembourgs from 1333 to 1437. However, a substantial part of this period served as a pledge of the Rosenbergs. Zbiroh fell into the hands of the Luxembourgs in 1333, when 17 years old king and margrave Charles IV. redeemed it after his return from France and Italy. Because of its convenient location on the country road from Prague to Bavaria (later the imperial road Via Carolina) he used it on his diplomatic journeys. He also spent several times in the castle with his first wife Blanche of Valois. In 1336, Charles's father, King of Bohemia John of Luxembourg, pledged the castle to the Rosenberg family to pay off his war debts. The Rosenbergs arranged the promotion of Zbiroh to the town and gave it the coat of arms with the family five-petal rose. At that time Zbiroh went through a turbulent period of the Hussite wars, during which the castle was besieged and bombarded. The castle was returned to the Luxembourgs in 1431 when the pledge was redeemed by Charles's son, Roman Emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg. At his invitation to Zbiroh, the legate of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, later famous Pope Pius II, stayed here.
• Adults 190, - CZK
• Children under 6 years free
• Children from 6 to 15 years 80, - CZK
• Children from 6 to 15 years in org. groups 70, - CZK
• Students up to 26 years old with valid ID card 110, - CZK
• Seniors over 65 years 110, - CZK
• ZTP, ZTP/P 110 CZK
• Family - 2 adults and 2 children under 15 years 450, - CZK
• Foreign language with a guide - 250, - CZK / person (for groups of 10 or more)
The tour takes place in the summer tourist season only on request for groups of more than ten people. You can make a reservation at +420 602 527 632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact us for more information.