The chateau 100 km from Prague is situated on the left bank of the Sázava river, adjacent to the center of the ancient town, in the breathtaking landscape of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. A two-storey four-wing building with Renaissance, Baroque, Empire and Neo-Renaissance elements, under itś two wings are basements, is surrounded by a rectangular courtyard with a fountain and an orangery. Together with the chateau park it forms a beautiful and outstanding landmark.
Description of the property
The large chateau complex offers more than 5,500 sqm of usable space on two above-ground floors, which are largely renovated.
Under the Empire wing in the western part there are several rooms of cellars with vaulted ceilings, which were built in the Middle Ages along with the fortress, as well as an extensive cellar space and several other cellars under the original hunting lodge. Another part of the underground, the escape route from the cellars, leads to the town church behind the river but it is not open now.
The generous attic space above all the wings offers another range of usage after adaptation.
The chateau now serves not only the owner, but also provides space for social and private events and weddings.
Several luxuriously renovated apartments equipped with historical furniture provide hotel accommodation.
Unique permanent exhibitions are placed here: The exhibition of historical European glass from the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and glass from the Světelská area, both located in the Baroque wing. The exposition of historical clocks, Baroque paintings, polychrome sculptures, figurative porcelain from the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the Vysočina Museum in Třebíč and private collections were placed by the owners in the Renaissance and Empire wing. There are two guided tours for children: the Kingdom of Children and the fairytale circuit Na Sázavě.
The Ladurée Café offers light snacks, is located in the renovated premises in the oldest late Gothic wing of the chateau. It consists of two interconnected rooms (with a capacity for about 70 people), a storage room, a kitchen, a preparatory room for the café staff and an interior entrance to the public toilet. It is fully equipped, incl. furniture, bar, etc.
A large English park with a cascade of ponds and bridges a children's playground with an area of about 16,000 m2 is partially owned by the castle (8051 sqm), most of the park is owned by the city, which completely cares for its maintenance at its own expense. The park is open to the public and visitors of the chateau.
Thanks to the constant care of the owners, the chateau becomes a meaningful cultural center of the region.