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Around Kralupy

Chateaus, castles and historical towns

  • Nelahozeves chateau

Distance from Kralupy: 4 kmzamek-nelahozeves.jpg
Bus: MHD (local) line n. 2 (257 102), bus stop Nelahozeves
Train: route 090 Kralupy nad Vltavou - Děčín, station Nelahozeves Zámek
Car: free parking lot in front of the chateau
Opening hours:
Summer season: Tue-Sun: 9-17 (last tour starts at 4 pm)
Winter season: Sun: 9-17 (last tour starts at 4 pm)
Contacts: tel.: 315 709 111, e-mail:
info@zameknelahozeves.cz, web: zameknelahozeves.cz

One of the most beautiful renaissance buildings in the Czech Republic - the Nelahozeves chateau - was built in the 16th century by Florian Griesbeck from Griesbach. Later it became the property of the House of Lobkowicz who have owned the chateau till nowadays. You should definitely go on the chateau tour showing the life of the influential noble family in the 19th century. You can also visit the nearby birthplace of the famous composer Antonín Dvořák.

  • Veltrusy Chateau

Distance from Kralupy: 4 kmzamek-veltrusy---zima.jpg
Bus: lines 370, 371, 250
Car: parking lot 50 m from the chateau
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: May, September, October: 8.30-17, June-August: 8.30-19; Sat-Sun: April, October: 8.30-17, May-September: 8.30-19,
Contacts: tel.: 315 781 146, e-mail:
veltrusy@npu.cz, web: zamek-veltrusy.cz

A charming baroque chateau with rococo features was founded by count V. A. Chotek in the 18th century. We recommend going on one of the three guided tours. When you are in the chateau park, you must not miss the Sphinx and the antique style pavilions.

  • Okoř castle

Distance from Kralupy: 10 kmokor----pohled-od-jihu.jpg
Train: line 093 Kralupy nad Vltavou - Kladno, station Zákolany, poté pěšky
Car: parking in the village or on a meadow under the castle
Opening hours:
April, May, Oct.-Dec.: Sat-Sun: 10-16, June-September: Tue-Sun: 10-16,
Contacts: tel.: 233 900 675, e-mail:
obec.okor@worldonline.cz, web: hrad-okor.cz

The romantic ruin of a medieval castle in the Okoř village in the Zákolanský Creek valley. The castle was founded in the 14th century by a Prague townsman F. Rokycanský. Since the second half of the 18th century, the castle has been uninhabited. Do not forget to look at the torso of the gothic chapel and the prismatic tower.

  • The royal town Velvary

Distance from Kralupy: 10 kmradnice-ve-velvarech.jpg
Train: line 111 Kralupy nad Vltavou - Velvary
Car: parking on The King Vladislav Square
Contacts: tel.: 315 617 001, email:
el.podatelna@velvary.cz, web: velvary.cz

The townlet can boast its preservation area which includes the burgher houses in the square and adjoining streets, a renaissance town hall or the Prague Town Gate.   In the town's museum (Tue, Wed: 9-11, 12-16, Thu: 9-11, 12-15, Fri, Sat: 9-11, 12-17), you can see for example an old merchant's shop or a part of the Malovary treasure.


  • Říp mountain

Distance from Kralupy: 15 kmrotunda-sv.-jiri.jpg
Car: parking in the Rovná village
Contacts: tel.: 724 663 757, email:
rip@npu.cz, web: hora-rip.eu

The mythical Říp mountain, up where Forefather Czech climbed according to the legend, is one of the symbols of the Czech Republic. On the top of the mountain you can see the romanic St. George's rotunda (April, October: Sat-Sun: 10-16, May, September: Tue-Sun:10-17, June - August: Tue-Sun: 10-18). You can refresh in a stylish nearby restaurant.


  • Fort museum in Sazená

Distance from Kralupy: 12 kmsazena.jpg
Train: line 111 Kralupy nad Vltavou - Velvary, station Velvary, then on foot
Car: parking in the village
Opening hours: 25.7, 29.8, 28.9, 28.10.: 10-17, 12.12.: 10-16
Contacts: tel.: 737 341 932,

In the picturesque Sazená village, there is a unique type of light fortification from the pre-war era (before WW2). In the opening days, you can see the interior of the so-called "řopík", equiped in the original style.