Valdštejn Chateau, Jičín
The chateau in Jičín was built after 1608; 12 years later, it caught fire after an explosion, and was seriously damaged. Under Albrecht of Valdštejn, in 1633, it was newly built in the Baroque style.
It is one of the largest early-Baroque chateaux in our country and a significant dominant element of the urban preserve of Jičín.
In the historic interiors you can visit the Lounge of Three Emperors with portraits of leaders - allies who once fought against Napoleon. At present, the chateau is used by the town authority and it is the residence of the District Museum and the Gallery with a permanent exposition of works by artist Radek Pilař.
|January - March||Tu - Su||10:00 - 16:00|
|April - June||Tu - Su||9:00 - 17:00|
|July - August||Mo - Su||9:00 - 18:00|
|September - December||Tu - Su||9:00 - 17:00|
|Full entrance fee:||60,00 CZK|
|Family entrance fee:||130,00 CZK|
|Senior citizens:||40,00 CZK|
|Full entrance fee:||45,00 CZK|
|Family entrance fee:||90,00 CZK|
|Senior citizens:||20,00 CZK|
Valdštejnovo náměstí 1
Jičín, 506 01
Altitude above sea level: 280 m
|Phone:||+420 493 532 204|
+420 493 545 111
|Fax:||+420 493 532 204|
Čeřovka (Milohlídka) - hiking trip to lookout tower
Albrecht von Wallenstein (hero of The Thirty Year War and the richest man after the emperor in Austrian monarchy) thinking about his landscape compositions, really had where to take his ideas from. Volcanic hills near Jičín bring special character to the valley. On the hill Veliš once was a castle, on Zebín is even now a chapel, and between the two of them is the summit Čeřovka. Its location near Valdice Alley encourages a walk rather than a long excursion.