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Side view of Valtice Palace and Church of the Assumption from the palace park.
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Valtice Castle

The Valtice Castle is a pearl of Baroque architecture, and the town is the centre of winemaking in the Czech Republic with the only Wine High School in the Czech Republic and the host of the National Wine Salon

Originally a Gothic castle founded in the 12th century by the bishops of Passau, in 1530 Valtice became a place of residence of the princely family of Liechtenstein, one of the wealthiest familes in Europe. A number of important architects of the 17th and 18th centuries gave it its current form, including Anton Ospel, Anton Erhard Martinelli and Antonio Beduzzi.

In 1996, the castle and the castle park were listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site.

Besides the main sightseeing tours, you can visit many of the seasonal exhibitions, the castle chapel, the winter riding hall and other temporary and seasonal attractions in the castle. Various cultural events, wine festivals, concerts and performances, and Baroque festivals take place here.

The beautifully decorated Castle Chapel from 1729, with an organ constructed by Lothar Franz Walther, is a purely Central European baroque masterpiece. – © Lenka Beránková
The beautifully decorated Castle Chapel from 1729, with an organ constructed by Lothar Franz Walther, is a purely Central European baroque masterpiece. – © Lenka Beránková

Visit

Valtice Castle

Hours

The main guided tour (basic tour)

  • January, February, March: closed
  • April: Tuesday - Sunday, 09:00 – 16:00
  • May, June: Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00
  • July, August: daily, 09:00 - 17:00
  • September: Tuesday - Sunday, 09:00 – 17:00
  • October: Tuesday - Sunday, 09:00 - 15:00
  • November: Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 – 14:00
  • December: closed
    Check the website for up to date information.

Souvenir shop

  • January, February, March: closed
  • April - October: daily, 8:30 - 18:00
  • November, December: closed
    Check the website for up to date information.

Castle wine shop

  • January: closed
  • February, March: Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 – 20:00
  • April - October: daily, 10:00 - 20:00
  • November, December: closed
Pricing

The main guided tour (basic tour)

  • 180 CZK (€ 7) / reduced 130 CZK (€ 5) - guide in Czech language with text in languages English, German, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, French, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Arabic.
  • 320 CZK (€ 12,5) / reduced 230 CZK (€ 9) - guide in English language - reservation needed

Other tours and exhibition 60 – 140 CZK (€ 2.5 - €5.5).

Credit cards are accepted, online ticketing is available https://npuvstupenky.colosseum.eu/list?mrsid=81&listType=4&language=en-gb.

Café, wine shop, restaurant, fast food, information centre, souvenir shop, bike storage, toilets are at the castle area.
Parking for cars and buses is close by, in distance 15 - 400 m from castle.