The highly acclaimed Lobkowicz Palace is part of the Prague Castle
After 40 years of Communist rule, and a further 12 years seeking its restitution, the Lobkowicz family finally regained ownership of their palace in 2002.
Restoration followed, and the palace is now open to the public as a museum, displaying exhibits drawn from the extensive Lobkowicz family collections.
The museum traces the history of the Czech lands and its people through the possessions of this unique family. Among the many exhibits on display are works of art from the 12th-20th century, including glorious Old Master paintings by Canaletto, Brueghel the Elder, Velazquez and others, a gun collection, musical instruments, and rare music manuscripts from Mozart and Beethoven.
Lobkowicz Palace was originally named the Pernštejn Palace. It was built in the mid-16th century by Czech nobleman Jaroslav of Pernštejn.
The palace has played its part in some of Bohemia’s significant historical events. In 1618 the infamous “defenestration” took place, when Protestant rebels threw their Catholic Imperial ministers from the windows of Prague Castle. Surviving the fall, the ministers took refuge in the adjoining Lobkowicz Palace.
Lobkowicz Palace has undergone many changes over the years, but fortunately all periods of its architectural history can be seen. Of particular note are the palace chapel and the magnificent reception rooms: the Marble Hall, the Balcony Room and the Concert Hall.
And the restored Concert Hall is once again being used for classical concerts. These run daily at lunchtime and can be booked through Prague Experience.
Once your visit is complete, visitors may wish to enjoy a drink in the café. Terrific views over the city can be enjoyed from certain tables.
Three ways to visit Lobkowicz Palace
Although part of the Prague Castle complex, entrance to Lobkowicz Palace is not included in any Prague Castle tickets or tours. It belongs to the Lobkowicz family, so visitors must purchase a separate ticket. Ways to visit:
1. Museum Ticket
Entrance includes a one-hour audio tour, which guides visitors through Lobkowicz Palace. This is available in Czech, French, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
Buy direct at Lobkowicz Palace - advance reservations not necessary.
Prices: Adult 275czk. Senior/Student/Child (7-15 yrs) 200czk. Family (2 adults + 2 children) 690czk.
2. Classical Concert Ticket
The Concert Hall at Lobkowicz Palace is a delightful setting for classical concerts. Concerts take place daily at 13:00.
To purchase a ticket, go to our concert listings section. Find the day you wish to attend the concert, then click book.
Prices: 390czk & 490czk.
Listings and tickets: Book Concerts
3. Museum & Concert Package
Combines the entrance and one-hour audio tour of Lobkowicz Palace with the classical concert. Entitles you to visit the palace any time from 10:00-18:00 on the day of the performance.
To purchase a ticket (at a discount to buying separate museum and concert tickets), go to our concert listings section. Find the day you wish to attend the concert, then click book.
Listings and tickets:
Book Museum & Concert Package.