CASTLE OF MĚLNÍK (ZÁMEK)
Petit Futé's opinion on CASTLE OF MĚLNÍK (ZÁMEK)
Located 15 km from Veltrusy, the castle of Mělník, residence of Czech queens, rises on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Vltava and Elbe (Labe). The slopes of the hill are planted with vineyards, producers of Ludmila, a good wine whose name celebrates the homeland of the grandmother of Prince Wenceslas, Saint Ludmila, and that the amateurs will taste on the spot. The castle, owned by Lobkowitz (since 1739 and then restored in the 1990 s), consists of three wings organized around a pleasant courtyard where the sgraffite facades and arcades are well developed. The building houses a very interesting painting museum.
You will admire in particular the most prominent representatives of Czech Baroque, including K. Škréta, P. Brandl and V.-V. Reiner. We will also see a beautiful collection of baroque furniture and a superb exhibition (for whom is passionate about the subject) of maps of cities of Europe of the seventeenth century. We will definitely descend into the xivth century cellar, where pay tastings are organized. Then go back to the castle terrace to admire the magnificent view of the two rivers (Elbe and Vltava) and the Polabí plain.
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Opening time and information on CASTLE OF MĚLNÍK (ZÁMEK)
Open from April to October every day from 9.30am to 6pm, until 4.30pm from November to March. Adult: Kč110, reduced: Kč80. French texts. Visit cellars: Kč50. Wine tasting from 9.30am to 3.30pm from November to March, until 5.30pm from April to October (the prices vary).