State Rooms (main tour route)

The tour will take you to the most splendid rooms of Vranov chateau and introduce you to the most important owners – the counts of Althann, who initiated the magnificent building transformation during the baroque and neoclassical periods in the 17th and 18th century.

Interior of the Hall of the Ancestors

The tour begins on the inner staircase with prints of the Spanish Riding School from the 18th century and leads into the marble corridor with the portrait gallery of the Althanns. Next you will enter the great baroque apartment with a anteroom, boudoir, bathroom, cabinet and a lady's bedroom. You will next see the grand drawing room, dining room, furnished hall and a bedroom of count Michael Joseph Althann with a toilet cabinet, adorned with exceptionally preserved wall canvas decorations and murals from the neoclassical period. Finally you will enter the monumental Hall of Ancestors, created by the imperial court architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, which is for its architectural design and artistic execution considered on of the most valuable baroque interiors in Central Europe. The tour ends at the souther terrace with a triumphal arch and splendid views of the surrounding landscape, originally designed as a spacious landscape garden.

  • Tours can be reserved in person, by telephone or at the latest three days ahead by e-mail or by post. The order must include the date of the visit, the requested time of the visit, the chosen route, the number of people, the required language for the tour and the name and telephone number of the group leader. Group leaders with confirmed reservations should purchase tickets at the cashier no later than 15 minutes before the start of the tour. They must announce themselves at the counter without waiting, even if there is a queue of visitors. If they fail to announce their arrival within the given time limit, their group loses their right to a preferential tour.
  • The cash desk is located in the southwest building on the first courtyard immediately after the first entrance and is marked by a sign. Here visitors can purchase timed (!) tickets and pass through the passage into the second courtyard with a view of the Vranov valley.
  • At the latest three minutes before the start of the tour participants must gather at the main court by the fountain, from where they will enter the chateau interiors.
  • During the summer period the interval between tours is 10 minutes.
  • The lunch-break is set by the regulations for visitors as from 12 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The time for the ending of the opening hours is the time the last tour starts.
  • In April and October on weekdays (apart from Mondays) the tour is available for groups of more than 10 who have booked in advance and with the previous confirmation by the chateau administration.

 

The guided tour route is shown by the photographic gallery STATELY INTERIORS.

Basic information

  • duration 45 minutes
  • max. 25 people

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 1.–29. 3. closed
30. 3.–30. 4. Sat–Sun 9.00–15.00
19. 4. Fri 9.00–15.00
22. 4. Mon 9.00–15.00
1. 5.–30. 6. Tue–Sun 9.00–16.00
1. 7.–31. 8. Tue–Sun 9.00–17.00
1. 9.–30. 9. Tue–Sun 9.00–16.00
1. 10.–27. 10. Sat–Sun 9.00–15.00
28. 10. Mon 9.00–15.00

Admission

Commentary in Czech

  • Adults 150 CZK
  • Children aged 6-15, students aged 15-26, OAPs over 65, holders of a ZTP (a pass for the disabled) over 18 110 CZK
  • Family admission (maximum 2 adults and three children up to 15) 400 CZK
  • Children under 6, holders of a ZTP/P pass and ZTP/P guides, holders of a ZTP pass up to 18, holders of ICOM, ICOMOS and holders of National Heritage Institute ID cards and journalists after accreditation at the chateau administration are all free

Foreign Language Commentary

  • Adults 230 CZK
  • Children aged 6-15, students aged 15-26, OAPs over 65, holders of a ZTP (a pass for the disabled) over 18 170 CZK
  • Family admission (maximum 2 adults and three children up to 15) 620 CZK
  • Children under 6, holders of a ZTP/P pass and ZTP/P guides, holders of a ZTP pass up to 18, holders of ICOM, ICOMOS and holders of National Heritage Institute ID cards and journalists after accreditation at the chateau administration are all free

reservation needed for groups only