The Doudleby nad Orlicí Château

The Doudleby nad Orlicí Château


Chateau Doudleby nad Orlicí - Zámek Doudleby nad Orlicí

Zámek 1

517 42 Doudleby nad Orlicí

Telephone: +420 494 383 420



Opening Hours


April, May: Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

June, July, August: Tuesday - Sunday 9:00 - 17:00

September: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

October: Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

The park and the Grandma's Backyard are open to the public in line with the opening hours of the chateau.

Museum of Natural History:

April, May, June and September: weekends 10:00 - 17:00

July – August 9:00 - 17:00


Sights, museum, mini-zoo, café, souvenirs.


The Doudleby nad Orlicí Château

Doudleby Chateau was built by the House of Bubna of Litice as a hunting lodge in 1590, so the nobles dwelled here only in summer. It became their year-round home only at the beginning of the 19th century. In 1948, the chateau passed into the hands of the state for 40 years. It was then returned to Mrs. Eleanora Dujková, née Bubna-Litice, and today it is being taken care of by her son Petr Dujka. With the exception of a short break in the second half of the 20th century, the Doudleby Chateau thus belonged, and it still belongs, to a single family who also built it – a rarely encountered phenomenon indeed. Yet the chateau edifice itself is most interesting, too. You will find well-preserved Renaissance sgraffito here, ceiling paintings inside, some of them even with the so-called emblems – i.e. with hidden puzzles. However, you will see much more if you take a site tour - a huge early Baroque stove, a wax figure of Ferdinand of Bubna-Litice, the beautiful Chateau Chapel or the Mirror Hall. You can also visit the largest private Museum of Natural History in the Czech Republic located inside a former granary near the chateau, part of which is also an exhibition entitled “A Year in the Village” staged with the use of corn rustle. Children in particular are advised not to miss the Grandma's Backyard with pets, which is located right next to the granary. There is an English park surrounding the chateau, where you can stroll in the shade of tall trees and then have a nice cup of coffee in the chateau’s café. Popular Farm Markets are also held here once a month.

The chateau is part of the product Chateaux on Orlice - the Czech Loire.