The Letohrad Château

The Letohrad Château


Letohrad Chateau - Zámek Letohrad

Václavské náměstí 1

561 51 Letohrad

Telephone: +420 465 622 092



Opening Hours

Castle exposition:

July-August: Mon - Sun 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16

Out of season by advance appointment.

Haunted Cave:

July-August: Mo - Su 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30

May-June, September only upon prior request

October-April closed

Jára Cimrman Museum and Room:

July-August: Mon-Sun 9-17

Out of season by advance appointment.

Municipal Museum:

July - August:

Mo-Fr 8:00 - 11:30, 12:15 - 17:00

Sa-Su 9:00 - 11:30, 12:15 - 17:00


Mo, We 8:00 - 11:00, 11:30 - 17:00

Tue, Thu, Fri 8:00 - 11:00, 11:30 - 16:00

Sat 8:00 - 11:00


Sights, museum, gallery, souvenirs.


The Letohrad Château

Letohrad Chateau was originally a wooden fortress which was built here in 1554 at the order of Zdeněk Žampach of Potštejn, the then owner of the estate. A conversion to an early Baroque chateau with a detached tower was implemented towards the end of the 17th century. The chateau gained most of its current appearance around the year 1730, when the tower was pulled down and a connecting wing was introduced. It welcomes the visitors also nowadays as they are coming in from the square. The chateau underwent an extensive reconstruction in the nineties and now you will also find a hotel, restaurant, private grammar school, library and elementary art school in it, along with the expositions. Within the approximately half-hour-long guided tour, you can explore all the furnishings dating back from the Baroque, Historicism and Art Nouveau eras. Works by Alfons Mucha are exhibited here, too, who had been hiring a studio in Letohrad for some time. You will also hear an interesting music box, the so called polyphonic, which the guide will play just for you. The chateau vaults will then let you reminisce about the renowned Jára Cimrman as you will be walked through his museum and room here. Worth visiting is also the adjacent Municipal Museum with an exhibition of matches and a sled once owned by the Emperor Napoleon. The chateau is surrounded by a beautiful park where not only the kids will be pleasantly spooked by Dragon Kyšperák living in the Haunted Cave. If this does not sound like enough, then come to Letohrad in the summer months and take part in the creepy night wandering event to seek the White Lady, for who knows, perhaps it will be you to break her spell.