The Potštejn Château

The Potštejn Château


Potštejn Chateau - Zámek Potštejn

Jarníkova 1

517 43 Potštejn

Telephone: +420 702 066 213



Opening Hours

May, September: weekends 9:00 - 16:00

June: daily except Mondays 9:00 - 16:00

July-August: daily except Mondays 9:00 - 17:00


Sights, souvenirs, café, hotel.


The Potštejn Château

Potštejn Chateau came into being through the conversion of a farming yard under the reign of Jan Ludvík Harbuval Chamaré in 1749 as a late Baroque four-winged building surrounding a small square-shaped courtyard. By virtue of a marriage it then passed on to the Dobřenský of Dobřenice family, whom it belonged to until 1945 when it was confiscated under the Beneš Decrees. In the second half of the 20th century, the Revolutionary Trade Union Movement operated from here and later, after the Velvet Revolution, several private owners gradually took over. However, the Nováček family bought the considerably damaged chateau in the end in 2004, repaired it and made it accessible to the public for the first time in 2006. It is an ideal place for the grown-ups and the little ones alike. Aside the traditional moderated tours of the historic interiors, you can also experience acted tours based on stories featuring participants in costumes - even at night times. It will not be just the young visitors aged from six up who will enthuse about Bubákov (Bogy-land) - in the chateau vaults, you will experience a story deriving from the Potštejn’s past, full of mysterious ghosts of the long-gone historical figures. Neither will the smallest children be deprived of a bit. The magical Pohádkov (Fairy-tale-land) play area with ten hidden stories is awaiting them here. You can sit at a nice café in the courtyard and even sleep the night in the chateau hotel. Come and visit Potštejn also during the advent time, you will be awaited by a Christmas Bethlehem story that will teach you all the essentials of Christmas with a fun factor.

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