Aristocracy: The beginning of the end

Educational tour Aristocracy: The beginning of the end offers a glimpse into the life and fate of the last owners of the Veltrusy chateau Karel and Livie Chotek. They came to live on the estate at the invitation of count Arnošt Chotek, in 1921. He was the last of the Veltrusy family line, was never married and childless. History of the Choteks' family as well as these authentic surroundings would help us to acquaint ourselves with the role of nobility in the administration of the state and its lifestyle.

The tour narrative follows the Choteks' since the early 1800's, their rise to power in the imperial court administration, until the mid 20th century that brought the end of noble titles and privïleges as well as their financial decline.

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Visiting hours
The times shown in the opening hours always indicate the time of the first and last tour.

We recommend booking a visit for the foreign visitors.

Photography
Allowed only in Arnošt Chotek's room, the dining room and the bedroom. In other rooms it is forbidden for operational reasons. It is not allowed to use the flash, tripod or selfie rods.

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 10.-31. 10. sat–sun 10.00 – 15.30
26. 10.-28. 10. wed–fri 10.00 – 15.30
1. 11.-18. 12. sat–sun 11.00 – 15.00
17. 11. thu 11.00 – 15.00

Admission

Individual tour with downloaded application or text
  • Kategorie Price
  • Adult 150 CZK
  • Youth age 18-24 120 CZK
  • Children age 6-17 60 CZK
  • Children age 0-5 free
  • Senior age 65 or over 120 CZK
  • Holder of an identity card as a disabled person 120 CZK
  • Holder of an identity NPÚ card, Náš Člověk card and ICOMOS card free
  • Holder of an indentity card as a person accompanying a disabled person, teacher accompanying a school group (one per 15 students), professional tour guide accompanying a tour group (one per 15 visitors) free
  • Teacher accompanying a school group free

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