Benešov nad Ploučnicí – chateau

The chateau premises consist of Upper and Lower Chateaus. The Upper Chateau was probably built as a manor house as early as the beginning of the 15th century. In 1522-24 the two-floor building was rebuilt by Friedrich of Salhausen into a three-floor manor in Late Gothic style. Reticulated vaults and Gothic portal jamb were used. The Western and Eastern facades were provided with Saxon-style Renaissance gables in 1571. The Upper Chateau is dominated by octagonal stair tower.

The Lower Chateau was built in 1540-44 for John of Salhausen. The Late Gothic features are mainly apparent in the four-centre arched gables. The "Wolf's Wing“ was added in 1578.

Effective from 01/01/2002, the chateau was declared a national cultural monument.

Opening hours
April and October Sat+ Sun, holidays 10:00 - 16:00
May and September Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
June - August Thu - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Basic ticket I. guideway  - Dolní zámek 70,- CZK
II. guideway - Horní zámek 60,- CZK
Family ticket I. guideway  - Dolní zámek 180,- CZK
II. guideway - Horní zámek 150,- CZK
Discount ticket I. guideway  - Dolní zámek 50,- CZK
II. guideway - Horní zámek 40,- CZK

 * Family ticket means 2 adults and max 3 kids to 15 years old.

Zámecká 51
407 22 Benešov n. Pl.
Tel.: +420 412 586 795       


Česká republika
50° 44' 32.5644" N, 14° 18' 42.0768" E


  • Castle / Chateau