Kost Castle


The first records of the Kost Castle date from 1349 when it was the seat of Beneš of Vartenberk. In the 15th century the castle was owned by the Hazemburks and the army of Jiří of Poděbrady tried in vain to besiege the castle. Later, under the ownership of the Bibrštejn and Lobkovic families Renaissance extensions were attached. During the Thirty Years´ War when it became the property of the Černín family it was damged by fire and one part converted into a corn-loft.
After 1950 the castle was completely restored by the state and at present it houses a remarkable exhibition of late Gothic and early Renaisance paintings and sculptures from the collection of the National Gallery.

I wish you a wonderful trip!


Opening hours:

April  We - Su  10:00 - 16:00
May - June  Tu - Su  9:00 - 17:00
July - August  Mo - Su  9:00 - 18:00
September  Tu - Su  9:00 - 17:00
October  We - Su  10:00 - 16:00