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.

Severozápadní křídlo zámku, okruh Aristokracie: začátek konce

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.

Basic information

  • duration minutes
  • unlimited

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
25. 5.–31. 5. Mon–Sun 10.00–16.00
1. 6.–31. 8. Tue–Sun 10.00–16.30
6. 7. Mon 10.00–16.30
1. 9.–30. 9. Tue–Sun 10.00–15.30
28. 9. Mon 10.00–15.30
1. 10.–31. 10. Sat–Sun 10.00–15.30
28. 10. Wed 10.00–15.30
1. 11.–13. 12. Sat–Sun 11.00–15.00
17. 11. Tue 11.00–15.00

Admission

Czech guide tour

  • Full 100 CZK
  • Children 0-6 years free
  • Youth 6-18 years 70 CZK
  • Family (2 full + 1-3 kids up to 15 years) 270 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 70 CZK
  • ISIC or EYCA Cards 70 CZK
  • ZTP, ZTP/P Cards free
  • ZTP/P Guide free
  • ICOMOS Card, National Museum and Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic Cards free
  • Journalist with press accreditation free
  • Free single or family NPÚ tickets free
  • Group ICOMOS, ZTP, ZTP/P, NM and MK with reservation 20 CZK/p
  • Group with reservation over 15 adults 90 CZK/p

Foreign-language tour

  • Full 200 CZK
  • Children 0-6 years free
  • Youth 6-18 years 140 CZK
  • Family (2 full + 1-3 kids up to 15 years) 540 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 140 CZK
  • ISIC or EYCA Cards 140 CZK
  • ZTP, ZTP/P Cards free
  • ZTP/P Guide free
  • ICOMOS Card, National Museum and Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic Cards free
  • Journalist with press accreditation free
  • Free single or family NPÚ tickets free
  • Group ICOMOS, ZTP, ZTP/P, NM and MK with reservation 20 CZK/p
  • Group with reservation over 15 adults 180 CZK/p

Foreign language tours offered in English

reservation not necessary