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Lobkowicz Palace, Prague

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Home to the same aristocratic family for nearly four centuries, Lobkowicz Palace is part of Prague's World Heritage castle complex. Confiscated by the Nazis and the Communists in the 1940s, this 16th-century palace finally returned to its rightful owners in 2002. Since then, the building has been home to a private museum housing priceless paintings by Piranesi, Canaletto, and Brueghel the Elder. The museum's prized possessions also include original musical scores written by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, who dedicated three symphonies to Joseph Franz Maximilian, the seventh prince Lobkowicz. An audio guide, dictated by current owner William Lobkowicz, brings to life dozens of personal items displayed here, including Lobkowicz family portraits and photo albums. Put Lobkowicz Palace on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Prague tour planner.
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  • A coffee break "the & strudel" inside the Prague Castle, with breathtaking views of the city. Quite delicious, and very nice.
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  • Place has a great collection of paintings and other objects of art. I think the entrance fee was a little overpriced. 
  • The Lobkowicz palace is a part of the Prague Castle, but this is the only privately owned edifice inside it. It belongs (again) to the noble Lobkowicz family. Located in the lower part of the Castle, ...  read more »
  • A nice museum that focuses mostly on the history of this historic and wealthy noble family. The audio tour is a must and included with the entry fee. Without the audio tour I could see it being very boring and not make any sense. The family history is very interesting, especially as it related to their support of music and the arts - the family basically bankrolled Beethoven. Their is nothing really to see as far as the architecture of the building in most of the rooms (especially the 2nd floor). I'd imagine much of it was destroyed or removed during the Nazi and communist occupation of the castle.
  • Spectacular gallery with a focused history on the members of this noble family. The audio tour is narrated by the living members of the family which adds a nice continuity to the collection. Little facts like rings worn by 16th century members in paintings still being owned and worn by the living members. They have original sheet music of Beethoven written in his own hand, some of his most famous and well known symphonies!! My favorite musuem in the city, good shop as well
  • Me and my wife have been there for a chamber concert at new year eve to 2015. It was fashinating concert and concert hall. Before and after concert, we had seen around abit. There are museums inside and other facilities. We would like to spend more time there to discover more about it.
  • Cool, cheap and full of works! Audio guides are free and contain the description for every room.
  • That's a nice palace to visit. There is a lot of things to see...
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