Noble Festivities and Amusements - exhibition

The seasonal exhibition Noble festivities and amusements is part of the project In the Footsteps of Noble Families. The thematic exhibition reminds aristocratic festivities and amusements in a broader context, i.e. entertainment and leisure activities that took place in the period from the 16th to the beginning of the 19th century not only at the castle in Český Krumlov during the reign of the Rožmberks, Eggenbergs and Schwarzembergs. The exhibition is complemented by a period playground at II. the castle courtyard, which includes a bowling and other games that will test the skill of each of the incoming visitors, or a photo point. The exhibition is also in English!

The visitor walks through the exhibition as if he himself were a participant in a grand celebration. Symbolically, he will pass through a ceremonial procession with allegorical chariots to the thrones of the hosts, after which he will witness a tournament match, which previously took the form of four sports disciplines. He will attend feasts and learn what courses the festive menu consisted of. In the section dedicated to Baroque theater, they will learn about the opera Derviš, which was performed in the Český Krumlov Castle Theater in the fall of 1795. Here, they will see original costumes and props, parts of scenery and musical instruments. He also looks behind the scenes of the theater. The last part is dedicated to dancing, balls and masquerades. The curators of the exhibition also used the entrance corridors to mention entertainment in the castle garden and outdoor sports activities. There is also a reminder of baroque fireworks and illuminations.

Basic information

  • duration 55 minutes
  • unlimited

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 7.–31. 8. Tue–Sun 10.00–18.00
1. 9.–30. 10. Tue–Sun 10.00–17.00

Daily except Monday. Tickets can be purchased for the last time one hour before the closing time of the exhibition (from July 1 to August 31, 2022 until 5:00 p.m., from September 1 to October 30, 2022 until 4:00 p.m.).


reservation not necessary