Budyně nad Ohří Castle

The golden treasure is allegedly hidden in the castle in Budyně nad Ohří as a result of work in the alchemical workshop. It has been recently restored and is a major attraction. The castle from the 13th century is surrounded by a moat and a swampy bank of the river Ohře.

The royal fortress in its Gothic form was damaged by the explosion of a powder magazine and two entire wings had to be demolished and rebuilt in Renaissance style. In the past two centuries the castle has been further modified. There is the Janda Museum with an exhibition of the tools and implements of the last executioner, as well as a price list for the acts. In the alchemists' workshop we find curves, a melting furnace and mortars of all sizes. There is also a dining room with a beautiful fireplace, sumptuous bay windows and a stuffed crocodile hanging from the ceiling. From the courtyard, the remains of the outer fortifications with keyed loopholes can be seen.

Opening hours

Summer operation 1. 4. - 31. 10.

Open daily except Mondays 10:30 - 12:30 and 13:00 - 17:00.

Winter operation 1. 11. - 31. 3.

The Water Castle and the Jand Museum are closed. It is possible to visit the castle courtyard from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you are interested in a tour outside opening hours, you can arrange a tour by phone. Tours can be arranged for groups of more than 10 people.

More information about the Budyně Water Castle in the section: The Golden Trail of Castle Lands


Vodní hrad a Jandovo muzeum - Budyně nad Ohří
Mírové náměstí 1
411 18 Budyně nad Ohří

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