Jezeří Chateau

A Chateau above a coal mine

The medieval Eisenberg castle, located at the foot of the Krušné Mountains, was changed in the mid-16th century into a Renaissance chateau by Nicholas Hochhauser from Hochhau. The House of Lobkowicz, who acquired the chateau in 1623, soon proceeded with Baroque alterations. In the Baroque period, the Jezeří chateau was an important cultural and social centre. In 1802, there chateau and the chateau’s symphony under the direction of Joseph Cartellieri and Antonín Vranický achieved fame. The Viennese court composer, Christoph Willibald Gluck, who is often characterized as one of the reformers of musical drama, received his music education at Jezeří. The chateau used to be visited by e.g. J. W. Goethe and other dignitaries.

After World War II, the grand residence of the Lobkowicz family deteriorated for a long time. After years of devastation, its destruction was considered in favour of coal mining. In 1987, the chateau was fortunately rescued and at the end of the 1990s its gradual reconstruction began. At present, the chateau is open to the public and mainly because of its turbulent past, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region. From there, you have a direct view of an active lignite quarry with giant diggers and excavators, which have stopped just at the foot of the Krušné Mountains, in front of the castle.

Tourist season

The tourist season is from April 1 to October 31.

April  10:00 am – 5:00 pm open on weekends and holidays
May to September 10:00 am – 6:00 pm open daily except for Mondays
October 10:00 am – 4:00 pm open on weekends and holidays

Outside the specified time, the object is open for visits with the prior consent of the Jezeří State Chateau Administration.


By car to the chateau’s car park, on foot from the village of Černice (public transport system from Litvínov)

435 43 Horní Jiřetín
Telephone: +420 724 326 031, +420 602 626 430,

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