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Sightseeing tours

1st tour - Monastery

lasts: about 60 minutes

the History of Benedictine order, the Exposition of St. Jan Nepomucký, the Cloister, the Assumption church, the Abbot's rooms ...more

2nd tour - Castle

lasts: about 50 minutes

the History of Benedictine order, the Exposition of St. Jan Nepomucký, the Winter refectory, Lapidary, Library of the princely Windischgrätz family ...more

Wheelchair access visit tour

lasts: about 80 minutes

the Assumption church, the Cloister, the Winter refectory, Lapidary, Library of the princely Windischgrätz family ...more

 

History

Established by Prince Vladislav I in 1115, the Benedictine monastery at Kladruby was set into a sparsely settled landscape inhabited by Slavonic population. It was provided with vast estates; in particular, in a triangle formed by the Mže River, the Úhlavka River and the frontier forest.

The first Czech monks were soon joined by missionaries from the nearby town of Zwiefalten. Close relation with Zwiefalten were being kept even later, when the Czechs recovered their numerical superiority in the monastery. Several times, the monastery became a venue of discreet diplomatic negotiations. For example, against the background of the culminating conflict between the Czech church and the temporal lords, Přemysl I met here representatives of the curia.

After having been Gothicized, the original Romanesque church was consecrated in King Wenceslas I’s presence in 1233. Sometime around 1233, under Abbot Reiner, the village of (Old) Kladruby was established in the vicinity of the monastery; namely, next to the current churchyard. By virtue of the astute Abbot Reiner’s purposive acquisition activities, the monastery considerably expanded its estates around Kladruby. ... more

 

Maps

 

 

Opening hours

January

only for previously booked group, minimum is 20 persons

February

only for previously booked group, minimum is 20 persons

March

only for previously booked group, minimum is 20 persons

April

Saturdays and Sundays

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

every hour

May

Tuesday - Thursday 

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

every hour

Friday - Sunday 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

every hour

June

Tuesday - Sunday 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

every hour

July

Tuesday - Sunday 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

every hour

August

Tuesday - Sunday 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

every hour

September

Tuesday - Sunday 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

every hour

October

Saturdays and Sundays

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

every hour

November

only for previously booked group, minimum is 20 persons

December

only for previously booked group, minimum is 20 persons

 

Admission

 

for one tour

for both tours

basic fee

90,- CZK/ 3,50 €

180,- CZK/ 7,00 €

reduced fee

60,- CZK/ 2,50 €

120,- CZK/ 5,00 €

children under 6

0,- CZK/ 0,00 €

0,- CZK/ 0,00 €

photos

200,- CZK/ 9,00 €

video

250,- CZK/ 11,00 €

reduced fee:

holders of ISIC

60,- CZK/2,50 €/ 1 tour

children over 6, students, seniors over 65

60,- CZK/2,50 €/ 1 tour

children under 6

0,- CZK/ 0,00 €

ICOMOS, ICOM

0,- CZK/ 0,00 €

extra fee:

foreign language guide

basic fee + 70,- CZK/ 3,00 €

foreign language text

basic fee + 20,- CZK/ 1,00 €

out of opening hours

basic fee + 20,- CZK/ 1,00 €

 

Pictures

... more

Monastery of Kladruby  -  349 61 Kladruby u Stříbra, Czech Republic  -  tel./fax.: +420 374 631 773  -  e-mail: kladruby@mybox.cz