Žďár nad Sázavou Chateau

This Cistercian Monastery, founded in 1252 by Boček of Kunštát, turned into an aristocratic residence over the centuries.


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The modern history of the chateau starts with the return of the Kinsky family into Žďár nad Sázavou in 1992 when they reclaimed their property. The work commenced by his ancestors has been resumé by Constantin Kinsky and his wife Marie.

In 2015, Theky opened an interactive and multimedia New Generation Museum in the former chateau brewery. The exhibition can help visitors to understand the chateau grounds,  originally a monastery, which experienced its largem boom under Abbot Vaclav Vejmluva, who commissioned architect Jan Blažej Santini Aichel to renovate it. After that, you can venture out on a monastery tour in Santini’s tracks. Other exhibitions include a family gallery of the Kinsky family and the Baroque Art from the National Gallery in Prague collections, which evokes the cultural environment of monasteries in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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