Žirovnice Chateau

The first written records mention a Gothic castle back in the 13th century under the Lords of Hradec.


Branka 1
39468 Žirovnice
region Pelhřimov
49.251408, 15.183693Map
Period: summer

The most significant structural adjustments were made under the Vencelíks of Vrchoviště throughout the 15th century when the castle was decorated with frescos.

In addition to paintings in the chapel and the Knight’s Hall, the chateau features unique painted decorations in the Green Room, which is said to represent a standard secular interior from the late Gothic period. The last owner, Sternberg, sold the chateau to the town  and the building was turned into offices to administer the domain and into rental apartments.

An extensive remodelling in the second half of the 20th century made it possible to use the former chateau as a museum. The greater chateau grounds also include a brewery. Beer was brewed here until 1865 and today, the building holds exhibitions. Under the Sternbergs, a large granary was added to what today houses the Exhibition of Rural Traditions and Crafts.

Foto: Archiv Vysočina Tourism