Significant personalities of the literary world, who spent some time at the Janovice palace
The palace and park of Vrchotovy Janovice is a place that, in the recent past, played home to a noteworthy being – the Baroness Sidonia Nádherná of Borutín. She was born here and from the time she became an adult to the time she emigrated, she was at the center of associations of writers, artists, politicians and philosophers, which often met here, individually and in groups.
Rainer M. Rilke, Karl Kraus, Max Švabinský, Viktor Stretti, Karel Čapek, Antonín Podlaha, Adolf Loos, Camillo Schneider, Mechtilda Lichnowská – all names at the forefront of their fields. They stayed within the walls of the palace, strolled through the park, debated and discussed issues with each other; a diverse population of interesting people with original ideas. They journeyed here due to the personal magnetism and cultivated demeanor of Sidonia Nádherná; they returned because of her ability to form a friendly, harmonic atmosphere. Sidonia Nádherná was an anomaly – simultaneously a very modern woman of her time, and a noblewoman in the original meaning of the word.
Wednesday–Sunday: 9 AM–12 PM and 1 PM–5 PM
April, September and October:
Weekends: 9 AM–12 PM and 1 PM–5 PM
Off-season – from November up to the end of March is Chateau CLOSED.
Chateau park is open all year:
April–October: daily 8 AM–7 PM
November–March: daily 8 AM–4.30 PM
You can buy a ticket at the ticket office or online on this page.
Groups: 10% discount from the standard admission fee - for an organised group of 30 or more people with collective paymen (except for school groups).
Free admission: Children up to 6 years; children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of physical disability cards (ZTP/P) and people accompanying them; ICOM, ICOMOS, the National Museum Society; holders of the Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card.
The tour is possible only with a guide.
Shooting and shooting for non-commercial purposes and without the use of flash and tripod included in the ticket price.
Tickets must be kept for the duration of the visit.