Historical evidence in a contemporary interior and significant personalities of the literary world, who spent some time at the Vrchotovy Janovice chateau.
The creators of this exhibition have strived to enable modern visitors to touch the lives of their recent ancestors in an intensive and interesting way, to make them think about this period in time and the various influences that have co-created, permeated and formed their culture. All this in the impressive interior of a chateau – among hundreds of original objects (pictures, clothes, furniture, toys, diverse precious and quaint objects).
The palace and park of Vrchotovy Janovice is also 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.
Opening hours April, September and October:
Weekends: 9 AM–12 PM and 1 PM–5 PM
Opening hours May–August:
Wednesday–Sunday: 9 AM–12 PM and 1 PM–5 PM
Chateau park is open all year:
April–October: daily 8 AM–7 PM
November–March: daily 8 AM–4.30 PM
Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the box office.
The e-ticket is valid for 30 days from the day of purchase for a one time entry.
Free admission (tickets only available at the box office): children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of disability cards and people accompanying them; holders of cards: ICOM, Slovak National Museum, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card, CoolPass
Photography and filming for non-commercial purposes and without the use of flash and tripod included in the ticket price.
Please bring tickets purchased on-line (valid for 30 days from the date of purchase for a one time entry) printed or stored on your mobile phone.
The ticket must be kept for the duration of the entire visit.
Purchased tickets cannot be returned or changed.