The second-largest toy museum in the world houses an amazing collection, with some artefacts dating back to ancient Greece, but it can...
This Renaissance palace once served as the 'Institute of Noblewomen' - effectively a home for aristocratic ladies fallen on hard times,...
This 16th-century palace houses a private museum which includes priceless paintings, furniture and musical memoribilia. You tour with an...
Lobkowicz Palace Café
This cafe, housed in the 16th-century Lobkowicz Palace, is the best eatery in the castle complex by an imperial mile. Try to grab one of...
Golden Lane information
This picturesque alley runs along the northern wall of the castle. Its tiny, colourful cottages were built in the 16th century for the sharpshooters of the castle guard, but were later used by goldsmiths. In the 19th and early 20th centuries they were occupied by artists, including the writer Franz Kafka (who stayed at his sister’s house at No 22 from 1916 to 1917).
The cottages have been restored to show a variety of former uses. One is a goldsmith's workshop, another a tavern, and one the home of celebrated Prague fortune teller Matylda Průšová who died at the hands of the Gestapo during WWII; Kafka's cottage is now a book and souvenir shop. The most evocative is No 12 at the far eastern end, the cosy former home of an amateur film historian who seems to have just popped out for lunch – archive footage of the castle is projected on the living room wall.