The life of J. E. Purkyně

Free-flowing tour of the life and work of the significant and world-renowned Czech scientist.

Libochovice Chateau is the birthplace of the world-famous Czech naturalist and physiologist Jan Evangelista Purkyně (1787–1869). A separate exhibition is devoted to this most important citizen of Libochovice on the ground floor of the chateau. Purkyně had returned to Libochovice everytime and even Libochovice never forgot his famous character. Monument to J. E. Purkyně was placed in front of the entrance to the chateau in 1887. This is a piece of the sculptor Josef Strachovský. In 1937, the great celebration was held on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Purkyně's birth. In 1987 as part of the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of his birth was realized a new exhibition.

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
18. 9.-30. 9. tue–sun 9.00 – 16.00
1. 10.-31. 10. sat–sun 9.00 – 15.00
1. 11.-31. 12. closed


Without guide interpretation
  • Category Admission
  • Adults (25-64 years old) 80 CZK
  • Seniors (65+ years old) 80 CZK
  • Youth (18-24 years old) 80 CZK
  • Holders of ZTP and ZTP/P identification cards 80 CZK
  • Children (6-17 years old) 80 CZK
  • Children (0-5 years old) 80 CZK
  • Individuals accompanying disabled people (with a ZTP/P card) Free admission
  • Individuals accompanying school groups of 15 students Free admission
  • Tour guides accompanying tour groups of 15 people* Free admission
  • Admission with single-entry tickets issued by the NPÚ Free admission
  • Admission with yearly passes issued by the NPÚ Free admission
  • Holders of NPÚ employee cards (+ up to 3 family members) Free admission
  • Holders of "Náš člověk" ("Our person") cards * Free admission
  • Holders of ICOMOS cards * Free admission
  • Journalists with appropriate press credentials * Free admission
  • * Valid only for cardholders

Other tours

Classic interior installation with cross-section of different historical styles from the Renaissance and Baroque to the 19th century. The Late Renaissance is represented by a small and large gallery, the High Baroque is presented in the chateau's bedroom, there is a Rococo lounge and Empire lounge, 19th century styles.

this tour is available today 9.00 – 16.00

4F17A2ED-8B52-4F67-8D80-EE0130BE50BE 170 (full admission) 2F500991-B0F5-4AC5-9B90-2BBFBDCDFC45 Buy ticket

71B5B7E7-ACEA-4214-84EB-20FF073CEC43 duration 45 minutes

94D4AB38-6EA4-4B19-9C7F-17B845D49188 max. 35 people

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The 17th century castle park and garden is freely accessible.

this tour is available today 9.00 – 17.00

4F17A2ED-8B52-4F67-8D80-EE0130BE50BE free entrance, without guide (full admission)

71B5B7E7-ACEA-4214-84EB-20FF073CEC43 duration 0 minutes

94D4AB38-6EA4-4B19-9C7F-17B845D49188 max. 1 people

Group reservation not necessary

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