Humprecht Castle

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Humprecht Castle, view from the market square in Sobotka
Castle entrance
The hunting lodge

The Humprecht castle (also Humprechtsberg ) is a hunting lodge on the outskirts of Sobotka in jičín district in the Czech Republic .


The castle was built for Humprecht Johann Czernin von Chudenitz between 1666 and 1668. The architect Carlo Lurago provided the design with the unusual oval floor plan . He wanted to remember the Galata Tower in Constantinople .

After the fire in 1678, the castle was extended by the builder Francesco Ceresolla , and the oval turret was decorated with a yellow Turkish crescent moon. Special room acoustics are achieved in the sixteen meter high main hall.

Portraits of the castle owners are shown in exhibitions. The Sobotka City Museum is also located in the castle. The “ black kitchen ” has been preserved in the lower part of the castle .

Individual evidence


Web links

Commons : Schloss Humprecht  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 50 ° 28 ′ 13 ″  N , 15 ° 10 ′ 11 ″  E