About Červené Poříčí Château
A brief history of the château
- Červené Poříčí Château is a unique monument of the Saxon Renaissance in the Pilsen Region.
- It was built in 1611 by Mikuláš Šic of Drahenice on the site of an older fortress.
- Due to his participation in the uprising of the Bohemian estates, the château was confiscated from Šic in 1623 and was subsequently owned by various Bavarian noble families.
- The Hauben family, the relatives Törrings of Jettenbach and Klement Franz I, Duke of Bavaria, were responsible for the Renaissance reconstruction of the château.
- In the nineteenth century, the château was owned by the Habsburg imperial family, specifically the dukes of Tuscany.
- The château became a state property with the founding of Czechoslovakia.
- After the Second World War it became the headquarters of a forestry company.
- It was used as a residential facility for employees starting in the 1960s.
- The National Heritage Institute took over administration of the château in 1997.
- Since 2010 it has been a national cultural monument.