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.