You can visit the Gothic Revival-style Sychrov Chateau all year round. An extensive exhibition engages you in the lifestyle of the nobility in the second half of the 19th century, when the chateau flourished under the princely Rohan family, which came to Bohemia from French Brittany. At Sychrov you can see many rare collections, including French portrait paintings and etched and painted Bohemian glass from the 18th and 19th centuries.
The first known reference to Sychrov is in the 15th century, when a hill-fort stood here. Until the end of the 17th century the manor was owned by various noble Czech families.
In the 1820s Charles Alain de Rohan restyled the baroque castle into an imposing Neo-Classical edifice; however the present château was created between 1847 and 1862 by Charles’ nephew Prince Camille de Rohan. The architect was Joseph Pruvot whose father had come with the Rohans from France and the romantic neo-Gothic transformation was much influenced by French architecture. Most of the carved wooden interiors and furniture were made by the master craftsman Petr Bušek and his workshop.
The walls of the chateau are decorated with extremely precious oil paintings of ancestors of the Rohan family and French kings. The biggest collection of French portrait paintings, a collection of weaponry and the memorial hall of A. Dvořak are located in the chateau. Most of the rooms are also unique due to their rich carved wooden embellishments. The chambers of the chateau feature original furniture, paintings and other accessories.
Exhibitions and other events, for example, night tours, are regularly held at Sychrov. Also the larger English park, where you can see attractive spectacles of free flying raptors accompanied by expert commentary by a professional falconer on the history and present of falconry in our country and around the world, is worth a visit.