Restoration of the Monument-listed Tea House in the Park of the Château of Kynžvart
The Château of Kynžvart is one of the most significant national cultural properties in the Czech Republic. The history of the château is interwoven with the cosmopolitan princely House of Metternich. From 1998 to 2000 there was an extensive renovation of the château
building thanks to financial support from the EU. For this exemplary renovation the
château received a prestigious award from Europa Nostra.
The château is surrounded by a natural park which is 293 ha large. One of the most
remarkable buildings here is the Tea House. Originally it was a chapel but at the
end of 18th century it was converted into a gazebo that served as a place of relaxation
while strolling in the park.
The goal of the reconstruction is the renewal of this small but very important building.
With the area of the former brewery and the gamekeeper’s lodge an impression
of an antique temple above a small village was created.
After reconstruction the Tea House will become the centre of many activities including chamber-style artistic events such as concerts and plays, and it will form part of
the guided tour of the park. The building will act as a base for many educational programmes and also as a venue for weddings and other celebrations. A particular feature of this location is its close connection with nature.
We kindly invite all enthusiasts of cultural properties to be part of our team
- to give us advice, to volunteer, or by way of financial support
to help the renewal of the unique Tea House building at the Château of Kynžvart.