The life of J. E. Purkyně

Free-flowing tour of the life and work of the significant and world-renowned Czech scientist.

Libochovice Chateau is the birthplace of the world-famous Czech naturalist and physiologist Jan Evangelista Purkyně (1787–1869). A separate exhibition is devoted to this most important citizen of Libochovice on the ground floor of the chateau. Purkyně had returned to Libochovice everytime and even Libochovice never forgot his famous character. Monument to J. E. Purkyně was placed in front of the entrance to the chateau in 1887. This is a piece of the sculptor Josef Strachovský. In 1937, the great celebration was held on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Purkyně's birth. In 1987 as part of the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of his birth was realized a new exhibition.

Basic information

  • duration 20 minutes
  • max. 45 people

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 1.–30. 3. closed
1. 4.–30. 4. Sat–Sun 9.00–15.00
1. 5.–30. 6. Tue–Sun 9.00–16.00
1. 7.–31. 8. Tue–Sun 9.45–16.45
1. 9.–30. 9. Tue–Sun 9.00–16.00
1. 10.–30. 9. Sat–Sun 9.00–15.00
1. 11.–31. 12. closed


Without guide interpretation

  • Full 50 CZK
  • Children 0-6 years free
  • ZTP/P Guide free
  • Journalist with press accreditation free

reservation not necessary