THE PARK

The 42-hectare castle park is one of the most beautiful locations in the region. It is open to the public year-round – in fact, people have been visiting it since the times of Ferdinand Hildprandt.
 
 
Franz (František) Hildprandt had the front part of the original game park transformed into an English-style park. The rear part was kept in its original form with the “sejpy” (remains of gold panning in times past) surrounded by large trees.   
The park is filled with streams, bridges, paths and beautiful alleyways. When a new road was built in 1810, Baron Franz also had a man-made hill built in the southwest corner of the park with rocks and caves connected by stone tunnels. During the Napoleonic Wars this project gave work and wages to the residents of Blatná. The park also once held an orangery, theater, Swiss house, lodge and shooting range, but these are no longer in existence.
Today the only building standing in the park is the Empire-style house where the Hildprandt family now lives.
Another popular attraction in the chateau park is the large herd of fallow deer, who graze freely and are very tame, as well as a muster of peacocks. Numerous ancient oak trees also grow on the grounds. 
 
 
Opening hours
 
The park remains open daily from 6am to 8pm from 15 March until 14 October and from 6am to 6pm from 15 October until 14 March. 
 
Admission
 

Single-visit tickets cost 30 CZK, annual cards cost 300 CZK . Free entry for children under 6 (must be accompanied by an adult), as well as for holders of ZTP and ZTP/P cards (disabled / special needs). Access to the park for prams is possible by means of a special ticket purchased at the ticket office only. Fishermen pay a one-time administrative fee of 100 CZK upon first registration, with the possibility to renew the card for subsequent seasons at no additional cost.

One-time entry to the park can be paid for at the slot machine at the main entrance to the park (insert the exact amount of 30 CZK, the slot machine does not return money) or through a single-visit ticket at the castle ticket office during its opening hours. Annual cards can also be purchased at the castle ticket office during its opening hours.

 
Which way to the park
 
The main entrance to the park is situated in the castle´s courtyard, a second entry is situated next to the Sokolovna. The entrance at the Sokolovna is accessible both for entry and exit only for annul cards holders, holders of single-visit tickets can only leave the pard through this gate (visitors with pram or wheelchair don´t have this possibility, because there is no opening gate as at the courtyard entry).
 
Park rules
 
It is forbiden to bring bicycles to the park as well as to tread on the grass. Dogs are allowed on a leash only. A complete list of park rules can be found on the courtyard.
 
Ticket and annual card proceeds are being used towards the maintainance of the park and castle´s grounds only in order to be  the most pleasant place to visit. Thank you for understanding and we wish you nice strolling and pleasant time in the park.