Zlatá Koruna Monastery

The former abbey in Zlatá Koruna is the best preserved Cistercian monastery in Bohemia. The area of the monastery was in 1995 announced as the national cultural treasure.
According to the Baroque monastery chroniclers Přemysl Otakar II founded Zlatá Koruna to thank God for blessing him in his victory over the much stronger Hungarian king Béla IV in the battle of Kressenbrunn. Although some fragmentary news taken from the sources of that time as well as from later ones correspond with this version, it was not the main reason why the monastery was founded.

The Cistercians of the most significant Austrian abbey in Heiligenkreutz were called by Přemysl Otakar II to the Zlatá Koruna monastery in 1263 for his support against power of the Witigonen who built a powerful dominion in South Bohemia.

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24.03.2016 - 28.03.2016   (Th-Mo)09:00 - 15:30
30.03.2016 - 03.04.2016   (We-Su)09:00 - 15:30
04.04.2016 - 31.05.2016   (Tu-Su)09:00 - 15:30
01.06.2016 - 31.08.2016   (Tu-Su)09:00 - 16:30
01.09.2016 - 30.10.2016   (Tu-Su)09:00 - 15:30

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Booking received by: zlatakoruna@budejovice.npu.cz


1. route

Little convent, the chapel of Guardian Angels , a convent with cloister, a convent church (a three-aisled basilica with the transept).

Possibilities: Guided tour, Possibility to arrange a tour out of the opening hours, Barrier-free admission

Tour with a guide: Czech, German, English

Lending of reading material available: Czech, German, English, French, Hungarian