Zámek Mělník, 276 01 Mělník
Tel. +420 315 622 121

   Above the confluence of the Elbe and Vltava Rivers there was a Slavonic fortified settlement as early as the 9th century replaced, in the following period, by an early Medieval castle. The settlement under the castle was elevated to the status of a town by Přemysl Otakar II in 1274, and not long after Mělník was determined to be the dowry town of the Czech queens. Although the castle was expanded at least twice in the 15th century, Zdislav Berka of Dubé proceeded to fundamentally reconstruct it in 1553. The Lobkowics followed up with the next building activity at the close of the 16th century, the Černíns a century later, and in the second half of the 18th century the manor's interior was refashioned again by the Lobkowics to whom the building belongs at present.
   In the publicly accessible interiors of the manor it is possible to behold arts collections of the Mělník branch of the Lobkowics, including a picture gallery of high quality. Given the fact that Mělník was the center of Czech wine making since the times of Karel IV, this manor is recommended to those who are lovers of this beverage.