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Celebrate with us the FEAST OF MEAT THE SWEET TIME OF PICNICS IS COMING Unique moments in the castle park with a picnic basket. May romance Dear guests, we would like to invite you to spend the May romance at your Chateau. Easter weekend Dear guests, we would like to invite you to the Easter weekend. Weekend menu Dear guests, come and taste our new special menu in restaurant Sequoia. Pork feast Weekend We would like to invite you to the Chateau Pork feast. PICNIC BASKETS Do you like picnics, parties and sitting in the grass with friends? Just find the right place and order a ready-made picnic basket offered by our restaurant Sequoia and the sitting can turn into an original and romantic experience. BISTRO IN THE COURTYARD
Enjoy our great food, friendly atmosphere, and an afternoon coffee on your travels through the beauty of Podblanicko. Svatomartinský víkend Srdečně vás zveme na Svatomartinský zážitkový víkend na Zámku Ratměřice v termínu 12. – 14. 11. 2021. Pro více informací klikněte na novinku.
Těšíme se na vás! Restaurant Guru 2022 Sequoia restaurant received the Restaurant Guru 2022 award. Kayak Travel Awards 2022 Chateau Zámek Ratměřice received the Kayak Travel Awards 2022. ZVÝHODNĚNÝ VELIKONOČNÍ POBYT NA ZÁMKU Dopřejte si prodloužený víkend plný odpočinku. Conference packages We have prepared a new offer of corporate conference packages. You can read more information by clicking on this news. New bicycle stands You can use the newly installed bicycle stands in the chateau park. It is still strictly forbidden to ride a bicycle or walk with a bicycle in the entire area of Chateau Ratměřice. Read more by clicking on this news item.
Hotel3D model of the Chateau
Are you looking for a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the big city? Do you want to relax in a luxurious wellness centre? The Chateau Ratměřice Hotel offers everything not only for a romantic chateau, but also sports activities at our multifunctional playground or in the beautiful surrounding countryside, which is criss-crossed by hiking and cycling trails. Families with children will also enjoy their stay here and appreciate the fresh air.
Ratměřice Chateau is surrounded by a beautiful park, which is dominated by two huge sequoias, which are the tallest in the Czech Republic with a height of over 42 metres.
The Sequoia restaurant focuses on world and Czech cuisine. The main attribute of the local gastronomy is the ingredients from local suppliers and traditional recipes in a new way.Restaurant Sequoia
The chateau hotel in Ratměřice offers luxury accommodation in 16 double rooms and 3 suites, which will ensure maximum comfort. You will literally be pampered by the first-class interior quality and premium room amenities.
The location of the hotel in the middle of the chateau park will ensure complete peace for your stay.
The rooms are standardly equipped with wifi connection, TV, telephone, minibar, personal safe, hairdryer, luxury natural cosmetics, bathrobes and extra comfortable beds. The adjacent car park and the outdoor pool are available free of charge during your stay. A rich breakfast is included in the price.
Separé in garden
Privacy lovers can now stay in a stylishly renovated farmhouse, located in the castle park in the immediate vicinity of our vegetable garden. There are four air-conditioned double rooms that offer guests all the comforts of Ratmerice Castle, including breakfast from the Sequoia restaurant. The multifunctional rooms are ideal for families, groups and also for dog owners who will get peace of mind for their pets. By combining two rooms, a comfortable four-bed apartment can be created. A private terrace can be used when booking all four rooms. The accommodation is not suitable for people with disabilities.
The stay packages of our chateau hotel are created in order to ensure your maximum comfort and rest from everyday life. Get inspired, throw your worries behind you and we will pamper you.
The hotel offers a wide range of relaxation and regeneration options in the modern wellness center. You can treat yourself to a warm moment in the Finnish sauna for six to eight people, a steam sauna with fragrant essence and a cold shower. Enjoy a pleasant body massage thanks to the experience shower with massage jets and jacuzzi. You can sunbathe in the luxurious vertical solarium with the possibility of listening to music from your own mobile phone.
The wellness centre also has a tepidarium – a regenerating, relaxing room with heated loungers and a bench. The "sea climate" program can be used to activate immunity, treat colds and bronchitis. Staying in the tepidarium also contributes to the overall regeneration of the body, eliminates stress and tension and has a positive effect on the treatment of inflammatory processes in the body.
For sports-minded guests, there is a multifunctional playground with a pavilion. Fans of tennis, netball, volleyball, basketball or badminton will get their money's worth. The pavilion has its own bar, which will be staffed at larger events, such as television broadcasts of sports matches.
For children visiting the hotel, there is a heated paddling pool with an area of 33 m2 and a depth of 30 cm. Different height levels are connected by a slide, a water spout is installed in the upper part, and massage nozzle baths in the lower part.
The pool is open from June to September
The Sequoia restaurant offers gourmet experiences in the resort of the Zámek Ratměřice hotel. The modern interior of the stylish restaurant has a capacity of up to 82 seats. In good weather, there is a pleasant sitting area on the outdoor terrace overlooking the adjacent fish lake and the chateau park. The capacity of the outdoor terrace is up to 70 seats. The restaurant can be booked for family or social events.Restaurant Sequoia
The Sequoia restaurant focuses on world and Czech cuisine. The main attribute of the local gastronomy is the ingredients from local suppliers and traditional recipes in a new way. The combination of innovation and local ingredients is proudly represented by the dessert in the shape of a redwood cone called Sequoia, which is renewed with each new menu, offering regulars a new experience every time. In addition to the restaurant's interior and lounge, on hot days guests can enjoy gourmet dining on the castle terrace overlooking the park and the pond with waterfall.
A second garden, located in the restaurant's courtyard, offers tranquility and an ideal setting for private and corporate events or barbecues. Also worthy of note is the excellent water from its own 272-metre deep borehole.
Picnic baskets have become very popular, which the restaurant prepares for customers in several variations and guests can choose their own place in the large park to enjoy the basket.Restaurant Sequoia
On warm summer days and evenings, you'll find our wine cellar the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine with friends or business associates. We can arrange wine or cognac tastings to enrich your meetings.
The chateau in the village of Ratměřice in the Benešov region was purchased by the ASTRON group with the intention of bringing it back to life and saving not only the dilapidated chateau building but also the neglected chateau park, which is famous for the tallest redwood trees in The Czech Republic.
Over the course of several years, the chateau has undergone reconstruction and revitalization of the extensive chateau park. Thanks to the determination and efforts of the investor and the commitment of the companies providing all the work, it was possible to overcome many technical difficulties and give the chateau a new look.
Contemporary visitors to Ratměřice Chateau can admire its distinctive classicist appearance and walk through the extensive chateau park with its unique charm.
Since its birth, the chateau has been lucky to have owners who built this place with love and above all with heart. The most significant influence on its form were the important families of the Chotkas (18th century), the Kabeš (19th century) and the current owner Ing. Tomáš Novák (21st century).
In the 1990s, the ownership of the Ratměřice chateau and park was returned to JUDr. Vladimír Kabeš as part of restitution proceedings and the Social Welfare Institute vacated the building.
As the old owner lived in the USA for a long time, he only carried out the necessary maintenance work.
Vladimír Kabeš died on 11 April 2009 in Washington at the age of 91. Since his death, the chateau and the park have lacked consistent care and have fallen into disrepair.Read more
Contemporary visitors to Ratměřice Chateau can admire its distinctive classicist face and walk through the extensive chateau park with its unique charm.
Since its birth, the chateau has been lucky to have owners who built this place with love and above all with heart. The most significant influence on its form were the important families of the Chotkas (19th century), the Kabeš (20th century) and the current owner Ing. Tomáš Novák (21st century).
The pre-Chotek era
The history of the Ratměřice Chateau dates back to the beginning of the 18th century, when the original Baroque chateau was built by Jan Antonín Kořenský of Terešov. Between 1702 and 1719, this old Czech family owned an estate that also included the villages of Jankov and Ratměřice.
The Kořenskis of Terešov originated from Terešov in the Pilsen region. Among the Bohemian nobility, it was not until Václav František, who was elevated to the status of nobleman in 1676, that this family became prominent. His son Jan Antonín Lukáš was even promoted to the rank of count in 1705.
It was Jan Antonín Lukáš Kořenský of Terešov who bought Ratměřice together with Jankov and other villages in 1702. Jankov was already then (and still is today) bigger and more renowned than Ratměřice, but the original manor in Jankov did not meet the needs, so the manor was moved to Ratměřice, where a beautiful Baroque chateau was built.
After the Kořenský family, the chateau changed hands quite frequently until 1751, when it was acquired by members of the Sternthal family.
The Chotek era
It was the ownership of the Chotek family that had a significant impact on the current appearance of Ratměřice Castle.
The year 1830 was particularly significant for Ratměřice, when the chateau and almost the entire Ratměřice-Jankov estate was bought by Countess Henrietta Chotková of Chotka and Vojnín for 106,875 gold coins. In 1838, the remaining share was bought and since then the chateau and the estate became the permanent property of the Chotkas family.
On 9 August 1853, Countess Chotková had the estate transferred to her sons Otto and Rudolf. Otta Ferdinand Chotek of Chotek and Vojnín (1816-1889), who was the author of the classical reconstruction of the chateau and the founder of the adjacent English landscape park, was particularly devoted to Ratměřice Castle. The park became famous thanks to two specimens of the giant sequoia, which can still be seen here today and are the largest in the Czech Republic.
Otto never married and remained childless. He died in his palace in Vienna, where he was also buried. After his death, his brother Rudolf sold the estate to Josef and Viktoria Černý in December 1898.
The Kabeš Era
Another important family that contributed to the fate of the chateau in Ratměřice were the Kabeš.
In 1926, Mrs. Milada Kabešová became the new owner. Since then it has been in the possession of the Kabeš family.
An important owner of the chateau was especially her son, JUDr. Vladimír Kabeš, who was an industrialist and founder of the Aero company, a well-known aircraft factory. In addition to the main aircraft production, in 1929 he also started to produce automobiles, which were distinguished by their good characteristics and low price. The company's greatest success was the 10HP "cililink" type, which is still one of the most famous Czech cars from the First Republic.
Vladimír Kabeš ran the company until 1945. He died two years later at the age of sixty-one. He left behind an only son, named Vladimir after his father, who was a lawyer and who thus became the last of the owners of the Kabeš family's Ratměřice chateau.
After the Second World War the chateau was nationalised and since then it has been owned by the state.
Since 1946 the chateau has been used by:
- The Socialist Academy Prague, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and the Hotel Paris.
- In 1953, the Infant Institute of National Health Prague 4 was established in the chateau.
- In 1972 it was the seat of the Institute of Social Care for Youth, managed by the Municipality of Prague.
- In 1972-1974, the roof of the chateau was repaired, the facade was renovated and the interior of the chateau was renovated.
- In 1977, the former stables in the north-west corner of the park were demolished.
- In 1990, the construction of a new pavilion for the Institute of Social Care began on the site of the former stables in the chateau park.
In the 1990s, the ownership of the Ratměřice chateau and park was returned to JUDr. Vladimír Kabeš as part of restitution proceedings and the Social Welfare Institute vacated the chateau building. As the old owner lived in the USA for a long time, he only carried out the necessary maintenance work.
Vladimír Kabeš died on 11 April 2009 in Washington at the age of 91. Since his death, the chateau and the park had lacked consistent care and had fallen into disrepair.Show less
The present owner, Ing. Tomáš Novák, bought the chateau in 2010.
Tomáš Novák (a businessman in the printing industry) has always been very interested in history and historical buildings. The purchase of this chateau was the fulfillment of an old dream for him. The aim was not only to repair the chateau, but above all to restore its former glory, to revive it and to make it accessible to the public. Therefore, Tomáš Novák decided to turn this dilapidated historic building into a hotel with a restaurant and conference facilities that would meet the current high demands in the field of gastronomy and tourism and that would attract new visitors to Ratměřice.
The chateau and the adjacent park have undergone extensive renovation.
It was not easy to combine historical elements with modern building materials and at the same time respect the current requirements for modern living, and it took countless hours of consultation with conservationists and building experts. Thanks to this high level of hard work and shared enthusiasm for the cause, it was possible to preserve the historic spirit of this beautiful chateau while creating a modern accommodation and conference centre that meets the high demands of the contemporary hotel industry.
The careful revitalization of the chateau park only emphasizes the unique charm of this place.
As part of the further expansion of the hotel's visitor services, the tennis court was restored and the swimming pool was also renovated during the second wave of renovations to the chateau park.
The carefully revitalised chateau park offers a place to relax and unwind. There are over 60 species of deciduous and 30 coniferous trees and shrubs.
The rarest are clearly the unique giant sequoia trees, which have been designated as monumental trees. Sequoias are the tallest representatives of their species in the Czech Republic.
Recent measurements have confirmed their dominance. Both trees rise to a majestic height of over 42 metres. The redwoods are more than 160 years old and were planted here as young trees by Count Otto Chotek.
These beautiful trees tower over the other trees in the park and are an excellent landmark. When you approach Ratměřice from the east, they loom in the distance like two towers.
In the park there are also Japanese Nikkoska firs and Veitch firs, the beautiful Caucasian fir and the interesting double-leaved yew, which is one of the oldest plant species ever. There are also rare Eastern spruce trees from Asia Minor and the tulip-flowered lily tree.
Tips for trips
There are many interesting places in the vicinity of Ratměřice Chateau that you should not miss. Whether it's the romantic ruins of Šelmberk Castle, the mighty Český Šternberk Castle, the state-owned Konopiště Chateau with its rich collections, which are among the rarest in Europe, or the mythical Blaník Mountain, which makes the surrounding protected area one of the most visited in the Czech Republic.
Take a look at our wide gallery of photos from the history of the chateau, the present, the course of reconstruction, the chateau park, the hotel and the restaurant.
Opening hours and contact details
May - October: Open 24 hours
November - April:
Mon - closed
Tue - closed
Wed - Sun – Open
May - October: Open 24 hours
November - April:
Mon - closed
Tue - closed
Wed - Sun – Open
Where to find us
How to reach us?
From Prague on D1, exit 21 Mirošovice - in Votice at the roundabout 3rd exit, continue via Otradovice, Jankov, Ratměřice.
From Tábor take D3 and E55, exit in Votice towards Jankov, continue via Otradovice, Jankov, Ratměřice.
From Brno on D1, exit 49 via Vlašim, continue via Louňovice pod Blaníkem, Libouň, Zvěstov, Ratměřice.
GPS: N49.6444481, E14.7584472