en.infoglobe.cz » Places of interest » CZ, Kamenice: In the Land of Baron Ringhoffer - VIDEO

CZ, Kamenice: In the Land of Baron Ringhoffer - VIDEO

Published: 29.7.2014
We have already visited Kamenice in Central Bohemia. It was on the occasion of a visit to Stirin Chateau. There are however two chateaus in Kamenice. The other has the same name as the town – Kamenice.

Who would not expect anything too interesting in area not far from Prague, would be probably surprised. Among the pleasant surprises of the Hornopozarska area, interlaced with ponds, avenue of aged chestnut and lime trees and forests is also Kamenica. The tourist boards for tourists claimed the county to Frantisek Ringhoffer, a very successful businessmen of his time. In Kamenice he not only worked but also lived, and do it in style - in a castle. His office is now unfortunately closed to the public.


For those who yearn for knowledge, this place is definitely worth a stop. Kamenice chateau hides in the park. However, it's not only a mansion, what is hiding behind the fence. It is particularly intriguing piece of history and stories of people who have inhabited the.

And maybe it's good everything does not show right at once to one. If you have to make your brain work, to discover something interesting from the life of the former nobility, and therefore rise on tiptoes and peer over the wall.


Businessman Ringhoffer Loved Kamenice

Behind the wall of Kamenice chateau many things happened. At a time when there were no wall or castle there used to be a stronghold. The castle is mentioned first in the 18th century, but then it had a different form. In the present, it was rebuilt by Ringhoffers who Kamenici operated a factory for copper processing. Their business was a success. They liked Kamenice, but the chateau was owned by the church. In order to get the chateau to personal property was truly superhuman task, which was achieved perhaps with God's help. Well, the church property disputes are well known also today. Frantisek Ringhoffer made every effort, and so did it - god knows how he managed to convince the clergy and eventually he exchanged Kamenice chatau for Hodkovice courtayard in Dolni Brezany.



And he began to build as he wanted. A successful industrialist gave rise to multi-storey building in the style of English Gothic, dominated by a tall tower with battlements. A dominant gazebo near the chateau wall is according to some a rebuilt bastion. Others simply say that the gazebo never was a part of chateau wall. There are no disputes about a beautiful early Gothic church of St Francis Safarin. About it there is known almost everything important. Yet the church is bit hiding in the shadow of trees.


And what about the chateau today? Even if it does not look like it, great things are happening there. Chateau Kamenice is about to be adapted into a luxury residential seat, divided into several apartments. So who wants to try life in a chateau, has a unique opportunity. Right next to it they could go to work. It is because Strojmetal Kamenice factory specializing in the manufacture of forgings and stampings made of metal and pipes focuses its production there. It employs hundreds of people.

Text/photo/video: Klára Svobodová

Discussion at the article (0)

Related Articles

CZ, Benešov: Not Only Junction, But Also A Piece Of History - VIDEO
Published: 23.10.2012
Important business and transportation junction, a modern and dynamic city, but also a place full of history - this is Benešov, from Prague distant less than fifty kilometres.

CZ, Trip to the Sazava aka Water Goblin's Walks
Published: 8.9.2019
Today we set out for the Sázava River, which is considered the Golden River. Not only the color of the water but also the fact connected with gold mining in Jílové u Prahy contributed to this name.

CZ, Hrusice – Fairy Tale Village
Published: 18.8.2019
Today we will take you to a fabulous region surrounded by picturesque nature. More precisely, to a village where water sprites, ghosts and all kinds of animals that even speak live. Our goal will be the village Hrusice, located less than 40 kilometers from the historic center of Prague.

CZ, The Land of Landa – Into the Fairy Tale
Published: 11.8.2019
For the next few weeks will guide you through the micro-region located between Prague and the Sázava River. A total of 24 municipalities joined in 2000 to create a fairy-tale area whose name is named after one of the greatest personalities of Czech culture - the painter and writer Josef Lada.

CZ, Hrusice: Fairy-Tale Village Of Josef Lada - VIDEO
Published: 6.11.2012
If you take one of famous images from painter and writer Lada and walk around Hrusice, you would recognize it only in hints. Although the reality of everyday life looks somewhat different from precise pictures, Lada´s sensitive and wonderland soul lives in a Hrusice till now. No doubt about it.

CZ, Sázava – The Center of Glasswork Artistry, Huť František
Published: 2.4.2020
The town situated on both banks of the Sázava River is known for its romantic nature trails, the most famous of which is the Posázavská. The romantic character of the landscape is enhanced by the slopes above the river bed and on one of the hills the gem of the Sázava Monastery. The Sázava region also became a place for many glass factories, as crystalline limestone was mined here. One of the resurrected glassworks is Huť František.

CZ, Velké Popovice – Picturesque Brewery
Published: 1.9.2019
Last week we visited the beautiful town of Velké Popovice, just a few kilometers southeast of Prague, where we learned not only history but also local monuments and natural scenery. However, we deliberately omitted one landmark that is inextricably linked to the town. Perhaps you already know that the talk is about the local famous brewery, which you can visit with us now.

CZ, Štiřín – Castle: Cradle Of Czech Golf - VIDEO
Published: 13.11.2012
Štiřín, part of Kamenice, is the village situated close to the much better-known Velké Popovice, famous for its beer Velkopopovický kozel. But even in Štiřín it is possible to have a good local beer. Brewers in a family atmosphere of Štiřínská stodola (barn) recently started with producing of their own beer called Magnát.

CZ, Neveklov: A Charming Village With A Bitter Past - VIDEO
Published: 30.10.2012
Landscape, known from the film Little Village, in which Rudolf Hrušínský as doctor enjoyed a fairytale land, is breathtaking. Really. Also villages that fit into it, they can mesmerize his appearance, but also which way people live there. One such village is Neveklov.

CZ, Soběhrdy: Farmapark – Fun for Entire Family
Published: 15.9.2019
The Central Bohemian Region abounds in a number of interesting and beautiful places. One of them is the village of Soběhrdy, where a unique family park with animals and attractions is located.

Related Photogallery

CZ, Soběhrdy – Family Farmapark
If you like nature and animals, be sure to visit the village of Soběhrdy in the Benešov district,...

CZ, Magical Hrusice
Accept the invitation to a small walk in one Central Bohemian village, which is inherently associ...

Related Videos

CZ, Kamenie: Across the land of Baron Ringhoffer
Kamenice is a town near Velké Popovice in Hornopožárecké Polesí. The Ringhoffers gave this place ...

CZ, Ricany: Good Address and a Tourist Destinaon
Ricany is located about 20 kilometers east off Prague. In a pleasant town there live about 15 tho...

CZ, Štiřín - castle: cradle of Czech golf
Come with us to see what is behind the gates of castle Štiřín, the place where the tradition of C...

CZ, Hrusice: Fairy-Tale Village Of Josef Lada
Come with us to a fairy tale or a village, whose name is synonymous with fairy tales and unique w...

CZ, Benešov: romance not far from Prague
The first written mention of the city dates from the year 1219, Jan Žizka burnt a monastery here,...


Czech republic


We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017



Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone



Today:saturday 3. 6. 2023
saturday 3.6.
11 °C
sunday 4.6.
12 °C

TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.


TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.