House of Lokbowicz
The House of Lobkowicz manages several acclaimed cultural heritage sites in Bohemia and the Lobkowicz Collections, one of Europe’s oldest, finest, and most intact noble family collections dating back over 1,000 years. Among tens of thousands of treasures are outstanding fine and decorative arts, hand-annotated musical manuscripts by Beethoven and Mozart, arms and armor, and a rare books library and archive — built upon centuries of patronage and stewardship. The Collections were confiscated under the Nazi and Communist regimes. With the passage of the restitution laws in the early 1990s, the Lobkowicz family reclaimed and reassembled the Collections, making these previously hidden treasures comprehensively available to the public for the first time in history. Their guiding mission is to make culture and heritage relevant for current and future generations by preserving, studying, and sharing the Lobkowicz Collections with the world.