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Have the whole Tower just to yourself

From our history: ⚜ On August 1, 1631, the Jicin Chamber "orders the governor of the Skala and Semily estates to send one kiln of the Tatobit white lime to the local Office for plastering the Tower - as soon as possible." ⚜ On October 3, 1631, the Jicin Chamber sent a decree "to the Purkmister and the Office of the Jicin council to hasten the repair of the Tower by the next Wednesday, for His Grace (Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein), will arrive to Jitcin on Sunday." ⚜ On July 14, 1649, the governor of the manor orders that "the municipality immediately pick up (complete) the Tower, without excuses and delays!" ⚜ On the next day, July 15, the municipality replies, "that it acknowledges this need and obligation, but asks that it receives some amount from the manor’s pensions for it; when better times come, they will repay it."

Stay in the Renaissance tower built by Vilém Trčka of Lípa and Veliš in 1543. Sleep in the original medieval canopy bed. Soak in a hot bath in the spacious freestanding bathtub. Sip a cup of coffee or tea in the comfortable leather armchairs. The cellar tavern associated with the historical legend offers excellent wines, fine spirits and tasty cigars. The Jičín Tower is also an art gallery of Jičín native Petr Heber and controversial French graphic artist Tomi Ungerer.

Lecherous John

In Wallenstein's time, the voluptuous daughter of the city's judge, Anděla, used to meet the handsome executioner's page Jan in the Jičín Tower after dark. One night, when the judge discovered that his daughter was quietly leaving the house, he went after her in secret. In the local cellar he caught the two lovers "engaged with each other heatedly". With a single blow of the judge's staff, the disgraced father knocked ...

A Tale of Five Centuries

The first written mention of the oldest preserved secular building in Jičín, in historical sources called simply "The Tower", is found in the charter of Mikuláš Trčka of Lípa issued on 6 July 1502. The Jičín Tower was built on the dam of the Kníže pond, above the flow of the Cidlina River, which fed it with water. In 1543 it was rebuilt by Vilém Trčka of Lípa and Veliš into its present renaissance form ...

Art in the Tower

In the Jičín Tower you will find an exhibition of artworks by the leading Czech "scrap-art" artist and winner of the Jičín City Prize 2017 Petr Heber and a set of illustrations by the controversial French graphic artist and writer Tomi Ungerer. You will also see painted sharpshooting targets from the 19th century and a collection of period weapons.


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