Libochovice Castle is a popular tourist destination for its romantic location on the banks of the Ohře River with the ruins of Házmburk Castle and the volcanic hills of the Bohemian Central Highlands in the background.
The Libochovice Chateau stands on the site of an older Gothic fortress, which Jan of Lobkowicz had rebuilt into a single-storey Renaissance chateau in 1560-1564. The later owner Gundakar Dietrichstein, who bought the burnt down castle from the Sternbergs, undertook an extensive Baroque reconstruction in 1682-1690. The author of the architectural design was the famous Italian builder Antonio Porta. In 1685, an ornamental garden was established at the chateau, which included greenhouses. The interior installation shows collections of rare tapestries, glass, porcelain and a unique Baroque tiled stove. Italian plasterers and the sculptor Jan Brokoff were involved in the decoration of the interiors and the main so-called Saturn Hall, which runs through two floors.
The chateau is also important as the birthplace of the famous Czech scientist Jan Evangelista Purkyně, and it also has an independent exposition.