20. September 2021

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Chateau Krinec lies an hour’s drive from Prague, 11 kilometers from Nymburk, and offers interesting filmmaking possibilities. The historical building of the chateau has a Baroque hall, and there are also unique Baroque stables and a granary on the extensive property. The enclosed complex provides the film crew with privacy, and there are practically no restrictions on filming.

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The chateau complex, measuring 25,735 m², includes a courtyard with several outbuildings in addition to the historic building. In front of the chateau is an English park measuring 26,600 m² with grown-up trees, owned by the village, unlike the chateau, which is privately owned.

The historical building of the early Baroque chateau was built in 1649 by the Italian noble family of Morzin. It comprises 52 rooms, some of which are furnished and part of the tour route, and others serve as storage for props and costumes which can also be used for shooting.

Baroque hall and stables

The Baroque hall of 112 m² with an adjacent chapel is illuminated by 2 rows of windows on the ground and first floors. The hall’s ceiling has a height of 8.5 m², and tiles cover the floor in a chessboard pattern. An arched entrance at the end of the hall leads to a small chapel with a painting of the Descent from the Cross and statues of saints on either side of the altar. 

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Massive columns support the vaulted ceilings of the two preserved Baroque-era stables, and niches in the wall contain stone troughs.

The beautiful Baroque granary and a drying room have their original interiors featuring wooden beams and carved columns.

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Blue Rococo salons with wall frescoes

In the historical chateau building, there are also 2 blue Rococo salons. Vaulted ceilings soar 4.4 m high, and the walls are decorated with wall paintings and the wooden floors are covered with color-matched runners. White-tiled stoves heat the salons—one salon measures 40 m2, and the other 30 m².

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The First Republic bakery and school

There is also an interesting technical monument in the form of a First Republic (post-WWI) bakery. In the tiled wall, there are ovens from around 1920. The bakery is 40 m² in size.

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The chateau’s permanent exhibition includes a furnished school from the turn of the 19th century. The classroom, furnished with desks and tables with teaching aids, is adjacent to the furnished teacher’s apartment.

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Chateau furnishings and shooting props

Other areas of the chateau include the entrance hall, food pantry, dining room, and exhibition spaces. There are an additional 12 rooms with dimensions ranging from 60 to 80 m² with a ceiling height of 3.3 m, where things are now stored, including costumes and props. These, together with the chateau furnishings, are also available for filmmaking.

On the chateau’s ground floor is a functional café with a bar that can seat about 40 people. Furthermore, there are newly-built sanitary facilities, a cloakroom, storage room, and a small kitchen.

Large attic and farmyard with a petrol pump

Under the chateau roof, there is an empty attic measuring 1,100 m² with wooden beams and small roof windows. 

Behind the chateau lies a large farmyard with outbuildings paved with a solid concrete surface. There are several unused buildings and an empty hall, and an old petrol pump under a metal canopy.

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Shooting without restrictions in an enclosed area

The owner of the chateau offers the property to filmmakers without imposing nearly any restrictions. There is a large parking area and enough space to create a backlot for shooting right on site. The whole complex is enclosed, providing the film crew with sufficient privacy to work.

Access to electrical connections and drinking water

Electrical connections are available in part of the ground floor and the first floor. Extension cables can be used to connect the other spaces of the chateau. Part of the buildings of the farmyard have their own electrical connections. The entire complex can be networked using extension cables and fuse boxes.

Drinking water is also available on the ground floor of the chateau building and in some of the outbuildings.

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A single-track railway station and football field in the village

The reinforced concrete bridge over the Mrlina River, on which there are four Baroque statues from the chateau park, can be used for filming in the village of Krinec, as well as the single-track railway station, a Baroque church and a rectory, and a football field.

Martina Kuncova from the Central Bohemia Film Office summarizes the advantages of the location: “The chateau at Krinec impressed me with its large ballroom, reminiscent of Italian palaces, and a granary with preserved Baroque profiled beams. And I think one doesn’t get many chances to see such old bakery equipment.”

Chateau Krinec is an extensive complex that offers a variety of buildings and premises from the Baroque to the 1980s. Filming is possible in the privacy of the enclosed complex, practically without restrictions. All of this is within easy reach of Prague - just an hour by car. Come for location scouting.

Contact for filming in the Central Bohemian Region:

Central Bohemia Film Office, Martina Kuncova, (martina.kuncova@strednicechyfilm.cz, +420 724 139 119)