ILEANA LOBKOWICZ, HOUSE OF LOBKOWICZ
Ileana Lobkowicz is a writer and storyteller who grew up in Prague, captivated by the city’s magic, history, and lore. After graduating from the International School of Prague, she attended Boston College where she managed the university’s online magazine and received her BA in Philosophy in 2019.
Ileana returned to Prague and has since been deeply involved in her family’s cultural heritage efforts under House of Lobkowicz, an organization that manages events, heritage sites, and the Lobkowicz Collections. Ileana wrote and edited content across House of Lobkowicz’s communication outlets, including website text, newsletters, articles, and annual reports. She is now focused on chronicling the stories that define her 700-year-old ancestral heritage through interviews, research, and creative writing.
In addition, Ileana has published content for two travel service companies, started a column called “In Search of Prague” sharing hidden stories about her home city for a local English publication, and has worked as a freelance writer for individual clients. She is currently developing her own storytelling platform which will publish vignettes about people, places, and food (for thought).
Ileana is always searching for new stories—especially the ones that tell more than meets the eye. If you know any, give her a call.
ABOUT HOUSE OF LOBKOWICZ
House of Lobkowicz is a cultural organization that manages events, heritage sites, and the Lobkowicz Collections—one of Europe’s oldest and finest private collections, comprised of items dating back over 2,000 years.
The Lobkowicz family is one of the most prominent Bohemian noble families whose successive generations over 700 years have played an influential role in European politics and society.
The family’s collections and properties were confiscated twice, first in 1939 by the Nazis and again in 1948 by the Communists, forcing the Lobkowiczes to flee their homeland. After the Velvet Revolution of 1989, the family returned to Czechoslovakia and began the restitution process. They have since been reassembling and restoring the Collections and properties, permanently opening them to the public, for the first time in history.
The four heritage sites overseen by the organization include the Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle, Nelahozeves Castle, Roudnice Castle, and Střekov Castle. These historic locations offer exhibitions, cultural activities, educational programs, and venue rentals. Cultural stewardship is at the heart of House of Lobkowicz, which is dedicated to sharing the past and creating the future.