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Address: Spilberk 210/1, Brno, Czech Republic
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Description: This imposing 13th-century castle first served as a fortress and then as a...
This imposing 13th-century castle first served as a fortress and then as a prison for common criminals and opponents of the Hapsburg monarchy.
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A mixed bag, but worth it overall

My favourite part was the view from the tower, which is fantastic! On the other hand, I found the museum to be very old-fashioned and extremely dull. Unless you're passionately... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Krabi Town, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

With four admission offerings, you'd think this place was visited by tons of people... On this Friday afternoon? We almost had the run of the place. The exhibitions, specifically the one about the former prison is one of text and black-and-white pictures. Booklets are available for English and German for each room, and you'll need these if you want to... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My favourite part was the view from the tower, which is fantastic! On the other hand, I found the museum to be very old-fashioned and extremely dull. Unless you're passionately interested in Brno and Moravia, you might want to skip it. I didn't even go to the upper floor (art) because I was so desperate to get out of there.... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Špilberk Castle is placed on the top of the small hill, covered with trees and walking routes and it is one out of few places in Brno (along with Park Lužanky and the lake) where you can go to clear your mind. It's a lovely natural oasis in the city centre, with lots of benches and deep shadow. The castle... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was there at second week in Mai.Although i was there many times but this time friends suggest me to enjoy the special program which is managed from Brno city authorities,i follow the tip & not regret & will never forget;-) It was great they were local merchants & people who produce all food & ingredients and cloths & etc...by... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The castle or Vrad in Czech has an impressive façade set in a lovely parks area. it is possible to walk all around the base with great views all over the city on all sides. The approach to any castle will involve going up quite steep pathways but they are paved. Well worth seeing

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Winston, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A lot of history here, but a lot of uphill walking which, by the third day of walking was a challenge.

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Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The premises of the castle have been repaired and the maintenance is going on. Inside you have several exhibitions. For Italian tourists in the prison of the Castle (casamaty) was kept for eight years the Italian patriot Silvio Pellico.

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Sammamish, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Spilberk (Spielberg) castle is quite a sight, towering above the city. It's a bit of a trek up the hill, so take your time and enjoy the park surrounding the castle. The history of the castle goes back a long time, and that shows in several of the exhibitions. If you buy the most expensive ticket you get access... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

On a return visit to Brno, I visited Spilberk Castle again but this time paid 170kc (Seniors rate) for entry into the Brno Museum. (NB you have to check in any hand baggage in a locker before entry). This included the Clock Tower and the climb to the top was well worth it for the panoramic view of Brno and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice views from the top of the hill but by European standards, the castle is completely underwhelming. The casemates was a serious disappointment. Unless you are on a guided tour, you'd have little idea of the relevance of mostly empty spaces. The rooms that have recreated the torture areas look very wax museum oriented. This put us off going to... More 

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Address: Address: Spilberk 210/1, Brno, Czech Republic
Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Moravia  >  South Moravian Region  >  Brno

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