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Spilberk Castle

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Address: Spilberk 210/1, Brno, Czech Republic
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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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Don't skimp. Do the whole tour.

Very nice self guided tours. There are three to choose from: watchtower, inside exhibits, and the grounds. Don't bother going it piecemeal. For the price of a meal you can do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Scott H
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Portland, Oregon
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I looked at Spliberk from the Cathedral and wondered if it would be worth the trek. Anyway, I bit my lip and headed up there. It's not such a long walk and once you're up there it's so much more interesting than it looks from a distance.

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Thank George G
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice castle, interesting, very well settled, a lot parts of castle can be seen. Good information signs, very nice view

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Thank Ivan0007
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I did not go inside the castle but majority of tourists like to take a walk to the hill where is the castle. If the weather is nice it can be a very nice way of spending the time. From the grounds of the castle you have a great view over Brno.

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Thank Gina K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the most exciting of places however if you happen to be near it, it would be worth the short walk over to the castle for a little taste of history.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice self guided tours. There are three to choose from: watchtower, inside exhibits, and the grounds. Don't bother going it piecemeal. For the price of a meal you can do them all. Budget 3-4 hours and enjoy it. Plenty of helpful folks guide you through the exhibits, which are mainly in Czech, but there are translations to English and... More 

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Thank Scott H
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the walk up to the castle through the castle park. You can see Brno well from the castle, not a great skyline but still nice enough. The castle looks very clean and has a great cafe we had the best latte ever in.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting in the winter off peak season meant I only shared the castmates with 2 other tourists and this added to the eerie-ness of the place. Absolutely fascinating, the English brochure provided enough information for a self guided tour. I climbed up the tower and had it to myself. Gorgeous view from the top, well worth the walk up.

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Thank misslindae
Csepel, Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the best castle I ever seen, but it's in good condition and also the Abyss is nice to see. A little bit pricy.

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Thank Siendor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the castle is a big museum. I started at the ground floor with the archeology. My back hurt when I arrived at the best part, the modern czech art section on the top floor. Great view. Casemates are nice.

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Thank Hans v
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views of Brno and surrounds are great from the walls of the castle. Three paid attractions - look out tower, museum and prisoner tunnels. Inside the castle is mostly empty. So, no castle tours. There is the restaurant inside it though.

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