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Address: a/k/a Brno Castle, 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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Impressive castle with lots of different exhibits

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Sammamish, Washington
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Sammamish, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The castle is nice for a afternoon walk, offers amazing view of the city, exhibitions, you can visit its dungeons, learn about history and in summer it offers Shakespearean theatre nights.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A great place to enjoy a little bit of Brno history, enjoy the view of the city and experience the terrors of the old underground prison!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

There is a very nice view from the castle top, and many of the (temporary) exhibitions are really excellent. The surrounding park and the hilltop scenery are great too. The castle as such is nothing special (considering other places in Europe :-), the dungeons are OK, not really exciting. The food festival at the castle, summer theatre plays, etc. are... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Nice view, but very long and boring exhibitions. The casamates just empty floors under the ground (with 4-5 vax statue), the exhibitions aren't well integrated (a lot of different themes) and boring:(

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We only visited the dungeons and not the actual museum and exhibitions. They were huge and quite interesting. The lighting was not so good - it was difficult to read signs and guide book. The view from the castle are very good.

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit and even if you decide not to go into the castle then the views of Brno are amazing. We particularly enjoyed the classmates! If you're in Brno don't miss it!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The castle is well worth a visit. Great for exercise as it is up hill through a stunning park. Beautiful views when you get there. I guess you could be lazy and drive up, but honestly, the walk is far more rewarding :) We did not have the time to take the tour inside (not sure if it was open... More 

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