The Rock Castle Sloup
The Rock Castle Sloup
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tzd60820
Vancouver, WA350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
The English name of this place is Rock Castle Sloup. It is a huge sandstone rock formation around 60 meters wide, 100 meter long and 35 meter high. In actuality the English name is “kind of” wrong. First, the town Sloup is located in a completely different part of Czech, and the Rock Castle is in town Sloup v Cechach (three words). The second discrepancy is that the Rock Castle was never a castle! “Skalni hrad a pustevna” translates: Rock castle and hermitage”. It was a very old hiding place and religious hermitage. The castle is a romantic phrase describing the shape of the rock formation, rather than its function.
We knew above facts before arrival (thanks to great site: http://hradsloup.cz), but they didn’t change our opinion. We fell in love with the online pictures of Rock Castle Sloup from the first sight. At the ticket counter, we got laminated page with points of interest description, and their numbers corresponded with the metal numbers chiseled into the rock at the actual location. There were many hidden places to be discovered, tons of interesting details, and great view from everywhere. For us it was a great treat! Oh, also, there were no tourist buses ~ a great plus.
Written June 18, 2015
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aRTy
Prague, Czech Republic159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
It is really nice rocky castle. Nice view from there. Really nice "Black" kitchen with old dishes and stuff for cooking.
Written April 28, 2016
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Nienor
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The Rock Castle has history since prehistorical times, although the medieval castle standing there was made of wood, so not much was left until these days. Most of its pitoresque halls and sandstone rooms were made during baroque epoch, where the castle served as a hermitage. The castle is truly unique and a total must-see when visiting beautiful North Bohemia.
Written August 31, 2019
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donny0007
Ostrava, Czech Republic47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
very nice and interesting place, great view, you must see it it is really very high
krásné místo, jedinečné, určitě navštivte, krásný výhled, sídlo vybudované přímo ve skále a na skále
Written July 15, 2016
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Nate H
Frankfurt, Germany306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
The history here is cool and totally random. Beyond being a natural defensive bastion for many years, the idea that a hermit set up camp here is just great.

Pair visiting this place with the local lookout tower across the valley and enjoy a fantastic walk through some old villages and get a great view of the surrounding area.
Written October 19, 2015
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Souterrains
Eijsden, The Netherlands89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
The site is a beauty. A nice castle, cut out in a free standing giant rock. Galleries and rooms to walk through and all. The views are good and there is a lot of info, also in English. What I liked most about the site is the small-touristic-experience. It is not overrun, prices are cheap, the stalls offer simple tourist stuff for cheap prices and it has the atmosphere of a relaxing place. We had some fun here.
Written May 30, 2014
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Martijn_1978
Jesenice, Czech Republic64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
It was very nice to walk around the castle and to read about the history of the castle. You can easily spend one or two hours in the castle that also gives great views of the area.
Written May 16, 2014
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Michaela B
Prague, Czech Republic44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
Sloup v Cechach is a small place but with many great sites - there is the castle rock you can visit. There a beautiful country site and nice overview. If you get close to the area, definitely visit this place. It is romantic, calm and you can also to go swimming to a pond in camp.
Written April 14, 2014
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