Helfstyn Castle

Helfstyn Castle, Tyn nad Becvou: Hours, Address, Helfstyn Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Helfstyn Castle
4.5
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Frantisek Ruzha
Prague, Czech Republic451 contributions
large area of the castle
Sep 2020
Immediately after purchasing the ticket, the guide said that Helfštýn Castle is one of the largest in Europe. During the tour, each visitor confirmed this. The castle is beautiful, about seven centuries old. The blacksmith decoration is beautiful.
Written September 18, 2020
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Written September 29, 2020
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David D
516 contributions
A large and imposing castle dominating the Moravian Gate.
Aug 2019
A large and impressive fortress that sits on a forested rise above the Moravian Gate. There is not much left inside the castle, but it is currently being renovated so this may change. The fortifications are very impressive in their own right of course, particularly the curtain wall at the entrance, which has been strengthened to withstand artillery fire. In the last courtyard of the castle is a tall tower that has been reconstructed and which gives panoramic views of the castle and the broad plains of the Moravian Gate.
Written December 7, 2019
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CBurrows3
Menomonie, WI5 contributions
Must see medieval castle!
Aug 2018 • Solo
Toured several of the local castles and this was my favorite. They normally don’t offer guided tours in English but the guide let me tag along. He gave me a brief explanation in English after each stop which really added to the experience.

You can’t enter the main castle since it’s being renovated. The renovations are supposed to be completed in about 2 years (2020).
Written August 18, 2018
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Dorota W
8 contributions
Fantastic castle
Aug 2017 • Family
Went with family for the Hefaiston smithy festival and really loved the castle. Its size is impressive and it's nice to see a medieval building in such good state (although partly rebuilt). Our four year old was mesmerised with the tower and I think the view is breathtaking. We had a pram with us, and maybe it wasn't the smoothest of rides, but it's doable. The festival was well organised as well with plenty of stewards and parking spaces.
Written August 26, 2017
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Jiri R
10 contributions
Very nice but still something to improve
Aug 2016 • Family
We visited this place with our small kids. Very nice location as well as very well treated. It was only one thing which I was missing - it was impossible to pay by credit card. Anywhere. In the pub, at the entrance, nowhere. I believe we are in 21st century so this would be mandatory. However we spent very nice afternoon. Kids enjoyed it. Especially with combination of the ropes labyrinth nearby (also did not accept payment by card :-). But fully recommend.
Written August 23, 2016
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ChristineMargaret
Geneva, Switzerland231 contributions
Interesting,worth a few hours to explore
May 2016 • Couples
Close enough to Olomouc for a pleasant afternoon visit. Ask for the English language pamphlet guide ģat the ticket office. Wear walking shoes and take water because the parking lot is at the bottom of the hill. The castle walls and gates are fascinating. There is a restaurant which serves a casual lunch. You will need some Czech money change to use the bathroom. It is the European centre for the blacksmithing arts which is perfect melding of location and craft, although the place is not large so I'm not sure I would like to be there in August when many thousands visit for the main blacksmithing event of the year. You can see the forges anytime it's open although they are not normally in operation. There are many lovely pieces of wrought metal sculpture around the castle and a dungeon gallery in the last inner courtyard. Ask when the guided tours of the gallery are because it is really worth a visit.
Written June 16, 2016
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SzymonW
Opole, Poland20 contributions
nice views
Nov 2015
Ruins of a castle seem an interesting option during a trip through Czech Rupublic. Situated close to the major Ostrava-Olomouc-Brno motorway, offers interesting views on the surrounding area. There is a collection of steel artworks located in the castle. That's a pity that few areas in the castle are open to public. The castle in Hukvaldy near Ostrava, was more interesting though!
Written November 21, 2015
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Jillianta
Auckland, New Zealand30 contributions
A little hard to find.
Aug 2015 • Couples
We find the sign posts for attractions in the Czech Republic sometimes hard to follow or find. But once there it was an enjoyable couple of hours. Not crowded. Easy parking. A 400m walk up the road from the car park. History sheet given to us in English.
Written August 19, 2015
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W9937FMChris
Sydney, Australia174 contributions
Worth the visit!
Nov 2014 • Couples
This palace is a REAL one and we were so pleased to find it still open (until 30 Oct.)

We were given literature to read and could easily see how the unassailable structure was the perfect home for rogues!

Saw 2 wild boars happily grazing on the inside too!!! (in an enclosed gully)
Written November 22, 2014
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Nico S
Prague, Czech Republic1,487 contributions
Huge castle complex
Oct 2014 • Solo
Helfstyn Castle is situated on top of a hill. Unfortunately, when I got there, it was extremely foggy.
Minus is that I couldn't see the views from the top of the towers, but on the other hand, it gave the castle a mysterious look.
Entry feeis only CZK 60 and as individual visitor, you receive a 2-pager with the history of the castle.
The first part of the castle has been completely renovated and holds also a resturant. In summer small concerts and theater are held on stage. The second part is for the bigger part still in ruins. There is one tower that has been renovated and I can only guess that views from the tower are splendid.
There are wrought iron statues scattered all over the premises.
Written October 24, 2014
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