Spilberk Castle
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Ágnes K
Budapest, Hungary192 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
If you are a history enthusiast, you need approx. 3 hours for this fortress. I got really interested in the casemates, it was even little scary to be there as only visitor on a grey wintering morning. The story of Italian, Hungarian and Polish 19th century freedom fighters is told quite in detail. I learned a lot here. The local history permanent exhibition is a little old-fashioned and boring, the fireworks history exhibition is very colorful (I had no idea about this history!) and then by the time you get to the Brno art history exhibition, you may be too exhausted mentally to take it in. On top of all this there was a temporary exhibition with photos taken in Rome by Pavel Knopp. Warmly recommend this place, even though I think for over 300 crowns they could let us see all the parts, but it doesn't entitle you to see the royal tower. that being said, it is long and exhausting program enough with the casemates and the castle.
Written March 4, 2020
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Marie H
Zbiroh, Czech Republic201 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
The castle sits on the hill and you can spot it almost from everywhere. Walking up is easy, the park is nice and the views are great. You need to buy a ticket when going inside the castle and make sure you are there for the bells' ringing.
Written December 6, 2020
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Ali I
48 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
The castle has a lot of different parts to see, but it's a bit hard to work out which ones are most interesting at the ticket office. We chose the exhibitions. There are a lot of exhibitions on a lot of different topics. Most of the displays are in Czech, but a guide book in each room gives a translation into English. Some of the exhibitions are really good, but others were less interesting.
Written September 5, 2020
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Rai J
Wisbech, UK18 contributions
Aug 2020
Typical of the Moravian castles, it actually looks quite a modern build compared to those normally found in the UK. However, it's worth reading up on the interesting history of the castle and how it's been used over the years. Please be aware it's quite a taxing walk up to the castle if you're not able bodied (or like me, not too young in years) but worth the climb to see some of the views from the top (which I found more pleasing than the castle itself)! There is a little refreshment stall just outside the castle to quench your thirst after the long walk up. Don't forget to walk round to the back of the Castle (not the refreshment stall) to see the pretty little water falls for some pics. Plenty of green areas if you want to take a picnic up with you. At the foot of the much easier walk down, there's a rather nice restaurant/bar, Pod Spilberkem, to stop off for a cheap pint of Pilsner or whatever takes your fancy ... in fact we liked it so much we stayed for an evening meal which was delish!
Written August 29, 2020
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1962globetrotter
Lutterworth, UK287 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Enjoyed our stroll to the top of the castle, for great views over the city and a wander round the various buildings. After the heat of the day we were also rewarded with a lovely cold beer at the bar at the top. The only complaint is that pricing seems a bit of a jumble. It may be better to charge a flat fee to see everything, but instead you had to pay once to see the old jail, then there were lots of other separate tickets to see other bits like the tower or the exhibitions. Signage was not great either, and the ticket office was buried in the gift shop. All a bit confusing. However there is a useful push-button map in several languages, which can help you make some sense of it. Overall worth the hike, though the cost of jail entry was a bit steep considering it was mostly just a load of empty cells, with a sprinkling of a few stuffed guards!
Written August 2, 2020
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Martin V
Prague, Czech Republic245 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Spilberk Castle is not that sort of medieval castles where you got a guided tour via rooms full of antiquities. This one if former fortress that served as prison lately and provides different sort of amusement. Spilberk is a museum today with variety of exhibitions and you can also see casemates and lookout tower all surrounded by nice park with city view. Entire area is nicely renovated and provides a lot to almost all kinds of visitors.
Written July 4, 2020
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Anita251991
Worcester Park, UK648 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Myself and my boyfriend visited here this morning and enjoyed it quite a bit. The casemates are easily the best part of the castle but it's still interesting to wander around the other parts.
There is a lot to see in the casemates and it took us a lot longer than we thought. The rest of the castle is just okay with half empty rooms to look at.
I would recommend this to visit while you're in Brno however. The ticket price was 320czk which is roughly £10.90, this was for access to all parts of the castle.
Written February 6, 2020
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tezvi
Croatia143 contributions
Jan 2020
Make sure you visit underground tunnels. Nothing fancy but good for a walk. We visited very early in the morning and were the only ones on the site.
The caste view-port is interesting only if the air visibility is fine, obviously. So do not make mistake like me :)
Written February 16, 2020
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Frantisek Ruzha
Prague, Czech Republic477 contributions
Aug 2020
n good weather, I recommend climbing the green hill to Špilberk Castle. This castle has been standing for more than 700 years, it was built in the Gothic and Baroque style. What I like most is the monument to the commander of the battles with the Swedes in the 17th century. There is also a nice view of Brno from Špilberk.
Written August 27, 2020
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,916 contributions
Jul 2021
The Spilberk Castle is located on a hill and can be reached by walking through a nice park. It includes several interesting places and activities and offers great views over Brno. It has an interesting history and definitely worth a visit.
Written July 19, 2021
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