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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.
Shpilberk 210/1, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
+420 542 123 611
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several things to do here besides just enjoying the walk up and down through the surrounding hillside park. You can opt for tickets to see different parts of the old buildings, including the old barracks cum prison underground, climbing the bell tower for...More

Thank JapanTeacher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is quite ordinary castle, we were on some small exhibition there and it was nice. If you have time in Brno you must visit this, but do not expect too much.

Thank Zbyněk Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spilberk Castle has a lot of history and a lot of it is really interesting. From a castle to a Nazi prison it is all really interesting. Brno doesn’t have a lot of tourists so when I went the castle was practically empty. There was...More

Thank Jairo R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The caffees on the top serve low quality food and drinks. The castle is more of an observation spot than a sight. Not much to see. Just a nice view on the old city center.

Thank MaxTheConquerer
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Drove up to see the castle. we did not enter but had a walk around the castle and had great views. worth a visit.

Thank Suzy-ann
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit full of story. Unfortunately in the ticket are not included all the exibitions, so if you want try to explain VERY CLEARLY that you are going to see the whole castle.

Thank Simone C
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Really interesting, a long trek up the hill but there is a bus that goes there. Well worth a look around, very reasonable as well and nice cafe.

Thank josiem
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

The castl itself with connected buildings has undertaken massive reconstruction. It is beautifil. There are more options onto the routes you can visit - i took the ‘kasematy’ trip - vidit of old jails. The guided tour is a must otherwise its just boring rooms...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The walk uphill can be taken at a leisurely pace or step it up a bit to earn a cool refreshing lemonade, gelato or beer at the cafe at the top. Great views across Brno, lots of photo opportunities. Go for a walk, plenty of...More

Thank Jazpah
Reviewed August 2, 2018

I walked up the excellent paths to the entrance to Spilberk Castle - a very pleasant if uphill walk of around ten minutes in a wooded setting. There are various routes to take from the east (City) side of the hill upon which the castle...More

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Gary H
June 16, 2018|
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Hi, from my personal experience the very best spots are 1/ Mendel square (near the stops of trams No 6 and 5) and 2/ the fair ground (close to the pavillonA). From both places you can admire the castle and the fireworks in... More