Loket Castle

Loket Castle: Hours, Address, Loket Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Loket Castle
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Coronavirus 2019-nCoV In connection with the current situation, Loket Castle is closed from 18 December 2020 until further notice to the public. The Loket castle, built of stone, is more than 800 year old settlement, positioned on a granite rock that is runaround by the river of Ohre. It was most probably founded as a frontier fortress. The castle served to kings, Lords of Schlick and Lords of Plauen, Loket´s townsmen and it was used as prison in 19th and 20th century. Shortly after 1989, it was open for public. The tour leads through expositions of porcelain, collections of former town museum, museum of arms to the premises of former prison where an impressive and authentic demonstration of torture can be seen.
Suggested duration
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RodrigueCZ
Linz, Austria126 contributions
Nicely renovated
Jun 2020 • Family
When you think this castle was in a very poor state in the early 50s, it is a kind of miracle to be able to visit a very nice, well organized and attractive renovated history inheritage (thank you EU funds).
I recommend taking the 45-60 minutes tour. Thisus place went through so many hands it has a rich and various history. In particular, the torture rooms are worth the visit, just make sure you brief your kids before...
Our tour guide was great, engaged and involving visitors. We enjoyed it 🙂
Written June 6, 2020
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Dear traveler, Thank you very much for the nice review and description. We are really glad, that you liked our guide. Wish you very nice day Lada Vimmerová
Written April 6, 2021
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Nimrod P
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Best day trip from Karlovy Vary
Mar 2020 • Solo
Accessible with train (with one connection) or even with a bus to Doubi and then a (long) hike along the river.
This is the most authentic and genuine medieval castle and town I've ever been to. Make sure you visit all rooms and halls, and mostly the gruesome torture chambers...
Written March 16, 2020
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Dear traveler, thank you very much for your nice review. We really appreciate your beautiful words. Wish you very nice day Lada Vimmerová
Written April 6, 2021
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FranziskaS1
Auckland, New Zealand38 contributions
Incredible finds
Dec 2019
We were travelling towards Karlovy Vary, when we found this castle pop up on our Google Maps, so we took a detour and did not get disappointed. Certainly a tourist attraction as the restaurants around Loket are a lot more expensive than elsewhere, BUT the castle is pretty darn cool! You get to see all the pomp and fancy stuff, but also the really nasty torture rooms. It is quite a sight to see.
If you have time for a walk, make your way around the castle by walking along the river. There are a few nice walks up into the forest as well. Serves as really nice photo spots.
Written February 27, 2020
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Dear traveler, thank you very much for your nice words and description. And thanks to Google Maps:) We are really glad, that you enjoyed it with us. Wish you very nice day Lada Vimmerová
Written April 6, 2021
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Dranjac
59 contributions
Lovely Castle over the City
Feb 2020 • Family
Loket Castle provided a wonderful afternoon visit. Enjoyed touring the different rooms and seeing the artifacts. All signage in multiple languages including English.
Written February 16, 2020
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Dear Traveler, thank you very much for your nice review and words. Wish you nice day Lada Vimmerová
Written April 6, 2021
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vespoukis
24 contributions
very good castle
Apr 2019
very attractive location.Something different from another time.Very nice view,must visit.very good castle
Written January 26, 2020
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Dear Traveler, thank you very much for nice descrtiption and review. Wish you beautiful day Lada Vimmerová
Written April 6, 2021
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Tibor S
Budapest, Hungary242 contributions
A expected a bit more seen from outside.
Dec 2019
You need to buy a ticket for entry but only cash is accepted. The cash machine is in a ten minute walk distance.
Written December 26, 2019
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Pontinha2015
399 contributions
A gem in Czech Republic
Dec 2019 • Couples
We loved our visit to loket castle. We got there around 10:30am and the castle had only few other people visiting. It was a very nice visit with many rooms and good info. The history of the castle is very interesting too. A nice break from overcrowded places! If you are coming from karlovy vary catch the bus at the terminal bus station on platform 4 direction Sokolov stop loket. First bus is at 10am and price is 37czk each way payable to the driver. The stop is across a petrol station and very close to the bridge. For the return trip catch the bus the opposite site of drop of. There is a sign with bus timetable.
Written December 3, 2019
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hawkinsjane56
Surrey, Canada9 contributions
Beautiful castle and small village on a river. Wonderful day trip!
Sep 2019
Loved Loket for it's original charm and character. The setting is very pretty and a boat ride on the river very romantic.
Written November 7, 2019
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Abdullah Y
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia1,907 contributions
Nice Castle with Striking View
Sep 2019 • Family
Nice little castle with historic displays including a torutre chamber. Climb up the wooden stairs for a beautiful view of the surrounding area.
Written September 2, 2019
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Idrive EU
Prague, Czech Republic8 contributions
Wonderful castle with wonderful history
Jul 2019
I bought entrance tickets for 260 Kc / 16 Euro for two, First time I stepped inside the castle it feels like I was in Game of Thrones movie because of the building at first glance it looks similar to The Castle Black from the movie game of thrones only smaller in size.
There are 7 important buildings, but the most interesting thing is the Chamber of Torture inside the building visitors themselves can experience the glimpse of medieval torture. The unique show of moving figurines is underlined with chilling cries and groans of prisoners. The right of torture is set up in authentic premises of castle basement prison.
Worth to visit when you are in Czech Republic :)
Written August 16, 2019
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