Loket Castle

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Loket Castle
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
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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
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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.
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Jim W
Schonaich, Germany2,112 contributions
Jan 2022
Absolutely stunning castle that structurally is so well preserved on the outside. It is among the oldest castles in the Czech land, standing for more than 800 years. The town derives its name from the shape of the Ohre River where the castle was located. It is in the shape of an elbow (Loket in Czech). There are various rooms to see and everything is well laid out. Upon entering, you are given a guide In English to assist you on your tour. I thought the first room with the meteorite was kind of cool and completely unexpected. The ancient tombstones upon entering were very interesting. Other rooms of note are the rotunda, the exposition of porcelain, and the armory. While the torture chamber was very corny, I still got a kick out if it even if it terrified my wife. Not that she was scared, it was just that corny! Entry for the both of us was only $5.50. That is a bargain. This place is well worth the price of admission and then some!
Written March 13, 2022
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RodrigueCZ
Linz, Austria126 contributions
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
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
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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Noll
Prague, Czech Republic388 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
If you visit Loket you have to visit the castle. It is the main attraction except for marveling how James Bond (Casino Royale) was filmed in the main market place.
The castle is exceptionally well preserved and it is possible to visit everything from the gruesome dungeons to the top of the tower. Access not great for disabled visitors.
Written August 9, 2014
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Dranjac
59 contributions
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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komsAustralia
Adelaide, Australia1,336 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Loket Castle is one of the oldest castles in the Czech Republic. It was built at the beginning of the 13th century. Soon after the castle was built a small town arose below it. This castle is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Region of Karlovy Var nowadays. No wonder! Over two and a half centuries ago, Goethe had written: "The beauty of Loket Castle is indescribable. It resembles a work of art that we can admire from all sides."
The castle was a strategic defence point for centuries. It also served as a temporary residence for members of the royal family. Today there are several exhibitions in the castle including an exhibition of porcelain and weapons, an archaeology exhibition (incl. unique murals) and also in the castle prison and the dungeon an exhibition of extensive torture chambers with figures with agonised expressions and plaques with horrible descriptions next to each cell. In addition to the latter, there were sound effects reproducing the screams of tortured people. This dungeon section is definitely not for everyone as it is very realistic and it can be very disturbing. So it is better to avoid it if you are faint hearted. I wouldn't take any children there. We saw children crying and fleeing from there. We also saw one who was sick.

To summarize:
Amazing place in an awesome location with many different exhibitions and one of the few sites where you can go without a guide. You will need a few hours to see everything. The town itself is also very beautiful. Really worthy to visit!

PS. Loket, city and castle were both used as a location for the James Bond movie "Casino Royale". However it was pretending to be a resort town in Montenegro.
Written May 16, 2017
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Andre S
34 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
I was there, and before you go to the castle ..it has a bridge before the Castle, and it's really beautiful and you see the big river there. Moving, if you have plans to Loket Castle, I need really say: Go arround in the city, eat and drink there, one day its enought, and the city its more interesting than the Castle. Why, the price its really expensive, and you walk for 30 or 40 minutes and you see all the castle, and the most good part its the big tower for pictures. Winter, not too much people and expensive prices.
Estive lá, e em resumo a cidade é muito bonita, antiga e estilo medieval, um dia basta para conhecer a cidade, comer e beber, passar pela ponte, descer até o rio, ver o anfiteatro e percorrer caminhos pelas montanhas. O castelo em si, não vale tanto pelo preço e tempo de visita. No inverno os preços sobem, está muito frio para ir, fecha cedo e não terão muitas pessoas.
Written March 9, 2017
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Juergen F
Essen, Germany172 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Loket is easily reachable from Karlovy Vary and well worth a trip. An afternoon should be enough time for a visit of the castle and a extensive stroll through the small town.
If you like a decent craft beer don't miss out on the Brewery Svaty Florian near the access bridge into Loket. In the cellary bar/restaurant you can choose between a few blonde and dark beers ranging from roughly 4 to 6% alcohol. It's no problem to buy beers to take them home - freshly bottled in front of you.
To explore the Castle a certain degree of fitness to climb a couple of stairs won't hurt.
Written September 20, 2016
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jw s
Paris, France360 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
The Castle is a 90 minute trip from Prague and when combined with a trip to nearby Karlovy Vary, makes a wonderful day trip. No tourists, no shops selling the same trinkets; in other words, an authentic Czech experience. It is ancient and rustic. There are many comments about the Torture exhibit in the dungeon. I found it charmingly cheesy, on par with a typical haunted house tour in the US, but there were definitely some scared children. It is a very manageable size to cover in an hour or two and the various staircases and bridges make it interesting for children to explore.
Written September 4, 2016
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