Loket Castle
Loket Castle
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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About
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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Nimrod P
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates388 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Australia1,344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, France362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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TeAroRegan
Wellington, New Zealand42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
Our first night in the Czech Republic was in the cutest wee town you’re likely to encounter. Confined by the river - which almost describes a complete circle – the town occupies the almost-island in the centre. It’s dominated by an 800 year old castle and a town square right out of cut-out cardboard toy land – tall, elaborately decorated frontages, brightly painted and surrounding a cobbled town centre with three fountains and a tall Christian-focussed monument. And so few people around. The castle is a rabbit warren of passages, staircases and interconnecting rooms with an eclectic collection of stuff still being catalogued. Headstones from “extinct” nearby cemeteries are propped against walls including one for Rabbi Benjamin from Renaissance times. The building also sports a gruesome and extensive torture and imprisonment display in the basement which is definitely not for the faint-hearted. In fact torture exhibits, we discovered, were very popular in the CR – we found at least one in almost every town or city.
Written April 17, 2015
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Ady
Prague, Czech Republic15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Great caste with small kids as well. Small castle but great organised. All small areas was greatly maintained. You see the great history.
Written August 20, 2022
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Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad you found the castle fun for the whole family and that you enjoy history. Have a great day. Šimon Osvald
Written September 14, 2023
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