Cesky Sternberk Castle

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Cesky Sternberk Castle
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles
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We would like to invite you to take a tour of the castle, during which you can visit 15 richly appointed rooms furnished in the style of various historical periods, meet important members of the Sternberg family and catch a glimpse of their way of life. You can also learn about the unique Sternberk collection of copper engravings from the Thirty Years' War, which is one of the largest monothematic collections of engravings in Europe.
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Behr-H96
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Beautiful castle
Sep 2020 • Family
Absolutely impressive castle. If you are in the area definitly worth to stop by. Don't miss to go up to Hladomorna, an old tower above the castle. If the view from the castle is already amazing, it is even better from this tower.
Written September 9, 2020
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jjinwaldokc
Kansas City, MO142 contributions
Beautiful place....quite a Czech experience
Aug 2019
Stopped by here while driving from Prague to Krakow. This is the real Czech Republic. The tours are in Czech but they provide translation sheets for other languages (including English) Fascinating history, the Castle is still family owned, the little cafe serves authentic Czech food, I'd go with the soup, the grill cheese was interesting.
Written August 25, 2019
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Stinsa
Amsterdam, The Netherlands226 contributions
Beautiful castle, interesting for the kids too
Aug 2019 • Family
For a small entry fee we enjoyed a guided tour in part of the castle. It's beautiful and the tour is also interesting enough for our seven year olds.
Written August 11, 2019
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It’s a must visit
Dec 2017 • Friends
City is so beautiful and romantic
Castle shows the proud history and the royalty of the area
Try to go late afternoon and stay till late evening as it’s beautiful with the lights
And to see the contrast of the day and night
A peasant and peaceful place to walk around and get amazed
Don’t miss a dinner down the castle restaurants

Stay overnight to enjoy 😊
Written September 18, 2018
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Thank you very much for your nice words. We are very happy for the visitors who can feel the same "genius loci" as we who have joined our lives with this place.
Written May 11, 2019
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lera_nechaeva
Milan, Italy15 contributions
Living history
May 2018 • Couples
This castle is now in possession of the Štenberk family who also owned it before the confiscation during the 40's.The family is taking care of it pretty well and it is visible that this castle is important to it's owners.
Interiors and collections are interesting and well maintained. Our guide was knowledgeable and was able to attract attention of visitors to various small details worth noticing. Definitely this castle is worth visiting.
On a negative side unfortunately the parking lot is too small for the amount of people coming to visit and even small pets are not allowed to enter. To be sincere children are causing more damage to the items and wallpapers of the castle rather than a little dog in a bag, so it could be something for castle management to think about.
Written May 29, 2018
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Andrey Petrov
Moscow, Russia209 contributions
on postcards is more beautiful at times / на открытках красивее в разы
Apr 2018 • Couples
After the castle of Hluboka above Vltava, the castle of Steenberkov was not impressed either from the outside (also being reconstructed), or by the interior decoration, and the excursion itself, because of the large number of people, smeared the impression, t. All the people did not fit in small rooms and had to spread out over several rooms.
После замка Глубока над Влтавой, замок Штенберков не впечатлил, ни снаружи(к тому же идет реконструкция), ни внутренним убранством, да и сама экскурсия из-за большого количества людей смазала впечатление, т.к. в маленькие комнаты не умещались все люди и приходилось растекаться на несколько помещений.
Written April 18, 2018
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George
Nicosia, Cyprus1,929 contributions
Amazing location
Apr 2018 • Friends
The castle is situated at one of the best places, at the top of a hill whilst the river passes a few meters by it, don't miss it!
Written April 11, 2018
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Food_Leigh
Darwin, Australia461 contributions
Absolutely fantastic
Apr 2018 • Couples
We got a private tour for just the GFriend and I, so cheap for such an excellent tour, plus you can take photos..
Also the owners live there, and it’s been in the family for over 800 years, they were always generous to the surrounding towns, helping them out..
Been to a lot of castles, this is a MUST
Written April 7, 2018
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jay h
Cechtice, Czech Republic192 contributions
A good tour of a beautiful Palace Castle
Sep 2017 • Family
We visited one Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately the roadwork's on the D1 meant a long detour compared to how long it should have taken but very quiet on the long winding country roads to get to the Palace once off the motorway.

Parking is across the road for a small fee and then a short work across the road and up a small hill. (Although there were a few cars parked at the top but not sure if that was staff only)

Once in the small courtyard you have a snack bar with tables and chairs outside, a restaurant and a gift shop where you purchase your tickets.

We didn't eat there but was standard Czech fare with normal sort of prices. The kids had a hotdog and ice cream, Prices and quality the same as everywhere else.

Entrance fee to get into the palace was cheaper than some of the others and the tour lasts about one hour and is guided in Czech but as I was the only non Czech speaker in our family I was given a laminated guide booklet with information about the tour as we would go through it. (I believe you can have the tour in other languages but that would depend on the tour size ect)

Also from this courtyard you have a beautiful view of the gardens, River, hotel in the village and the small train station.

Once the tour started we went through many rooms of interest. All furnished in original furniture belonging to the property as well as paintings of the ancestral family.

The tour guide was very knowledgeable (according to my wife ;) and the guide certain told a lot more information than on the booklet I had but we had plenty of time in each room to look around.

My favorite room was the gun room and as it wasn't too long and didn't involve too much walking my kids managed to stay interested.

Worth a visit if you want to see a smaller palace/castle and not too far from Prague (D1 road works permitting).

Outside the building you can walk around up the other side of the property and visit some smaller dungeon like stone structure which also had a great view and something the kids enjoyed exploring more than the castle. a small entrance fee is charged here but worth seeing when your there.
Written October 2, 2017
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,334 contributions
The only castle that was constructed and stayed in the Sternberk Czech aristocracy dynasty
Sep 2017 • Friends
We drove to see this great castle with my family and had the most wonderful visit. There is a paid parking area 250 m. from the main entrance, short walk up a hill. Our guide was a young lady that did not overwhelmed us by dates and too much history, but made this tour fun by citing many personal stories of the resident family. The castle was built in 1241 and from there it underwent many improvements and reconstructions. When it was "nationalized" by the Communist government in 1949, the family had to move to a small flat in Prague and Jiří Sternberk, the owner, worked as a tour guide in his own property! After the fall of Communism Český Šternberk castle was returned to Jiří's son, the count Zdeněk Sternberg, the current owner of the castle, who still lives there with his wife. The tour takes place on the second floor of the castle, the owner lives on the first floor. After the tour we had delicious coffee and pastries in the courtyard.
Written September 16, 2017
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