Spilberk Castle, Brno

Spilberk Castle, Brno - Address, Phone Number

Address: Spilberk 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Phone: +420-542123611

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Spilberk Castle, Brno

Castle, fortress, prison – this building has played many roles for Brno for much of Brno’s history. Built in Baroque style, it was completed by King Ottokar of Bohemia. The townspeople took it over in 1560, and fortified it to great effect – it was a major defence against the Swedes in the 30 Years War. It’s use as a prison also gained prominence – becoming the holding and executing point for many idealists, revolutionaries, political and controversial figures over the years. The Germans even transformed the place based on 3rd Reich ideals into a barracks. For all these reasons, once upon a time, this was one of the most notorious and feared places in all of Europe.

Less than a year after the Castle ceased operations as a place of military power in 1959, it began to serve as the seat of the Brno City Museum instead – a role it plays to this day. The Grounds around the place are a popular place for a walk among the locals and it’s not unusual to see young couples or dog walkers about. It also hosts a number of major cultural functions through out the year.

Castle, fortress, prison – this building has played many roles for Brno for much of Brno’s history. Built in Baroque style, it was completed by King Ottokar of Bohemia. The townspeople took it over in 1560, and fortified it to great effect – it was a major defence against the Swedes in the 30 Years War. It’s use as a prison also gained prominence – becoming the holding and executing point for many idealists, revolutionaries, political and controversial figures over the years. The Germans even transformed the place based on 3rd Reich ideals into a barracks. For all these reasons, once upon a time, this was one of the most notorious and feared places in all of Europe.

 

Spilberk Castle Information

  • Different parts of the castle open and close at different hours.
  • The observation tower is only open weekends April and August.

How To reach Spilberk Castle by Public Transport

  • Grohova
  • Veveri

Restaurants Near Spilberk Castle

  • Ctyri Ruze
  • U Chluparu
  • Cattani
  • Zemsky Dum

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  • Majestic from far and magic from inside, this castle keeps the strong character of the XIX century. If you visit it, you will be amazed

  • Cool very nice place, awesome to relax. Awesome views over Brno.

  • One of the best views of Brno. The fortress has really interesting history and the park surrounding it is a great place for relax. One of the top "must see" in Brno.

  • Nice place but staff are rude, they directed us to the lookout tower but the door was locked, I asked them about it and the staff member insisted it was open, when in fact it was closed. Made us wait 20 mins before opening the door. Don’t sell tickets unless it’s open

  • One of the most interesting sights in Brno. Definitely a must see for any visitor. You can get a nice view of the city and enjoy some meals and drinks in a couple cafes and restaurants.

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