Loket castle is an Romanic-Gothic fortress. It has been build in second half of the 12th century by czech kings as and stronghold watching the merchant path from Czech kingdom to Bavaria (today Germany). It is one of the most well-kept and oldest castle in Czech republic. In year 1319 A. D. young prince Wenceslas, later emperor Charles IV., was imprisoned here for two months. He was only three years old! In year 1434 A. D. emperor Zikmundpledge the castle to his chancelor Kašpar Šlik. The Šlik family hold the castle for more then hundred years and rebuilt the castle into representative estabilishment. During the 19th and 20th century the castle was going to the dogs, until it become city property again. From 1993 it is once again opened to the public. Today You can visit not only the building itself but also exhibition about torture law in Czech kingdom in the Middle Ages, exhibition of pottery, which has been produced by local pottery factories or exhibition of historical weapons.
Opening time – every day:
November- March 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
April – June 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
July - August 9.00 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
September - October 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Price with guide:
adults 150,- Czk / 7,5 EUR
children, students 125,- Czk / 6,- EUR
rentiers 125,- Czk / 6,- EUR
adults 100,- Czk / 5,- EUR
children, students 80,- Czk / 4,- EUR
rentiers 80,- Czk / 4,- EUR