Spilberk Castle, Brno

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At Spilberk Castle, walk through the dark dungeons where common criminals as well as state prisoners, such as Italian nationalists or opponents of the Hapsburg monarchy, spent years of confinement. The 13th-century fortress, which rises up on a steep slope next to the historical center of the city, is a popular place for walks and relaxation. Over the centuries, the castle has served as the seat of the Moravian margraves, a fortress, and military barracks. Now it is home to the valuable collections of the city museum, which give insight into the history of the castle as the famous "prison of nations." Using our custom trip planner, Brno attractions like Spilberk Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beautiful animals and clean place. The staff was always perfect on my site to get you acquainted with the history of the Castle. Before you can top clothing and luggage to defer to the dressing room and then rest for review. It takes a total of about 2 hours. Certainly we will arrive in the summer because of the surroundings of the Castle has a wonderful park.
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  • We didn't go inside but only went for a free walk round the castle to admire the views of Brno. Very nice.  more »
  • Where Silvio Pellico wrote "my prisons", enchanted place, creepy how belo is!!! Go for it's worth it!
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  • This place is amazing. I was not inside but walked outside castle. View of the city and pathways are excellent. Very sunny and fresh air. Great place for jogging and romantic meetings. Enjoyed it a lot. Location is top notch! There is a terrace on top of hill and its so fun to sit there and enjoy sun. Would really come here again.
  • Castle thousand times rebuilt, used as a prison or army headquarters, super interesting cellars. AND go to the tower. Great view, interesting stairs and passage over a chapel (kneel down over the arch at the place where you can see a cross and check the chapel below)
  • The city is ugly but if you here you must see this Špilberk Castle is a castle on the hilltop in Brno, Southern Moravia. Its construction began as early as the first half of the 13th century by the Přemyslid kings and complete by King Ottokar II of Bohemia. From a major royal castle established around the mid-13th century, and the seat of the Moravian margraves in the mid-14th century, it was gradually turned into a huge baroque fortress considered the harshest prison in the Austro-Hungarian empire, and then into barracks.
  • Let me say the most important thing: Clean modern toilets free of charge!!
  • It Is not typical castle, because it was converted to museum, there are lot of exhibits (eventy contemporary ones). You should definitely visit catacombs (kasematy), where was a prison. Complete visit took us about 5 Hours.

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