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Špilberk Castle, Brno

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At Špilberk 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." Make Špilberk Castle a centerpiece of your Brno vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Brno tour planner.
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  • I drove up and parked next to it, Entry is free, but also not much to see there. Even the kids didn't show much interest. The view also is an average. C U Around  more »
  • At the Exhibition are still some interesting exhibitions. Visit the kazematy is definitely worth it. The surrounding area is beautiful for walks. The power to recommend to all visitors of Brno.
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  • Was here with friends. Very nice Castle and beautiful Castle Park there is also a café where you can click.
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  • The castle has a nice view and a few places to sit down and relax while enjoying something to drink or eat. The lookout tower is a nice feature as well as it has the best view of downtown Brno. There is not so much for kids here and also the park on the way up is historic without much for kids or adults. The castle is small compared to a few others in Czech Republic but still interesting enough to explore.
  • Obviously a must when you visit Brno. Somehow it's a bit disappointing when you are inside the courtyard even though it has been beautifully restored. There is just not that much to see. For me the best is the view over the city.
  • Great castle with stunning views over the city Brno. Medieval castle is well reconstructed and great púossibilities for walking tour also with nearby park and offers stunning views over Brno city. We have visited only courts and park, but there are interesting catacombs called "kazemats" to visit also.
  • Very nice castle and gardens. Amazing view and surroundings. The festival of fire works looks amazing here and during summer you have more festivals as food, etc.
  • The views of the city are well worth the climb. Visit the watchtower and casemates. Fascinating history.