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Špilberk Castle, Brno

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • Špilberk castle is on the hill, but walk there is nice and comfortable, because you walk during lovely park, where horses are grazing and where are nice views of Brno. Especially "Krásná vyhlídka" is ...  more »
  • The perfect vantage point to get an idea of the terrain. The Hill is surrounded by a park with numerous panoramic terraces. At the top of the bars, restaurants.
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  • There are some nice views from near the castle, as well as some nice gardens inside the castle grounds. And it's free!  more »
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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.
  • Nice place to visit and walk around. Would have gone inside maybe if instructions were a little clearer. Google Translate helped a little. Maybe an English translation for us dumb mono lingual types.
  • Great castle with stunning views over the city Brno. Medieval castle is well reconstructed and great possibilities 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.
  • 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.
  • It's is a perfect place to walking, running or just seat and relax observing the great view of Brno. You can lunch there, or have a coffee, also there has good places to make a picnic with your family, dog, etc.

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Where to stay in Brno

The second-largest city of the Czech Republic, Brno offers many centrally located lodgings for the easiest access to the city's historical sights. Hotels range from luxury to economical, including several big chains. Boutique hotels exude an unmistakable local flavor. You can also opt to make your base in a more peaceful neighborhood and use your own vehicle or the public transportation network to get around. For more private surroundings, rent a furnished apartment. You'll find many hostels for budget travelers,
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