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Situated in the hilltop of Brno, Southern Moraviea, Spilberk Castle was built in the early 13th century. It was begun by Přemyslid kings and finished by King Ottokar II of Bohemia. Spilberk Castle was recognized in the middle of 13th century by major royal castle and in the 14th century by the seat of the Moravian margraves.
Spilberk Castle Tours
Spilberk Castle hosts an exhibition that features the list of the popular prisoners at Spilberk at that time, including: the Austrian commanders Bonneval and Wallis or the famous Colonel Franz Trenck. Silvio Pellico, the Italian writes spent eight years in Spilberk Castle to write a poet about prison. The book has title “My Prison” and it becomes the famous book today. Also, My Prison made Spilberk becomes well-known castle throughout Europe. Through this exhibition, you can learn the history of Spilberk as the popular “prison of nations”. 'From Castle to Fortress', about the castle's history, and 'Prison of Nations', on the role Špilberk played as an impenetrable prison are the permanent exhibition of this castle. You can visit this exhibition anytime when you are getting into Spilberk Castle.
This old fort is the famous place for walking and relaxing among the local people and tourists. Spilberk Castle has a vertical angle over directly the historical center of the city. People from any ages come to this castle with various activities. Some of them doing sport, spending day with the loved ones, walking with their dogs and having a quality time with family.
Founding in the 13th century by Přemysl Otakar II, the Czech King, Spilerk Castle was respectable as the seat of rulers of Moravia. This castle made mark of its history as the prison for the toughest and most dangerous of criminals. People who are fought for Habsburg absolutism and Italian nationalist spent their time here as the upper classes prisoners.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online or at the tickets office of Spilberk Castle. If you want to see the price list of the tickets, you may choose one exhibition you would like to visit. The entry tickets are combined with the tickets for exhibition. Make sure you purchase tickets 30 minutes before the closing hours.
How To Get Around?
You can take a fun-walk to get around Spilberk Castle since it is the favorite place for locals and tourists to spend their time.
What Should I Wear?
You can wear clothes depend on the weather condition when you are visiting Spilberk Castle. In summer you can wear: denim, t-shirt, trousers, cool clothes with comfortable footwear. Sunglasses and sunscreen are important things to bring in summer. While in winter: long coat, sweater, jacket with boots can be the good option. Do not forget to bring gloves, hat and scarf to make your look fashionable in winter.
Best Time to Visit
Spilberk Castle is opened all year round. On April to September, Spilberk Castle will be opened from Tuesday to Sunday at 10 am – 6 pm. On October to March it will be opened from Tuesday to Sunday at 9 am – 5 pm.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and everything can be found in this site. Moreover, Spilberk Castle is near to the city of Moravia, you can reach this castle only in 5 minutes. You can explore this place by your own.
How To Get There?
Getting into Spilberk Castle is easy. There are two paths that can be accessed by walking from Husova streets. The first path in the back gate can be accessed from by taking the right side of the stair. If you are taking the right side, you will come to the casements' entrance. Car is accessible in Spilberk Castle. If you are coming from Úvoz Street through Gorazdova Street, take the street which has a blue arrow sign. You can drive only if you have a license to drive. Bus is also ready to take you to the hill of the castle.
Spilberk Castle is usually used for concerts, theatrical performances, and festivals. If you want to see the performances, make sure you know the schedule by visiting the official website of Spilberk Castle.