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Spilberk Castle

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Address: Shpilberk 210/1, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
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This imposing 13th-century castle first served as a fortress and then as a...

This imposing 13th-century castle first served as a fortress and then as a prison for common criminals and opponents of the Hapsburg monarchy.

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Fascinating history

Beautiful building and surrounding parkland, and just a few mins walk up from the city centre.The Casemates (jail/dungeons) are fascinating, it's all dimly lit and atmospheric, a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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CORDOVA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Spilberk Castle was great and very peaceful I loved walking and running the grounds. The property has great places to sit with a view of Brno and just relax.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Beautiful building and surrounding parkland, and just a few mins walk up from the city centre.The Casemates (jail/dungeons) are fascinating, it's all dimly lit and atmospheric, a real slice of gruesome history. The exhibitions up in the main castle were difficult to navigate as there is very little translated to English and trying to figure out what everything was became... More 

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Thank Traveltiger18
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Our visit with all the kids was short, but very nice. The place is full of great atmosphere and offers relaxing time.

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Thank Daniel V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved the castle! Its a 10 min walk from the center and it has a nice park around it. You can walk around in the park and enjoy the view. From the castle the view is even better. I would highly recommend to visit the prison museum, its reallt interesting! You can go there without a guide, you... More 

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Thank Suuz V
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The Spilberg Castle and the surrounding park offer a great way to escape the city. The castle is really beautiful and the views are amazing. It really is worth walking all those stairs :-)

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Thank Gruyters-j
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

If you visit the castle don't forget to start with 'Kazamaty' i.e.castle's dungeons, where condemned souls of its prisoners are still suffering eternal torments.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The walk to get to the castle is great. The park is really nice and in autumn the colors are very bright. It was fun for the kids to admire the view and to run fee. The weather helped a lot too. We spend a good few hours going up and down and probably we could have spent more. The... More 

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Thank Gina K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful gardens, great views. Take some food and beer for a picnic. Some coffee shops at the top. In the summer you can splash in the water fountains.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Free to get in to all but a few rooms and gives excellent views of Brno and the surrounding areas. Try to be there at thr top of the hour to hear the bell chimes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This place has an exhaustive history and a good museum to tell you very interesting things about it. We enjoyed the old prison, the tower and the museum. Also a beautiful walk up to and around the old fortress.

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