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Hauenštejn Chateau – Upper Castle


Category: Castles Region: Karlovy Vary and its surroundings Town: Ostrov 


The chateau called Horní Hrad (Upper Castle) was originally founded as a medieval castle under the name Hauenstein. It was built on a bill that was strategically positioned over the trail leading through the nearby valley of the Ohře River.

The small-size medieval castle was transformed into a spacious chateau in English Gothic Revival style during two reconstructions that took place in the 19th century. In the 20th century, however, the chateau became so dilapidated that its demolition was seriously contemplated. Fortunately, it was acquired by a private owner at the beginning of the new millennium and renovation works aimed at its salvation were immediately launched.

At present, Hauenštejn is once again open to the public and its visitors have a unique opportunity to see how the chateau is changing in the course of an extensive reconstruction in the spirit of "How a castle is built". Visitors have a chance to explore the whole castle grounds, to climb the bergfrit tower offering a view of Krušné hory (Ore Mountains) and Doupovské hory (Doupov Mountains), to see the castle dining hall in the Gothic cellars, the castle chapel, a gallery, a display of wooden sculptures, the Knight's hall with the original carved ceiling, or to enjoy a walk in the vast forest park with a botanical garden. In addition, numerous cultural events are held at the castle every year.


Opening hours

 Period Days  Opening hours
01.01. - 31.05. daily 10:00am - 05:00pm
01.06. - 31.08. daily 09:00am - 07:00pm
01.09. - 31.10. daily 10:00am - 05:00pm
01.11. - 31.12. daily 10:00am - 05:00pm

Admission fee

Admission Fee Castle and Chateau Arboretum
Children to 6 years free free
Individual tours 95 CZK / 4 EUR 45 CZK / 2,5 EUR
Children, seniors 70 CZK / 3 EUR 30 CZK / 1,5 EUR
Family ticket (2 adults + max. 3 children) 300 CZK /12 EUR 135 CZK / 5,5 EUR

Contact data

Name: Pavel Palacký

ZIP: 36301

Phone: +420777028820, +420776690372




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