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Loket Castle

 

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

 

Loket Castle has been standing on a marked bill by the Ohře River near Karlovy Vary since the early 13th century. For centuries, the Gothic castle was a strategic defence point. Nowadays, it is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Region of Karlovy Vary.

History of Loket Castle

The preserved Romanesque structures include the extremely valuable rotunda, foundations of the castle tower, and the substructures of the north palace. The castle more or less acquired its present-day appearance as a result of an extensive reconstruction completed during the reign of Václav IV, which included, for example, the building of the so-called "Margrave House". Additional reconstructions took place in the second half of the 15th century and they mostly affected the main south palace where the stately hall was built during the rule of the Šliks, and the east palace where the Šlik archive was built. Rather unfavourable for the castle was its conversion into a prison, which was effected in the early 19th century – most of the buildings were lowered by one floor and one of the oldest parts of the castle known as the "Stone Room" was demolished completely.

Tours of Loket Castle

There are many interesting things to see at Loket Castle. The most popular of its expositions include the castle prison with an authentic torture display, the museum of weapons, and the porcelain exhibition. The castle is entwined with many tales and legends, such as the legend of Gottstain, the ruler of the Loket cliffs and rocks and of the Underworld, the tale of the magic-struck burgrave, or the tale of the dragon in the castle tower.

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Opening hours

 Period     Days  Opening hours
Nov 1. - March 1. daily 9:00am - 3:30pm
Apr 1. - Oct 31. daily 9:00am - 3:30pm
 

Admission fee

  With Guide With Text
Adults 90 CZK/4,50 EUR 80CZK/4,00 EUR
Children, students, seniors 75 CZK/3,50 EUR 60 CZK/3,00 EUR
Family ticket 290 CZK/14,50 EUR 240 CZK/12,00 EUR
 

Contact data

Address: Zámecká 67

ZIP: 35733

Phone: +420 352 684 648

E-mail: pruvodci@hradloket.cz

Website: www.hradloket.cz

 

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