Špilberk Castle

Špilberk Castle information

Location
Brno , Czech Republic
Address
Špilberk 210/1
Telephone
+420 542 123 611
More information
www.spilberk.cz
Prices
combined entry adult/concession 400/240Kč, casements only 90/50Kč, tower only 50/30Kč
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sun Oct-Apr, 9am-5pm daily May & Jun, 10am-6pm daily Jul-Sep
Something wrong?
Submit a correction

Brno's spooky hilltop castle is considered the city's most important landmark. Its history stretches back to the 13th century, when it was home to Moravian margraves and later a fortress. Under the Habsburgs in the 18th and 19th centuries, it served as a prison. Today it's home to the Brno City Museum , with several temporary and permanent exhibitions.

The menu of visiting options is confusing at first glance. You can choose to visit the exhibitions individually or buy a combined entry ticket to all the sights. The most popular sights are the casements , dating from the 18th century, and the lookout tower. Interesting permanent exhibitions include From Castle to Fortress , about the castle's history, and Prison of Nations , on the role Špilberk played as an impenetrable prison.