Kežmarok Castle

Castle in Kežmarok

Kežmarok’s crowning attraction is its castle, squatting at the northern end of pedestrianised Hlavné nám. Entry to the grounds is free, but the interior is accessible only by 80-minute guided tour (usually beginning on the hour). You'll learn about guilds and tragic noblewomen imprisoned in the tower (and enjoy views of the High Tatras from the very same tower).

First mentioned in 1463, the castle's most famous residents were four generations of the noble Thököly clan, whose lavish lifestyle is illustrated by the Hungarian-style furnishings and weapons on display.

Tours are in Slovak but pamphlets in various language are available on request.