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Cesky Sternberk Castle (Hrad Cesky Sternberk)
Cesky Sternberk Castle (Hrad Cesky Sternberk)

Cesky Sternberk Castle (Hrad Cesky Sternberk)

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Sitting high on a granite outcrop above the River Sázava between Brno and Prague in Bohemia, Cesky Sternberk Castle (Hrad Cesky Sternberk) is an imposing Gothic castle that has been much embellished and extended over the centuries. It was founded in the mid 13th century by the aristocratic Sternberg family, whose descendants still live there today – the 20th generation to do so. Reinforcements to the fortified walls came in 1467, when a lookout tower was added, and Baroque upgrades to the living quarters were made after the Thirty Years’ War with Sweden in the late 17th century, when the castle had become a family home rather than a defence tower. Further modernizations in the early 20th century saw Český Šternberk kitted out with electricity, heating and running water, and although the castle was ‘nationalized’ in 1949 by the Communist occupiers of Czechoslovakia, it was restored to the Sternberg family in 1992 following the Velvet Revolution. Today 15 richly appointed suites of rooms are open to visitors, full of Renaissance furniture, lavish frescoes, hunting trophies, stucco-work decoration and Sternberg family portraits as well as an exceptional collection of 545 copper engravings depicting the events of the Thirty Years’ War.

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Český Šternberk 1, Český Šternberk , Central Bohemia, 257 27

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Konopiste castle and Cesky Sternberk castle tour

Konopiste castle and Cesky Sternberk castle tour

This tour is about visiting two famous Czech castles in one day. Cesky Sternberk and Konopiste. Cesky Sternberk is old gothic castle from 13th century. Konopiste was built about the same time like Cesky Sternberk but it was later rebuilt as a hunting chateau with a large park. Our guide will take you to both these castles and tell you everything about their history but the tour inside these castles is done by castle guides. Therefore, our mission is to drive you safely to both places, take care of you, give you all information about both castles and make sure you feel comfortable and everything is ok.
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation


Cesky Sternberk Castle (Hrad Cesky Sternberk) hours of operation: Open Apr–Oct Sat–Sun 9am–5pm; May & Sept Tue–Sun 9am–5pm; June–Aug Tue–Sun 9am–6pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.