Spilberk Castle, Brno

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At Spilberk Castle, walk through the dark dungeons where common criminals as well as state prisoners, such as Italian nationalists or opponents of the Hapsburg monarchy, spent years of confinement. The 13th-century fortress, which rises up on a steep slope next to the historical center of the city, is a popular place for walks and relaxation. Over the centuries, the castle has served as the seat of the Moravian margraves, a fortress, and military barracks. Now it is home to the valuable collections of the city museum, which give insight into the history of the castle as the famous "prison of nations." Using our custom trip planner, Brno attractions like Spilberk Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It was great, theguide told us everything. You can see beautiful high rooms or best view in Brno from the tower or only from the walls in front of castle. Under the castle is beautiful park. It was... 
    It was great, theguide told us everything. You can see beautiful high rooms or best view in Brno from the tower or only from the walls in front of castle. Under the castle is beautiful park. It was...  more »
  • Superb views of the city after a climb up the hill. The castle has a museum with various artefacts, and information about the history, although most of it is in Czech. There are cafes by the castle... 
    Superb views of the city after a climb up the hill. The castle has a museum with various artefacts, and information about the history, although most of it is in Czech. There are cafes by the castle...  more »
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  • Beautiful tourist attraction just few meters from the city center. The "castle" used to be a prison in the past centuries. There is a beautiful park surrounding the walls where usually people go for a walk or to relax under the trees. It's a perfect location to bring your dog and have a walk together, the place offers enough space and protection to walk without the leash. The view from the castle of the south part of the city is astonishing. There are 2 bars that can offer refreshments and some food if you're hungry. A must visit.
  • Good place to visit when you are in Brno for a linger time. Great views on top of the castle and the castle has a great history. Walking around will probably take you around 30 minutes to an hour. A bit of a shame that you had to pay extra to visit the tower, arsenal, and heavily guarded prison. Restaurant facilities are also available at the top with great views of the region.

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