We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Spilberk Castle

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Shpilberk 210/1, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number:
420542123611
Website
Description:

This imposing 13th-century castle first served as a fortress and then as a...

This imposing 13th-century castle first served as a fortress and then as a prison for common criminals and opponents of the Hapsburg monarchy.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$54.17*
and up
Beauty of Moravian Capital: A City Tour in Brno
More Info
US$58.51*
and up
2-hour Segway Tour in Brno: Conquer the Spilberk Castle
More Info
US$81.26*
and up
3-Hour Segway Tour: Criss-cross the Brno

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 552 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Wonderful history

Grand old castle. Did the complete tour including a few special galleries. Worth every cent. The history of all the battles this castle went through including its time under... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
Peter B
,
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

552 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 287: English reviews
Level Contributor
47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Permanent exhibition of the history of Brno and prisoning, a lot of temporary exhibitions. Music festivals - folk, jazz, classical. In the surroundings pleasant park. Quantity wonderful views of the surrounding city.

Helpful?
Thank Psisko B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The castle is situated in the city center, you need to see the castle. A lot of things can be discovered for free, there are also some exhibitions in the castle about the city history and the castle history. You absolutely NEED to walk up the castle! Another insider tip: take some food and drinks and enjoy the surrounding park... More 

Helpful?
Thank David O
Las Vegas
Level Contributor
77 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This castle is located on the hilltop in Brno, Southern Moravia. It began to be built as early as the first half of the 13th century by the Přemyslid kings and complete by King Ottokar II of Bohemia. It is nice to walk up the hill to reach while the view of the city is amazing from the top. Enjoy... More 

Helpful?
Thank QusaiA
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Grand old castle. Did the complete tour including a few special galleries. Worth every cent. The history of all the battles this castle went through including its time under Nazi rule. Fascinating.

Helpful?
Thank Peter B
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

As you enter the castle you quickly begin to realise that the people working here are both haunted and possessed. They stare at you gormlessly and follow you around the castle as if you are about to steal every artefact. They stand by the side attempting to blend into their surroundings, yet their mere presence creates an atmosphere of trepidation.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Joe S
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We spent all day walking around the castle well worth a visit. Get the ticket for every part of the castle

Helpful?
Thank fred-pollak
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I would really advice to go there it's expensive to just go to viewing tower like 50 CZK and 150 CZK for museum , which is not worth. U can get a great view from right in front of the castle.

Helpful?
Thank Narinde R
Yerevan, Armenia
Level Contributor
86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I liked it very much. Good and nice place with beautiful nature. The way to the castle is very nice. I think it is good place to have a picnic and to have a rest.

Helpful?
Thank Elen A
Enschede, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Very limited access to the castle without a ticket. A visit to the lookout tower was worth the 30 Krones (students discount). Beautiful view and scenery, worth the uphill climb.

Helpful?
Thank Frank H
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't say it was really a castle to start with, no idea what the exhibition's were about (no English expectations) I'm not saying everything should be written in English, but maybe should of being told when buying a ticket!!!! On the positive note there was some good views of the city from the terraces.

Helpful?
Thank Darren F

Travellers who viewed Spilberk Castle also viewed

Brno, South Moravian Region
 
Brno, South Moravian Region
 

Been to Spilberk Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Spilberk Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?