The Castle – In the footsteps of castle nobility (basic tour)

Discover all the representative rooms of a medieval castle from the turn of the 15th and 16th century. You can admire the interiors, for example, in the Red Bastion, in the Lady's Chamber or in the beautiful Ballroom. The guide won't miss the castle Chapel or the Armoury Hall. You'll learn about the castle history and its owners, especially the most important one, Půta of Švihov and Rýzmberk. You'll find out how the castle became a granary or why there's a ceiling from another residence. Discover with us the interesting facts and secrets that the Švihov Castle features!

Rooms on view:

  • Red Bastion
  • Entrance Hall
  • Banqueting Hall
  • Lady's Chamber
  • Chapel of the Assumption of Virgin Mary
  • Ballroom
  • Armoury

Guided tours only, in Czech. Booklets available in these languages: English, German, Russian, French, Polish, Dutch.

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 6.-30. 6. tue–fri 10.00 – 16.00
1. 6.-30. 6. sat–sun 10.00 – 17.00
1. 7.-31. 8. tue–sun 9.30 – 17.00
1. 9.-30. 9. tue–fri 10.00 – 15.00
1. 9.-30. 9. sat–sun 10.00 – 16.00
1. 10.-25. 10. sat–sun 10.00 – 15.00
26. 10.-3. 11. mon–sun 10.00 – 15.00
4. 11.-31. 12. closed

Admission

Guided tour in Czech, foreign language booklet free
  • Adults 25 up to 64 years 220 Kč
  • Seniors 65+ 180 Kč
  • Youth 18 up to 24 years 180 Kč
  • Persons with disabilities with valid identification card/certificate 180 Kč
  • Children 6 up to 17 years 70 Kč
  • Children under 5 years free
  • Person accompanying a disabled person free
  • Person accompanying a school group of 15 pupils/students free
  • Guide accompanying a group of at least 15 persons free
  • "MK ČR" card * free
  • ICOMOS card * free
  • Seasonal NPÚ ticket free
  • Single NPÚ tickets free
  • NPÚ card free
  • "Náš člověk" card * free
  • * Valid only for one person (card holder)

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