The Tower – from ruin to cultural heritage

The third tour gives visitors an insight into the heritage renovation of the castle, showing them many preserved structural elements of the tower and unseen yet. The top floor provides an unexpected view of the town and the Úhlava river valley. Inaccessible for children under 6 years, for disabled people and for people in unsuitable shoes. Czech guide tour only. Booklet in foreign language available.

Logo prohlídkového okruhu VĚŽ

Rooms on view:

  • Passage
  • 1st floor (maintainance)
  • 2nd floor (preserved architectural elements)
  • 4th floor  (tower's construction)
  • 5th floor (defence & view)

No booklets in foreign languages available.

Views in summer and winter.

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 1.-31. 3. closed
1. 4.-30. 4. sat–sun 10.00 – 15.00
1. 5.-30. 6. tue–sun 10.00 – 15.00
1. 7.-31. 8. tue–sun 10.00 – 16.00
1. 9.-30. 9. tue–sun 10.00 – 15.00
1. 10.-31. 10. sat–sun 10.00 – 15.00
1. 11.-31. 12. closed

Admission

Czech guide tour, foreign language booklet free
  • Adults 25 up to 64 years 140 Kč
  • Seniors 65+ 110 Kč
  • Youth 18 up to 24 years 110 Kč
  • Persons with disabilities with valid identification card/certificate 110 Kč
  • Children 6 up to 17 years 40 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 * not available
  • ICOMOS card * not available
  • 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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