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Valdštejn Castle

Bohemian Paradise

Kadeřavec 18
Turnov, 511 22

GSM:+420 739 014 104
+420 733 565 254
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Valštejn Castle is situated at the western edge of the Hruboskalsko rock formation. It was founded in the mid 13th century by the noble family of Markvartice, whose later successor was Albrecht of Valdštejn, the famous military leader.

The castle was deserted in the 16th century. In the Baroque period it was a popular pilgrimage destination.

The premises have distinctive Romantic style features as well (19th century). There is an extremely valuable access bridge built of stone, decorated with Baroque sculptures. Another rarity is the Chapel of St John of Nepomuk with a portrait of John the Baptist.

Valdštejn Castle is the venue of regular cultural events, such as concerts, fencing shows, traditional fairs, theatre performances, etc.

Attraction: the painting by František Mašek, allegedly the only real portrait of Karel Hynek Mácha, the famous Czech romantic poet.

Guided tour in Czech, printed guide in other languages available.

Opening hours

April Sa - Su 10:00 - 16:30
May Tu - Su 9:30 - 16:30
June - August Mo - Su 9:00 - 17:30
September Mo - Su 9:30 - 16:30
October Sa - Su 10:00 - 16:30

Entrance fee

Full entrance fee:90,00 CZK
Discount entrance fee:60,00 CZK
Family entrance fee:250,00 CZK Max. 2 adults and 3 children
Children:60,00 CZK children up to the age of 15 years
Children:10,00 CZK children up to the age of 6 years
Students:60,00 CZK
Senior citizens:60,00 CZK
Full entrance fee:110,00 CZK
Discount entrance fee:70,00 CZK
Family entrance fee:300,00 CZK Max. 2 adults and 3 children
Children:70,00 CZK children up to the age of 15 years
Children:10,00 CZK children up to the age of 6 years
Students:70,00 CZK
Senior citizens:70,00 CZK
Foreign language commentary:50,00 CZK
Tours outside of opening hour:50,00 CZK
Valdštejn, author: Ondřej Holas

Texts in foreign language: English, German, Polish, Russian, French, Italian Services and facilities: Parking, Parking for buses, Refreshments, Disabled access, Dogs allowed Castles and Castle Ruins: Castles

Valdštejn, author: Jakub Podobský
Valdštejn, author: Pavel Charousek
Valdštejn, author: Jakub Podobský
Hrad Valdštejn - Kaple sv. Jana Nepomuckého, author: Archiv TPCR
Hrad Valdštejn, author: Bohumil Jakoubě
Hrad Valdštejn - Romantický palác, author: Ing. Pavla Bičíková
Hrad Valdštejn, author: Pavla Bičíková


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