The Castle – life in late medieval castle (basic tour)

The first tour introduces the historical and architectural development of the Švihov Castle, presenting its ceremonial rooms, which show the life of the nobility at a noble residence in the 16th century. The tour begins in the Red Bastion, continues through the Entrance Hall to the Banqueting hall and the Lady’s Chamber, then to the Castle´s Chapel, Ballroom and finishes in the Armoury with an exposition of numerous kinds of firearms and cold weapons. Czech guide tour only. Booklet in foreign language available.

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Rooms on view:

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

Booklets in following languages available: ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH, RUSSIAN, POLISH, DUTCH.

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 10.-31. 12. closed

Admission

Czech guide tour, foreign language booklet free
  • Adults 25-64 years 180 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 140 CZK
  • Youth 18-24 years 140 CZK
  • Persons with disabilities with valid identification card/certificate 140 CZK
  • Children 6-17 years 70 CZK
  • Children 0-5 years free
  • Person accompanying a disabled person free
  • Person accompanying a school group of 15 pupils/students free
  • Tour guide accompanying a group of at least 15 persons free
  • Free single NPÚ tickets free
  • Free family NPÚ tickets free
  • NPÚ-card free
  • „Náš člověk“-card* free
  • National Museum-card* free
  • ICOMOS-card* free
  • Journalist with press accreditation* free
  • * Offer available for cardholder only

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The first tour introduces the historical and architectural development of the Švihov Castle, presenting its ceremonial rooms, which show the life of the nobility at a noble residence in the 16th century. The tour begins in the Red Bastion, continues through the Entrance Hall to the Banqueting hall and the Lady’s Chamber, then to the Castle´s...

this tour is available today 10.00 – 15.00

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this tour is available today 10.00 – 15.00

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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...

this tour is available today 10.00 – 15.00

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94D4AB38-6EA4-4B19-9C7F-17B845D49188 max. 10 people

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The exhibition tour dedicated to Cinderella, who lived at the Švihov Castle in the Czech film Three Nuts for Cinderella. The tour is individual. The exhibition is located in the White Bastion, which has a separate entrance directly from the large castle courtyard.

this tour is available today 10.30 – 15.00

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94D4AB38-6EA4-4B19-9C7F-17B845D49188 max. 30 people

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