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.

Rooms on view:

  • Red Bastion
  • Entrance Hall
  • Banqueting Hall
  • The 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. 1.-27. 3. closed
28. 3.-1. 4. mon, thu, fri, sat, sun 10.00 – 15.00
2. 4.-30. 4. sat–sun 10.00 – 15.00
18. 4. thu 12.00 – 16.00
1. 5.-31. 5. tue–fri 10.00 – 15.00
1. 5.-31. 5. sat–sun 10.00 – 16.00
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. thu–fri 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)

Other tours

The second tour introduces the administrative rooms of the castle, i.e. areas which were designated for the attendants: the inner yard, the cellars, the guardroom, the burgrave’s office and the Black Kitchen.

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71B5B7E7-ACEA-4214-84EB-20FF073CEC43 duration 40 minutes

94D4AB38-6EA4-4B19-9C7F-17B845D49188 max. 15 people

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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 unconvenient shoes.

this tour is not available today

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71B5B7E7-ACEA-4214-84EB-20FF073CEC43 duration 40 minutes

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

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Enjoy rowing on the water moat and discover the late medieval castle from another view. Via this extraordinary tour and experience you'll discover interesting details concerning the defence of the Švihov castle. Two boats are available, each with a capacity of 3 persons, maximum load 280 kg. Rental of boats is not possible in adverse weather...

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71B5B7E7-ACEA-4214-84EB-20FF073CEC43 duration 30 minutes

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

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Visit on your own the exposition in White Bastion. It is dedicated to the famous Czech film 'Three Nuts for Cinderella'. This version of fairytale about Cinderella was made into a film 50 years ago and it was shot in the courtyard at Švihov castle. This tour is convenient for families, children or for the movie lovers. You can see some old photos...

this tour is not available today

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71B5B7E7-ACEA-4214-84EB-20FF073CEC43 duration 30 minutes

94D4AB38-6EA4-4B19-9C7F-17B845D49188 unlimited

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