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Český Šternberk Castle

Český Šternberk is exceptional for several reasons. One of them is the contrast of its exterior with the interior furnishings – the stark Gothic building conceals ornate chateau interiors. Another reason is its ownership – the mansion has been the property of the descendants of the castle founder Zdeslav, the first lord of Šternberk, for almost eight centuries.

Zdeslav’s medieval Early Gothic mansion was built between 1241 and 1242. More distinct structural modifications – in the Late Gothic style – and the improvement of the defensive system were done many years later. Another large reconstruction in the Early Baroque style was done in the 1660s. It was necessary to transform the uncomfortable chambers into more comfortable and decorative salons that would correspond with the taste and demands of the period. However, the renovation did not affect the exterior, thus preserving the medieval character of the castle. Český Šternberk has a unique lookout point – you can see the surrounding countryside from the “dungeon”! That is what they call the bastion that was a part of the sophisticated fortifying system built at the turn of the 16th century. At present, the castle belongs to the twentieth generation of its founder’s descendants.

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Phone:+420 317 855 101
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Opening hours

April Sa - Su 9:00 - 17:00
May Tu - Su 9:00 - 17:00
June Tu - Fr 9:00 - 17:00
Sa - Su 9:00 - 18:00
July - August Tu - Su 9:00 - 18:00
September Tu - Su 9:00 - 17:00
October Sa - Su 9:00 - 17:00

Entrance fee

Visit in a foreign language English, German, Russian, French 50 min.
Full entrance fee:150,00 Kč
Discount entrance fee:100,00 Kč
Family entrance fee:400,00 Kč
Children's tickets:100,00 Kč for children up to 15 years
Student admission:100,00 Kč
Senior admission:100,00 Kč for persons over 60 years

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