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This imposing 13th-century castle first served as a fortress and then as a prison for common criminals and opponents of the Hapsburg monarchy.
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Shpilberk 210/1, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
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+420 542 123 611
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 January 2006

Spilberk Castle looms above Brno in a most impressive way. It has been a residence, fortress, prison and now tourist attraction. It has done all of these tasks well. The walk up to the castle entrance can be strenuous. The surrounding park is impressive and...More

16  Thank 1oldtraveler
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

As you enter the castle you quickly begin to realise that the people working here are both haunted and possessed. They stare at you gormlessly and follow you around the castle as if you are about to steal every artefact. They stand by the side...More

3  Thank Joe S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My cousin who lives in Brno took us here for a visit and it was amazing. The view from the top was incredible and the castle admission was very reasonably priced. I would visit here again in a heartbeat.

Thank Liam C
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Špilberk je místo, které nesmíte při návštěvě Brna minout. Je jedno jestli na procházku, nebo i na prohlídku. Krásný výhled na Brno. Spilberk is the Place you can`t miss during your stay in Brno. Doesn`t matter if you will t see exhibition or just to...More

Thank Marek Š
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Místo, které nesmíte při návštěvě Brna minout. Je jedno jestli na procházku, nebo i na prohlídku. Krásný výhled na Brno. Place you can`t miss during your stay in Brno. Doesn`t matter if you will t see exhibition or just to walk around. Very nice Brno`s...More

Thank Marek Š
Reviewed 2 October 2018

an easy walk from the center, Very interesting to visit for the history and the top floor had a fantastic art exhibit.

Thank 705barb
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I had a few minor complaints, but overall it was enjoyable and a positive experience. Might I suggest you do your homework before arrival, like visit the website to find out exactly what you want to see and the associated costs. I made the mistake...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 22 September 2018

From the old town square, it is a good 15 to 20 minutes walk, a lot of it uphill, to reach the castle. When you get there, you can chose one or both of the tours offered. None of the tours are accompanied by a...More

Thank Irene A
Reviewed 12 September 2018

There are several things to do here besides just enjoying the walk up and down through the surrounding hillside park. You can opt for tickets to see different parts of the old buildings, including the old barracks cum prison underground, climbing the bell tower for...More

Thank JapanTeacher
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

It is quite ordinary castle, we were on some small exhibition there and it was nice. If you have time in Brno you must visit this, but do not expect too much.

Thank Zbyněk Z
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Spilberk Castle has a lot of history and a lot of it is really interesting. From a castle to a Nazi prison it is all really interesting. Brno doesn’t have a lot of tourists so when I went the castle was practically empty. There was...More

Thank Jairo R
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The caffees on the top serve low quality food and drinks. The castle is more of an observation spot than a sight. Not much to see. Just a nice view on the old city center.

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Gary H
16 June 2018|
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Response from UGM_BRNO | Reviewed this property |
Hi, from my personal experience the very best spots are 1/ Mendel square (near the stops of trams No 6 and 5) and 2/ the fair ground (close to the pavillonA). From both places you can admire the castle and the fireworks in... More
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