Střekov Castle

Built in 1316 and perched above the Elbe River, this Gothic fortress-like ruin remains one of North Bohemia’s most visited cultural monuments. Goethe declared its spectacular vistas as some of the most beautiful in Central Europe. 

Opening Hours
September &  May | Tuesday–Sunday: 9:30–16:30.
June–August | Tuesday–Sunday: 9:30–17:30
March–April & October | Wednesday–Sunday: 10:30–16:30  

On Monday, September 28th the castle will be open.

Tours 

Explore the fortress ruins with its still-intact Knights’ Hall and cylindrical Gothic tower. Tour the historical exhibition that includes reproductions of guns and knights' armor, drawings and pictures of the property, as well as a scale wooden model of the Castle complex.


Built over

700 Years Ago

A landmark of European romanticism

Breathtaking vistas overlooking the Elbe river


History

The gothic ruins of the fortress-like Střekov Castle was built in 1316 for John of Luxemburg by his royal architect and engineer, Pešek of Veitmile. It originally guarded the important trade route to Germany. After 1479, the family Glacs´of Starý Dvůr acquired the Castle, repaired the fortifications and built two houses next to the smaller tower and eastern wall.

Restaurants

There are two restaurants at Střekov Castle; Kovárna and Wágnerka. Kovárna restaurant is housed within the original blacksmith's workshop of the castle located at the entrance gate. You can also dine at the top of the Castle with a beautiful panoramic view at Wágnerka restaurant.

Festivals

Throughout the year, Střekov Castle plays host to many special events and festivals, most popular of which are the annual music and wine festivals.

Contact

Address

Na Zacházce 844
400 03 Ústí n. L.
Czech Republic