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Kunětická hora - castle

533 52 Staré Hradiště

Archaeological research dates the original construction to the mid-14th century. The greatest reconstruction was undertaken by the Pernštein family in the years 1491-1548, which resulted in the creation of a massive double-towered castle with an ingenious fortification system. At the end of the Thirty Years War the castle was severely damaged by Swedish troops. Partial reconstruction of the castle didn’t occur until the 1920’s; the work was designed by D. Jurkoviče and continued after the conclusion of the Second World War. With a little bit of luck visitors can see all the way to the ridge of the Krkonoše Mts. from this dominant landmark in the Pardubice area.

Telephone: +420 466 415 428
Web: https://www.hrad-kunetickahor...
GPS: 50°4'49.54"N 15°48'43.76"E
287 m above sea level

Services in the building:



Category castle, chapel, memorial plaque, sight-seeing location
Certificates and memberships Tourist stamp
National cultural monument
Style Gothic (70%), Renaissance (15%), traditional architecture of the interwar period (15%)
Services archery range (bow/crossbow), demonstration of crafts, event planning and hosting, horse-drawn carriage ride, night-time walking tours, Occasional concerts, sale of novelties and souvenirs, sale of specialised literature, sale of tourist cards, sale of tourist stamps, snacks, space available for rent, WC, weddings and other celebrations
Staff languages Czech
Accepted forms of payment Czech korunas in cash
Films, which were shot here

Tours / exhibitions

Opening hours
(GMT +1)
  • April, October Sa, Su, state and other holidays (non-working days) 10:00-16:00 (available to order independently or with guide)
  • May-August except Mo 9:30-17:30 (available to order independently or with guide)
  • September Sa, Su, state and other holidays (non-working days) 10:00-17:00 (available to order independently or with guide)
  • April, September, October Tu-Fr all day (only to order)

Before visiting the building we recommend checking the current opening hours on the building's website or by contacting the operator by telephone.

closed Now closed according to business hours
I. - Castle palace with a tower
Description Castle grounds, palace buildings, knights' hall, dungeoun, palace vault with exhibition of archaeological discoveries. Exposition of Parfors Hunt, Crime and Punishment in Czech History, Historical Postcards of Kunětické Hory. Cylindrical tower with observatory, Chapel of St. Catherine with late Gothic dome.
Opening hours
(GMT +1)
Last tour before closing: 50 min.
Sightseeing time: 50 min.
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech), printed guide (English, German, Polish, Russian), descriptions (Czech)
Audio guide Czech, English
Exhibition specialization archaeology, architecture / urbanism, contemporary creative arts, fish farming / fishing, forestry / gamekeeping / hunting / trophies, geology / mineralogy / precious stones, historical postcards, hussites, judicial system / criminality / prisons / torture, medieval history, military / weapons / fortification, non-professional art / amateur artwork / children’s drawings, paintings / drawings / graphic design, photography, postcards
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide 5/50
II. - Castle chapel
Opening hours
(GMT +1)
Last tour before closing: 10 min.
Sightseeing time: 10 min.
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech)
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide 5/50


Distance from parking lot 700 m
  • capacity personal: price: 30 CZK / day
Bus/tram stop 800 m
The nearest train stations
Nearest bus stop
The nearest airport
  • Pardubice (9 km)
  • Mnichovo Hradiště (77 km)
  • Václav Havel Aiport (111 km)

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