Kokořín Castle is located on a promontory of sandstone rock above the Kokořín Mine, north of the village of the same name, in the middle of a protected landscape area. According to legend, robber knights lived here, led by Petrovský from Petrovice, who were the terror of the whole area.

The castle on the spur of the sandstone rock above the Kokořín mine was probably built in the middle of the 14th century by Hynek Berka from Dubé. During the following centuries, a number of prominent nobles and noble families changed their owners, who did not maintain the residence very much, moreover, after the Thirty Years’ War, Emperor Ferdinand included Kokořín among the ” cursed” castles , which were no longer allowed to be repaired. In 1895, the castle became famous thanks to the Club of Czech Tourists. He presented it to the public as a model at the Ethnographic Exhibition in Prague and at the same time was responsible for making it partially available. When Václav Špaček

bought the Kokořín estate in 1896, only stone ruins with a dilapidated tower remained from the former medieval castle. After 1950, on the basis of land reform laws, the castle passed into the possession of the state, today it is once again the property of the Špačk family. According to legends, the derelict castle became a den of robber knights led by Petrovský from Petrovice, who were the terror of the whole area. During the reconstruction of the castle at the beginning of the 20th century, twenty-two human skeletons were found in the cellar under the tower . According to one theory, the skeletons belong to people who were abducted by the bandits and demanded a ransom for them, according to the second version, they are the robbers themselves, walled up deep in the castle cellar for punishment.

Between 1911 and 1918, the new owners had Kokořín, including the interiors , restored in a romantic spirit, with the help of leading historians A. Sedláček, Z. Winter, Č. Zíbrt and E. Sochor. It was one of the last romantic reconstructions in Bohemia. The castle is also open in winter by prior arrangement.


Kokořín Castle
277 23 Kokořín

Tel.: +420 315 695 064



Region: Central Bohemian Region
Region: Mělnicko – Kokořínsko
City: Kokořín
Tips for a trip: Kokořín and surroundings

Opening hours

1.4. – 30.4.
Monday – Friday CLOSED
Saturday Sunday 09:00 – 16:00

1.5. – 31.5.
Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 – 16:00

June – August
1.6. – 31.8.
Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 – 17:00

1.9. – 30.9.
Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 – 16:00

1.10. – 31.10.
Monday – Friday CLOSED
Saturday Sunday 09:00 – 16:00

Outside opening hours, it is possible to arrange a tour with the castle administration for a minimum of ten people. You have to arrange everything in advance. The last tour always starts at the specified closing time. Dogs have free entry to the castle and can accompany you on the tour.


Price:  100 CZK

Reduced price:  70 CZK

Family entrance fee:  CZK 280


1-3 hours


  1. Kokořín Castle is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to the Czech Republic. Its stunning architecture, rich history, and location amidst natural beauty make it a popular tourist attraction in the region. The castle’s additional features, such as exhibitions and outdoor activities, offer visitors a chance to learn about the region’s culture, history, and natural beauty.

    Pros and Cons:

    Stunning architecture
    Rich history
    Location amidst natural beauty
    Breathtaking views
    Outdoor activities, such as hiking and cycling
    Additional features, such as exhibitions and events

    Limited parking
    Some areas may be closed for renovations or maintenance

  2. Kokořín Castle is a medieval castle that was built in the 14th century by the noble family of Kokořín. The castle is situated in the Kokořínsko natural park, surrounded by beautiful forests and sandstone rocks. The castle is a popular destination for tourists, who come to explore its rich history and stunning architecture.


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