The medieval castle on a prominent rock promontory, surrounded on three sides by the Ohří River, is the heart of the picturesque town. Thanks to the 26 m high castle tower, you can see everything from a bird’s eye view, including the square with the Baroque column of the Holy Trinity, the historic town houses and the remains of the walls.

The fortified town of Loket with its castle was called by many ” the key to the Czech Kingdom “. In the Middle Ages, it was said that whoever conquers Loket conquers the whole of Bohemia . The father of the country, Charles IV, included Loket alongside Karlštejn among the estates that must never be alienated from the Czech crown. However, the local castle was one of the strongest places in Europe, and even great warriors did not get beyond its walls.

Loket Castle is imbued with history , fans of mysterious stories and mysteries will find something to their liking here, especially in the exposition of suffering law , or torture. Tortious law , or the way to extract a confession from the accused, had several stages. Intimidation with words (territio verbalis) belonged to the mildest, then to the most terribletorture with instruments of torture . A number of torture methods are colorfully described in the book Malleus Maleficarum, or Witch’s Hammer, published by the Catholic Inquisition. Life-size moving mannequins demonstrate several methods of torture along with a nerve-wracking soundtrack. In 2015 , the exhibition was expanded , with two new dungeons in two rooms next to the rotunda.

On the ground floor of Hejtmanské dom , on the other hand, you can see a fabulously delicate exhibition of porcelain from the production of nearby factories, some of which unfortunately no longer exist. Old toothpicks, toothpick stands in the shape of characters, porcelain doll heads, art deco sculptures, decorations from old sketch books and, of course, utilitarian porcelain. A significant part of the exhibition is also made up of old spa boxes.

The rotunda building and part of the wing of the Lower Bastion were newly reconstructed and incorporated into the guide circuit, which was expanded thanks to the use of the walkway between the Margrave and the wing of the Lower Bastion. The reconstructed section includes a corridor, the bastion’s own space and an adjacent room and rotunda.

The mysterious atmosphere of the medieval citywith legends about the Lord of the Rocks and the cursed meteorite , which has been kept here since the 15th century, already in the past attracted romantic poets such as JW Goethe .


Loket Castle
Zámecká 67
357 33 Loket

Tel.: +420 352 684 648

GPS: 50.187019 12.753759

Region: Karlovy Vary Region
Region: West Bohemian Spa
City: Elbow

Opening hours

January – March
1.1. – 31.3.
Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 16:00

April – July
1.4. – 31.7.
Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 17:00

1.8. – 31.8.
Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 18:30

September – October
1.9. – 31.10.
Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 17:00

November – December
1.11. – 31.12.
Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 16:00

Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.


  • Price: 150 CZK
  • Reduced price:  120 CZK
  • Family entrance fee:  CZK 380

Entrance fee to the castle with a guide.


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