The majestic Střekov rises on a black rock, rising from the surface of the Elbe to a height of one hundred meters. On rainy nights, it is said that the ghost of the young daughter of the castle lord, who once took a deep jump and bid farewell to her life, crawls along the cliff.

Střekov Castle is one of the most prominent landmarks in Ústí nad Labem and the Elbe Valley. It ends on the top of a massive bell rock, high above the Elbe river . Its distinctive location and romantic appearance inspired a number of world, Czech and regional artists.

The first mention of the castle dates back to 1319 , when the Czech king John of Luxembourg decided to build a guard station over the Elbe river, which would ensure the safety of Elbe navigation and fulfill the function of a customs office. He asked a certain Pawn from Veitmile for it. Although the castle was a royal property, the king left the direct management of the castle to the nobles who had the castle in use. A number of nobles took turns in possession of the castle, some of them fought armed conflicts over it. At the end of the 16th century, the noble Lobkowicz family became its owner . Střekov Castle suffered heavy blows during the wars of the 17th and 18th centuries. It came to life only in the 19th century in the period of romanticism and with the development of tourism . An excursion restaurant was established there , and a number of important personalities honored the castle with their visit.

For example, music composer Richard Wagner, who was looking for a muse in the romantic nooks and crannies of the ancient ruins, wrapped himself in a sheet here and looked down into the valley at the sprawling Ústí. Finally, he composed a poem, which later became the basis for the libretto of the well-known opera Tannhäuser. However, he was not the only artist who sought and found inspiration here. Střekov charmed Karl Hynek Mach , Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Karl May . A single visit is enough and the castle will get under your skin.

Preserved stone walls are alternated with demolished fortifications, which only give an outline of how majestic this structure, built to protect the Elbe trade route , once was. Tourists will appreciate the excellent food in the local Gothic restaurant and terrace withview of the picturesque hills of the Český středohoří .


Střekov Castle
Na Zacházka 844
400 03 Ústí nad Labem-Strěkov

Tel.: +420 731 533 156

Tel.: +420 475 530 682


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WWW: www.lobkowicz.c

GPS: 50.639418 14.050485

Region: Usti Region
Region: Bohemian Central Highlands
Tips for a trip: Ústí nad Labem-Střekov and surroundings

Opening hours

March – April
24.3. – 30.4.
Monday Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday – Sunday 10:30 – 17:00

1.5. – 31.5.
Tuesday – Sunday 09:30 – 17:00

June – August
1.6. – 31.8.
Tuesday – Sunday 09:30 – 18:00

1.9. – 30.9.
Tuesday – Sunday 09:30 – 17:00

1.10. – 31.10.
Monday Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday – Sunday 10:30 – 17:00

The box office closes 30 minutes before the end of opening hours.


  • Price:  120 CZK
  • Reduced price:  100 CZK
  • Family entrance fee:  250 CZK

Ticket for all four locations* Adult: 390 CZK / Family: 890 CZK


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