The Castle – life in late medieval castle (basic tour)

The first tour introduces the historical and architectural development of Švihov Castle, presenting its ceremonial rooms, which show the life of the nobility at a noble residence in the 16th century. The tour begins in the Red bastion, continues through the Entrance hall to the Banquet hall and the Bedchamber of the Lady, then to the Castle´s chapel, Dance hall and finishes in the Armoury with an exposition of numerous kinds of firearms and cold weapons.

Logo prohlídkového okruhu HRAD

Rooms on view:

  • Red Bastion
  • Entrance Hall
  • Banquet Hall
  • The Lady's Chamber
  • Chapel of the Assumption of Virgin Mary
  • Dance Hall
  • Armoury

On tours in Czech booklets in following languages available: ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH, RUSSIAN, POLISH, DUTCH.

Basic information

  • duration 50 minutes
  • max. 30 people

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 1.–31. 3. closed
1. 4.–30. 4. Sat–Sun 10.00–15.00
1. 4.–13. 4. Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 10.00–15.00
1. 5.–31. 5. Tue–Fri 10.00–15.00
1. 5.–31. 5. Sat–Sun 10.00–16.00
1. 6.–30. 6. Tue–Fri 10.00–16.00
1. 6.–30. 6. Sat–Sun 10.00–17.00
6. 7. Mon 10.00–17.00
1. 7.–31. 8. Tue–Sun 9.30–17.00
1. 9.–30. 9. Tue–Fri 10.00–15.00
1. 9.–30. 9. Sat–Sun 10.00–16.00
28. 9. Mon 10.00–16.00
1. 10.–31. 10. Sat–Sun 10.00–15.00
27. 10.–1. 11. Tue–Sun 10.00–15.00
2. 11.–26. 12. closed
27. 12.–30. 12. Mon–Sun 10.00–14.00
31. 12. (Thu) closed

Admission

Czech guide tour

  • Full 150 CZK
  • Children 0-6 years free
  • Youth 6-18 years 110 CZK
  • Family (2 full + 1-3 kids up to 15 years) 400 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 110 CZK
  • ISIC or EYCA Cards 110 CZK
  • ZTP, ZTP/P Cards free
  • ZTP/P Guide free
  • ICOMOS Card, National Museum and Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic Cards free
  • Journalist with press accreditation free
  • Free single or family NPÚ tickets free
  • Group with reservation over 15 adults 130 CZK/p
  • Group ICOMOS, ZTP, ZTP/P, NM and MK with reservation 20 CZK/p
  • Foreign language booklet free

School group admission

  • Pre-school (30 minut) 20 CZK/p
  • Elementary school with worksheets (70 minut) 100 CZK/p

reservation not necessary