Špilberk Castle is a castle situated in Brno, Czech Republic. The castle was originally built as a royal castle in the 13th century and became the seat of the Moravian margraves in the mid 14th century before becoming a giant baroque fortress that was one of the harshest prisons in the Austro-Hungarian empire. The castle has also served as a barracks. The castle currently serves as the home of the Brno City Museum. The castle is situated on top of a hilltop and is recognisable as it is a bright building with a white wall exterior.
The castle is situated in the centre of Brno. It is a 5-minute walk away from the main transport hub which is served by trains and buses.
Opening Times and Admission
The castle is open to the public six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday 9am-5pm; with Monday being a weekly day of closure. Admission to the castle and its museum costs 90CZK.