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Cesky Sternberk Castle
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We would like to invite you to take a tour of the castle, during which you can visit 15 richly appointed rooms furnished in the style of various historical periods, meet important members of the Sternberg family and catch a glimpse of their way of life. You can also learn about the unique Sternberk collection of copper engravings from the Thirty Years' War, which is one of the largest monothematic collections of engravings in Europe.
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We got a private tour for just the GFriend and I, so cheap for such an excellent tour, plus you can take photos..
Also the owners live there, and it’s been in the family for over 800 years, they were always generous to the surrounding towns, helping them out..
Been to a lot of castles, this is a MUST

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We visited one Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately the roadwork's on the D1 meant a long detour compared to how long it should have taken but very quiet on the long winding country roads to get to the Palace once off the motorway.

Parking is across the road for a small fee and then a short work across the road and up a small hill. (Although there were a few cars parked at the top but not sure if that was staff only)

Once in the small courtyard you have a snack bar with tables and chairs outside, a restaurant and a gift shop where you purchase your tickets.

We didn't eat there but was standard Czech fare with normal sort of prices. The kids had a hotdog and ice cream, Prices and quality the same as everywhere else.

Entrance fee to get into the palace was cheaper than some of the others and the tour lasts about one hour and is guided in Czech but as I was the only non Czech speaker in our family I was given a laminated guide booklet with information about the tour as we would go through it. (I believe you can have the tour in other languages but that would depend on the tour size ect)

Also from this courtyard you have a beautiful view of the gardens, River, hotel in the village and the small train station.

Once the tour started we went through many rooms of interest. All furnished in original furniture belonging to the property as well as paintings of the ancestral family.

The tour guide was very knowledgeable (according to my wife ;) and the guide certain told a lot more information than on the booklet I had but we had plenty of time in each room to look around.

My favorite room was the gun room and as it wasn't too long and didn't involve too much walking my kids managed to stay interested.

Worth a visit if you want to see a smaller palace/castle and not too far from Prague (D1 road works permitting).

Outside the building you can walk around up the other side of the property and visit some smaller dungeon like stone structure which also had a great view and something the kids enjoyed exploring more than the castle. a small entrance fee is charged here but worth seeing when your there.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jay h
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We drove to see this great castle with my family and had the most wonderful visit. There is a paid parking area 250 m. from the main entrance, short walk up a hill. Our guide was a young lady that did not overwhelmed us by dates and too much history, but made this tour fun by citing many personal stories of the resident family. The castle was built in 1241 and from there it underwent many improvements and reconstructions. When it was "nationalized" by the Communist government in 1949, the family had to move to a small flat in Prague and Jiří Sternberk, the owner, worked as a tour guide in his own property! After the fall of Communism Český Šternberk castle was returned to Jiří's son, the count Zdeněk Sternberg, the current owner of the castle, who still lives there with his wife. The tour takes place on the second floor of the castle, the owner lives on the first floor. After the tour we had delicious coffee and pastries in the courtyard.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

You can get here by car or by train from Prague. We visited with cars so not sure how long the journey takes.
During the summer there are guided tours quite often as a lot of people are visiting, 1 nearly every 30 minutes. I think you can also get a tour in a different language.
The tour takes 45-60 minutes.
The most amazing thing is that the Sternebergs still live there. The owner is now 93 years old. It has a huge history and also the view from the top is amazing.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank pdancsok
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Very beautiful castle near Prague that you can easily reach with train or bus. The castle offers guided tours also in foreign languages except Czech. The tour was really nice, the guide was polite and friendly :) I was quite surprised with the prices and good quality of the café at the castle.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Simona J
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