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Loket Castle (Hrad Loket)
Loket Castle (Hrad Loket)

Loket Castle (Hrad Loket) Tours and Tickets

The austere towers and battlements of 12th-century Gothic Loket Castle (Hrad Loket) stands on a granite headland over a bend in the River Ohře and dominates the Western Bohemian town of Loket close to the peat bogs, pine trees and birch forests of the Slavkov Forest Protected Landscape Area. Originally built as a defensive fortress to protect trade routes from Prague, the castle became the favorite royal retreat of King Charles IV of Bohemia, who came here in the mid 14th century to enjoy hunting in the surrounding forests. Later in its life, Loket was occupied by several noble Czech families and between 1822 and 1948 was used as a prison. Today tours of its imposing interior include the torture chambers in the dungeons, where some extremely graphic instruments of torture can be spotted.

In the course of the 19th century, the town of Loket became known for its porcelain factories and today the castle displays a porcelain collection of exceptional quality, including Art Deco vases and rare spa cups used when taking the waters at neighboring Karlovy Vary. Other exhibitions dotted around its maze of rooms, cellars and dungeons include archaeological finds from the area and fine, faded pastoral frescoes in the first-floor galleries. A small armory occupies sections of the Romanesque tower, where according to legend a friendly dragon has lurked for centuries.

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Private Tour: Karlovy Vary And Loket Castle Day Trip from Prague

Private Tour: Karlovy Vary And Loket Castle Day Trip from Prague

Explore spas and castles on this informative and entertaining 10-hour day trip from Prague to Karlovy Vary and the medieval Loket Castle. With your private guide by your side, stroll around pleasant Karlovy Vary (known as Carlsbad in German) and then visit bewitching Loket Castle before stopping by the famed Moser Glassworks.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$559.49
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Karlovy Vary tour from Prague

Karlovy Vary tour from Prague

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Karlovy Vary city is frequently mentioned in recommendations of places you should visit in the Czech Republic. You can visit this place with us. You can expect to be picked up in your acommodation in Prague. It takes approximately 2 hours to drive to Karlovy Vary. We will park close to city centre and will walk to the colonnade. Colonnade is basically the main street which is divided by a river. Karlovy Vary was built as a spa town and every building on the colonnade is either a beautiful hotel or a spa. There are 16 springs with mineral water that you can taste right on the colonnade. Bring your own cup or buy one on the street. It is very pleasant and relaxed walk. We will take you to furnicular and we will ride above the town to walk along some great lookout points. You will experience views that most visitors of the town simply do not have. We will walk back down to the city centre where we can have a lunch in one of many restaurants. After the lunch we drive back to Prague.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trip To Karlovy Vary And St.Maurus Reliquary With Food Tasting Lunch

Day Trip To Karlovy Vary And St.Maurus Reliquary With Food Tasting Lunch

IMPORTANT: WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE SOLO TRAVELERS FOR THIS TRIP! MINIMUM BOOKING ARE TWO PERSONS. After a journey of about two hours in a comfortable minibus with we will arrive in Karlovy Vary, one of the most visited Czech spa towns. Together we will visit the town centre, with its amazing spa buildings and the most powerful spring, Vřídlo, and also the museum of the Moser Glassworks, one of the most famous glass manufacturers in Europe, founded in 1857. After a three-course tasting lunch in a charming restaurant we will move on to the town and castle of Loket nad Ohří, a stunning little mediaeval place. Our next stop will be something special. Have you ever heard about the Reliquary of St. Maurus? This amazing religious artefact is exhibited in Bečov Castle, and after the Czech coronation jewels is the second most important historical item in the Czech Republic From November 1st to March 31st is Becov and Loket closed and replaced with the famous Becherovka liquere museum.
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  • 12 hours
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Best of the Slavkovský Forest

Best of the Slavkovský Forest

The Slavkovský Forest extends between the spa towns of Marianské Lazne and Karlovy Vary and is an area of exceptional natural beauty. It's also a part of the country few foreigners see and has preserved a lot of its authentic character. This tour shows you the best of the area, from fairy-tale medieval castles to nature reserves, mineral springs to weird-and-wonderful hilltop towers.
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  • 8 hours
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What are Loket Castle (Hrad Loket) hours of operation?
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Loket Castle (Hrad Loket) hours of operation: Open daily Nov–Mar 9am–4pm; Apr–June, Sept–Oct 9am–5pm; Jul–Aug 9am–6.30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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