© Thinkstock Photos

Špilberk

A castle, where the Queen most likely felt a little sad …

She spent her time restlessly walking through corridors and nervously looking out of the window. True, she was the wife of the powerful Luxembourg, but what of it, when she had to live so far away from him and he visited her only sporadically… This is probably how Charles IV’s first wife Blanche of Valois felt during her stay in 1337-1340. Built in the 13th century, it immediately joined the ranks of important castles because court sessions and assembly meetings used to be held within its walls. After the departure of Blanche, the castle became the seat of the Margraves of Moravia of the House of Luxembourg. However, later its importance began to decline only to be revived again during the Thirty Years' War, when the castle played an important role in Brno resisting the siege of the Swedes. Afterwards, the castle was rebuilt into a Baroque stronghold. Standing next to the cannons deployed on its walls, you can imagine yourself defending it in times long passed.

Contact

hrad Špilberk
Hrad Špilberk, Špilberk 210/1, 662 24 Brno

Web: www.spilberk.cz
Tel: +420 542 123 611
GPS: 49.1944522, 16.5995939

Show detail

Close

Interakce s mapou Zavřít mapu

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. I understand

Sign-in

You are not registred yet?

Registration

Forgotten password

Conditions

Upon Registration, the User expresses his/her consent to processing of his/her e-mail address for registration and marketing purposes of the agency CzechTourism in accordance with Act No. 101/2000 Coll., on the protection of personal data. It may also be used for electronic sending of third-party commercial communications in accordance with Act No. 480/2004 Coll. The User also hereby affirms to have been acquainted with information regarding § 11 of Act No. 101/2000 Coll., on the protection of personal data, that all processing of personal data for purposes stated above is voluntary.

Registration

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Morbi porta arcu viverra lacus lobortis, tempor tincidunt magna imperdiet. Suspendisse facilisis pharetra velit, vel euismod libero porttitor in. Ut eleifend tellus nec est laoreet dictum. Aliquam pharetra, diam vel sagittis fringilla, est ex varius orci, luctus tristique turpis sem non mi. Nunc eu lectus at ex euismod pellentesque. Aenean justo libero, pellentesque vitae nisl vel.

Registration via facebook