specific visitors mode due to ongoing reconstruction project
Important information for the visistors in season 2018
In 2018 the Vimperk castle entered the reconstruction project IROP: Horní zámek Vimperk (Winterberg). The works will last until the end of 2020 and for their duration the tours and cultural events will be substantially limited.
In 2018 the castle tours will be limited on the period from July to September and only the tour Lower Castle will be opened for visitors.
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In 2018 the castle will be opened for visitors from July to September.
Opening hours in July and August:
Tue – Sun 10:00 – 16:00
The beginnings of the tour: 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30, 15:15, 16:00.
Opening hours in September:
Mon – Fri closed
Sat, Sun and bank holiday 10:00 – 16:00
The beginnings of the tour:
1st and 2nd September: 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30, 15:15, 16:00.
8th September: 10:00 a 16:00 (the tours are limited due to wedding ceremonies).
9th September 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00.
15th and 16th September: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00.
22nd and 23rd September: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00.
28th – 30th September: 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30, 15:15, 16:00.
During the time of a reconstruction (2018 – 2020) the tourist services will be in a provisional mode and they will take several limitations - see below. The castle administration apologizes for the limitations and inconveniences, but they are an inevitable cost for the possibility at least partially see the castle during the reconstruction.
There will be no toilet with running water available at the castle during the reconstruction. Please use the portable toilets on the parking lot in front of the castle, which will be placed there from July to the end of September 2018.
The castle will be opened without a ticket office. The entrance fee will be collected by the guide before the tour begins. Therefore the payment can be made only in cash. Only Czech crowns will be accepted!
No souvenirs will be sold at the castle during the time of a reconstruction. If you are interested in buying postcards and other souvenirs, we recommend you to visit the tourist office located on the main square in the city centre.
Entrance to the castle courtyards
The castle courtyards will be closed for a safety reasons. The only possibility to enter the castle is with a guide on a guided tour.
Key2Sights or Klíč k památkám is a special loyalty bonus for visitors of a certain Czech sights and monuments. On any of the sights held by the National Heritage Institute (and many others) you can ask for you "loyalty card" and collect the entrances. After visiting five of the sights included in the program in one year, you can visit the sixth sight for free.
If visiting the Vimperk castle, please take into consideration that there will be certain limitations for the program. The castle will not offer new cards and there will not be a possibility to use your card to get the sixth entrance for free. However we will be able to register on your card your second to fifth entrance.
In 2018 the National Heritage Institute introduces the new collection of entrance tickets, complemented by the Collectors Diary. Until the renewal of full tourist services in 2021, the Vimperk castle will offer neither the tickets, nor the diary.
The guided tours are only in Czech. Because of operating reasons there is no English text or translation available until 2021! We are sorry for the inconvenience.
If you are organizing a trip of a larger group and you are interested in tour with an English speaking guide, please contact the castle administration. We will try to find a solution for you. Nevertheless it may happen that because of the ongoing reconstruction we will not be able to offer you any service in English or other foreign languages.