Upper Castle

Renaissance in Šumava mountains

Restored wooden ceiling in the north-east wing.

The story of the Novohradský from Kolovraty family on the background of the Thirty Years' War and the creation of a Renaissance castle in the cold Šumava.

Walk through the history of the castle from the 17th to the 20th century. You will learn, among other things, how it happened that a Renaissance castle was built in Šumava during the Thirty Years' War and how this castle was conquered just a few years after its creation. You will then follow the remarkable history of the castle up to the present day.

The tour passes through the parts of the Upper Chateau, restored in 2019–2021, so you can see, for example, the restored wooden ceiling from the first half of the 17th century, restored Renaissance paintings or two restored castle chapels.

The tour is possible only with a guide.

The guided tours are in Czech. Because of operating reasons there is no English text or translation available yet! We are sorry for the inconvenience.

For a possibility of a tour with an English speaking guide, please contact the castle administration.


Ideal for visitors interested in a guided tour.

Basic information

  • duration 45 minutes
  • max. 15 people

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 4.–30. 4. Fri–Sun 10.00–16.00
18. 4. Mon 10.00–16.00
1. 5.–30. 6. Tue–Sun 10.00–16.00
1. 7.–31. 8. Tue–Sun 10.00–16.30
1. 9.–30. 9. Tue–Sun 10.00–16.00
1. 10.–31. 10. Fri–Sun 10.00–16.00

The time (e.g. 10.00-16.00) indicates the departure of the first and last tour of that day.
May: tours are available every hour during opening hours.


  • Regular 180 CZK
  • Reduced (youth 18–25 years old, seniors older than 65 years) 140 CZK
  • Children 6–17 years 70 CZK
  • Children 0–5 years free
  • Teacher supervision (1 person per 15 children) free
  • Travel agency guide (1 person per group of min. 15 people) free
  • Journalist with press accreditation (at work) free
  • More detailed information about discounts will be provided at the ticket office or by phone.

reservation recommended