Upper Castle

Renaissance in Šumava mountains

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.

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 9.-30. 9. tue–sun 10.00 – 16.00
1. 10.-31. 10. fri–sun 10.00 – 16.00

Group The time (e.g. 10.00-16.00) indicates the departure of the first and last tour of that day. <br>In <b>September</b>, tours start at every full hour.

Admission

  • Category Price
  • <b>Regular</b> 180 CZK
  • <b>Reduced</b> (youth 18–25 years old, seniors older than 65 years) 140 CZK
  • <b>Children 6–17 years</b> 70 CZK
  • <b>Children 0–5 years</b> 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.

Other tours

Read the castle like an open book

this tour is not available today

4F17A2ED-8B52-4F67-8D80-EE0130BE50BE 110 CZK (full admission)

71B5B7E7-ACEA-4214-84EB-20FF073CEC43 duration 45 minutes

94D4AB38-6EA4-4B19-9C7F-17B845D49188 max. 20 people

Group reservation needed for groups only

More information

Vimperk from eighteen different angles

this tour is available today 10.00 – 16.00

4F17A2ED-8B52-4F67-8D80-EE0130BE50BE 120 CZK (full admission)

94D4AB38-6EA4-4B19-9C7F-17B845D49188 unlimited

Group reservation needed for groups only

More information

For true history lovers, there is a tour focused on the period when Vimperk was the castle guarding the Golden Path.

this tour is not available today

4F17A2ED-8B52-4F67-8D80-EE0130BE50BE 210 CZK (full admission)

71B5B7E7-ACEA-4214-84EB-20FF073CEC43 duration 60 minutes

94D4AB38-6EA4-4B19-9C7F-17B845D49188 max. 15 people

Group reservation needed for groups only

More information

At a time when the castles are usually asleep, the most interesting places of the Upper Castle and Middle Ages summer tours are ready to be visited.

this tour is not available today

4F17A2ED-8B52-4F67-8D80-EE0130BE50BE 180 CZK (full admission)

71B5B7E7-ACEA-4214-84EB-20FF073CEC43 duration 45 minutes

94D4AB38-6EA4-4B19-9C7F-17B845D49188 max. 15 people

Group reservation needed for groups only

More information