Kunětická hora Castle

Czech name Hrad Kunětická hora
GPS 50°4'50"N 15°48'44"E (xx km)
287 m above sea level

Archaeological research dates the original construction to the mid-14th century. The greatest reconstruction was undertaken by the Pernštein family in the years 1491-1548, which resulted in the creation of a massive double-towered castle with an ingenious fortification system. At the end of the Thirty Years War the castle was severely damaged by Swedish troops. Partial reconstruction of the castle didn’t occur until the 1920’s; the work was designed by D. Jurkoviče and continued after the conclusion of the Second World War. With a little bit of luck visitors can see all the way to the ridge of the Krkonoše Mts. from this dominant landmark in the Pardubice area.

Category castle, chapel, sight-seeing location
Certificates and memberships National cultural monument, Tourist stamp
Style Gothic (70%), Renaissance (15%), traditional architecture of the interwar period (15%)
Services archery range (bow/crossbow), demonstration of crafts, event planning and hosting, horse-drawn carriage ride, night-time walking tours, Occasional concerts, sale of novelties and souvenirs, sale of specialised literature, sale of tourist cards, sale of tourist stamps, snacks, space available for rent, WC, weddings and other celebrations
Staff languages Czech
Accepted forms of payment Czech korunas in cash, VISA
Films, which were shot here
Distance from parking lot 700 m
  • capacity personal: price: 40 CZK / day

Tours / exhibitions

Opening hours
(GMT +2)
I. - Castle palace with a tower
Description Castle grounds, palace buildings, knights' hall, dungeoun, palace vault with exhibition of archaeological discoveries. Exposition of Parfors Hunt, Crime and Punishment in Czech History, Historical Postcards of Kunětické Hory. Cylindrical tower with observatory, Chapel of St. Catherine with late Gothic dome.
Open to public no entry
Photography allowed: Yes
Video cameras allowed: Yes
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech), printed guide (English, German, Polish, Russian), descriptions (Czech)
Audio guide Czech, English
Exhibition specialization archaeology, architecture / urbanism, contemporary creative arts, fish farming / fishing, forestry / gamekeeping / hunting / trophies, geology / mineralogy / precious stones, historical postcards, hussites, judicial system / criminality / prisons / torture, medieval history, military / weapons / fortification, non-professional art / amateur artwork / children’s drawings, paintings / drawings / graphic design, photography, postcards
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide 5/50
II. - Castle chapel
Open to public no entry
Wheelchair Access : No
Photography allowed: Yes
Video cameras allowed: Yes
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech)
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide 5/50
Across Kunětice Mountain - cancelled
Description Combination of the 1st and 2nd tour.
Open to public cancelled
Description A tour of the newly restored, four-decade-inaccessible western part of the castle, the appearance of which was largely determined in the 1920s by the architect Dušan Jurkovič. The circuit includes a modern exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Dušan Jurkovič (author of Pusteven na Radhošti, Luhačovice spa complex, modifications of Nové Město nad Metují Chateau, Jurkovič Villa in Brno and many others) and a major reconstruction of the castle complex, which Jurkovič led on Kunětická hora one hundred years ago. The tour also includes a visit to Jurkovič's historic interiors of the sixth gate, including the so-called Green and Red Lounges, and an ascent to the lookout. The tour is accessible only with a guide. Occasionally in the cellar you can access and walk around the uncovered remains of a massive cylindrical tower from the 14th century.
Exhibition specialization architecture / urbanism, history of the 20th century, military / weapons / fortification, paintings / drawings / graphic design, photography, postcards
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide ?/15