Tour of the castle (basic tour)

Visitors have a chance to see the uniquely well-preserved fortification system of the older castle and the more recent three-storey castle, from which there is an exceptional view of the valley of the river Dyje. The preserved ruins of the castle with manteau built by Moravian margrave John Henry of Luxembourg, brother emperor Charles IV. The small castle was founded like margrave hunting lodge in the 14th century. Today, Nový Hrádek is a unique combination of historical and natural values of the National Park Podyjí. The largest snake of the Czech Republic lives here, the tree snake, a castle cellars serve for hibernation bats through winter. The courtyard is dotted a rare mullein grows. There is a unique view of the Dyje river valley from the top gallery of the castle.

  • Visitors are to wait for tours in front of the entrance to the castle where there is a noticeboard giving information about when they start.
  • Tours are only possible with a guide, and access without a guide is not possible as it would threaten the unique natural environment of the first zone of the national park as well as the historic architecture and people’s health and security.
  • On completion of the tour it is essential that participants leave through the main gate and depart from the courtyard of the ruins.
  • It should be remembered that the only shelter from rain is the shelter at Příčky (about 2 km from the castle). At present there is no option for shelter from inclement weather while waiting for a tour at the entrance to the castle!
  • The tour will take place in Czech with foreign visitors being lent a text in English or German.
  • The lunch break is set by the visitors’ regulations as being from 12:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Reservations are only necessary for groups.

Basic information

  • duration 50 minutes
  • max. 20 people

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 11.–31. 3. closed
1. 4.–30. 4. closed
10. 4. (Fri) closed
13. 4. (Mon) closed
1. 5.–26. 6. closed
27. 6.–28. 6. Sat–Sun 10.00–16.00
1. 7.–31. 8. Tue–Sun 10.00–17.00
6. 7. Mon 10.00–17.00
1. 9.–30. 9. Tue–Sun 10.00–16.00
28. 9. Mon 10.00–16.00
1. 10.–31. 10. Sat–Sun 10.00–15.00
28. 10. Wed 10.00–15.00


Czech guide tour

  • Full 100 CZK
  • Children 0-6 years free
  • Youth 6-18 years 70 CZK
  • Family (2 full + 1-3 kids up to 15 years) 260 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 70 CZK
  • ISIC or EYCA Cards 70 CZK
  • ZTP, ZTP/P Cards free
  • ZTP/P Guide free
  • ICOMOS Card, National Museum and Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic Cards free
  • Journalist with press accreditation free
  • Free single or family NPÚ tickets free
  • Group ICOMOS, ZTP, ZTP/P, NM and MK with reservation 20 CZK/p

reservation needed for groups only