Zbiroh Palace

Zbiroh, Czech Republic

Zbiroh Castle (today a residential palace) is the main local tourist attraction. The original castle was established in the early 13th century by Břetislav of Zbiroh. In 1868 the old castle was bought by Baron Bethel Heinrich Strousberg, who altered it radically as a Neo-Renaissance style palace. During the World War II it was headquarters of local SS army. Today it is a hotel. The well located in Zbiroh Castle, 163 m deep, is the deepest castle well in Europe.

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Founded: 19th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Czech Republic

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www.zbiroh.com

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Eldar Bakerman (6 months ago)
It was a majestic place with lots of history, beautiful views and great audio guides.
Julia Kostal (6 months ago)
Staff of Zbiroh was not welcoming at all. We paid 9,000 Kč for a night stay and were asked to pay for all the activities again - like pool is paid and wasn’t even available to use, minigolf and even chess you had to pay for. I find that really upsetting.. would not recommend staying there.
p b (10 months ago)
Access is only available on a tour. All tours are in Czech with with audio guides included in the price of 195 Kc. The English audio guide was a very abbreviated version of the actual descriptions of the guide and in places it was not accurate. Our group comprised one couple who spoke Czech and us. The guide at times spoke for 5 minutes after the audio guide finished and he made no effort to include us in the tour. He seemed to be a humourless soul but to be fair he did the 11.00, 12.00 and 13.00 tours back to back with no break between tours. What is on display is ok, unfortunately the inadequacy of the audio guide means I can not recommend this tour.
Marcela Hronesova (3 years ago)
Wonderful accomodation, beautiful castle, lovely spa, excellent restaurant within the castle with tasty dishes.
Kevin Lawrence (3 years ago)
Beautiful place to visit. 10 yrs passed since I got married there!
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