Kokorin Castle

Mělník, Czech Republic

Kokořín Castle was built around 1320 by order of Hynek Berka of Dubé. At the close of the 15th century the castle was heavily damaged during the Hussite Wars and renovated in the late Gothic style by the lords of Klinštejn. Since the middle of the 17th century Kokořín had been tenantless and it deteriorated.

The ruins were not bought until 1894 by Václav Špaček of Starburk, who decided to renovate the castle. The architect, Eduard Sochor, was a leader in this project and, considering its occurrence between 1911 and 1918, it was one of the latest Romantic restorations of a Medieval object.



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Founded: 1320
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic


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Ivan Hronek (2 years ago)
Very awesome well refurbished castle in a fantastic nature setting, it doesn't get any better !
Stefan Koskinen (2 years ago)
its beautiful.. but castles is not maybe my cup of tea.. hence the 4 stars.. anyway if u are in the neighbourhood then visit.. not much else to see.. if u are not in to hiking of course
Barbora McBurney (2 years ago)
An stunning castle with fantastic views and a wonderful location in the middle of the woods. Loved the viewing tower!
Plamena Argent (2 years ago)
We went on a snowy day and it was an absolute delight, the castle itself was closed, but the area is easily accessible for a hike by car and walk from the Kokorin village centre, the views are a lovely getaway from the city
Justin Credible (3 years ago)
Had an amazing time in Prague and decided to explore some places outside of the city. Was lucky to have family that knew where to go and wasn’t disappointed. Entry was cheap and parking next to nothing. The walk from the car park was long and up a steep road and up a ton of stairs but with it in the end.
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