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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Plamena Argent (9 months 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 (10 months 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.
debasis sutar (11 months ago)
Although the castle gates are closed, nature around is super nice and one can go up-close till the gate. There are two view points along main road which can be reached following blue path... Good atmosphere and not that many people around. Good getaway for a day trip from Prague..
Jakub Skala (14 months ago)
Not much going on here. But it's a real medieval castle nicely reconstructed. The commented tourist reasonably short so even kids can make it...
Jan Peša (15 months ago)
Lovely small castle, accessible with baby trolley. Guided tour is entertaining and short (~30min, CZ only) and staff is very nice and helpful.
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