The Gothic castle Český Šternberg is considered one of the best preserved castles in the Czech republic. It was built around the year of 1241 on a high rocky promontory above the river Sázava by Zdeslav of Divišov’s. He gave it the name Sternberg after his coat of arms, bearing the golden star.
The Gothic appearance of the castle was changed by several reconstructions, especially interior which is now more in Baroque or Rococo style. The tour leads through fifteen rooms, richly furnished mostly with stylish furniture, with valuable paintings and carpets. Visitors can see here a unique collection of 545 copper engravings, depicting the entire history of the Thirty Years’ War, but also a collection of historic weapons, art porcelain, hunting trophies, and many other attractions. During the season there are thousands of tourists, who have the opportunity to use also hiking and biking trails. Today the castle is owned by the Sternberg family.
The castle in open from April to October and basic admission fee is 100CZK (€4). It is situated only about 40km from Prague, so if you have one free day while visiting Prague, this castle is a great idea to spend it.
For further information visit Official website of Český Šternberg Castle