Šternberk (okres Olomouc)

Šternberk Castle is one of the oldest rock-built castles in Moravia. It was established in the second half of the 13th century by Zdeslav of Šternberk and is one of the oldest structures in northern Moravia. The castle underwent Renaissance modifications in the 16th century and the most recent substantial reconstruction occurred at the end of the 19th century in the historical Romantic style, by the final owners from the Liechtenstein family.

Šternberk Castle, originally a defensive medieval mansion with preserved cylindrical tower and remains of the main palace, attracts visitors an unusual atmosphere. Sometime after 1253, it was founded by Zdeslav of Šternberk who acquired this area to the North of Olomouc from Přemysl Otakar II for military help. It concerned of courageous defense of Olomouc which was right in 1253 besotted by Hungarians and Kumans.

Opening hours: The castle is largely open to visitors in summer from 10:00 to 16:00 hours. Check here for details of the various possible tours and their timings. 


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Name: Státní Hrad Šternberk
Name EN: Šternberk Castle
Style: Renessaince
Condition: Excellent
Address: Horní Náměstí 6
City: Šternberk
Post Code: 785 01
Region: Moravian-Silesian (Moravskoslezský)
Website: www.hrad-sternberk.cz
Ticket Price: 20-520 CZK
Distance in kms: 285 kms
Driving time: 3 hours
Contact Person: gottwaldova.helena@npu.cz
Phone: 585 012 935
Email: hrad.sternberk@npu.cz