Turistický portál Královéhradeckého kraje

Ruin of Potštejn Castle

Orlické Mountains and Podorlicko Region

Ruins of a monumental Gothic castle. Its history reaches back to the 13th century.

Potštejn Castle is one of the most extensive ruins in the Czech Republic. The fortifications, castle gateways, and chapel are preserved. The castle palace has been reconstructed. Picturesque surroundings.

While only ruins remain today, Potštejn at one time was one of the largest and most important castles in the country. The castle changed owners many times after its founding in the 13th century. Important among these from a historical as well as a literary perspective was the Count Harbuval de Chamaré, who searched unsuccessfully for treasure at the castle for twenty years. However, the writer Alois Jirásek used this fact as inspiration for a novel. The castle was already in poor condition sometime in the middle of the 18th century, and in the second half of the 20th century it was reconstructed and opened to the public. The fourth entrance gate houses an exhibition documenting the history of the castle. 

Opening hours

April Sa - Su 9:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:00
May - September Tu - Su 9:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:00
October Sa - Su 9:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:00

Entrance fee

Full entrance fee:60,00 CZK
Discount entrance fee:50,00 CZK
Children:30,00 CZK children up to the age of 15 years
Students:50,00 CZK
Senior citizens:50,00 CZK senior citizens over the age of 65 years