Originally built of wood, the moated castle of Budyně is near Budyně nad Ohří in Northern Bohemia. In the thirteenth century, King Ottokar I added a moat to the castle; up to the reign of King John of Luxembourg the complex belonged to Bohemian nobles. It acquired its present form in the fifteenth century. In 1585 it was remodelled in the Renaissance style. Parts of the complex were restored at the end of the twentieth century. Besides the castle itself, a reconstruction of the workshop of alchemist Johann Zbinco von Hasenburg (ca. 1560-1616) is well worth seeing. A particular curiosity is the "dragon of Budyňe", actually a stuffed crocodile which the alchemist brought to the castle with him in 1518.
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41118 Budyně nad Ohří
April to October
April: 10:30, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
May-September: 9:30,10:30, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
October: 10:30, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
The castle grounds are open from 8am to 7pm.
November to March
Visits to the castle forecourt 8 am - 5 pmOther tours possible by appointment for groups (minimum 10 visitors).
Adults: 100,- Kč / 90,- Kč (group >10 pers.)
Seniors (over 65): 40,- Kč
Children (6-15 years): 30,- Kč / 25,- Kč (group >10 pers.)
kindergarten groups, school classes: 0,- Kč
Students up to 26 years: 40,- Kč
guided toursshopspecial exhibitions
Keltsky Kruh Music Festival Budyně Crocodile Festival
Offers for school pupils; courses and workshops
Events in English and German
limited handicapped accessible
From the train station Budyně nad Ohří directions_railway directions_bus you walk around 800m across the small town.
There is a parking lot in front of the castle.