Castle prison, dungeon and torture

You can find Hungermorn with a torture house in the oldest surviving stone building of the Castle of the Shire Tower from the first half of the 13th century. On the ground floor there is a foyer, completed on the first floor with two prison cellars. On the second floor there is a torture shop with replicas of torture instruments and presentations of torture. Visitors can do everything and try it out. In July and August, the circuit is accessible only with a guide. In the months of May, June and September the circuit is accessible separately without a Guide II. Entrance to the castle.

As a defensive tower, it protected the only access to the wooden fortifications at that time. Originally, the tower was residential (for the castle crew); in later times, when it lost its significance (at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries), the tower served as a gunpowder store (it was called dusty). Since 1679, a castle prison with a famine has been set up in the tower. There were prisoners of disobedience and imprisonment here.

Organization of tours: guided tour, the circuit is open only in July and August, groups up to 15 people, duration of the tour 30 minutes. The tour can be booked. Foreigners can borrow printed texts in English and German on request. The last tour starts 1 hour before the end of the opening hours. During the tour, you can shoot and film for free.

In the months of May, June and September the circuit is accessible separately without a Guide II. Entrance to the castle.

Photographing and filming during a tour is free without restrictions. Visitors must not stay the length of the tour.

A narrow spiral staircase leads to the tower, traffic up and down is limited. We ask visitors to take care.

Basic information

  • duration 30 minutes
  • max. 15 people

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 1.–30. 6. closed
1. 7.–11. 7. Mon–Sun 9.00–17.00
12. 7.–31. 8. Tue–Sun 9.00–17.00
1. 9.–31. 12. closed

Admission

Czech guide tour/ without guide

  • Full 120 CZK
  • Children 0-6 years free
  • Youth 6-18 years 80 CZK
  • Family (2 full + 1-3 kids up to 15 years) 310 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 80 CZK
  • ISIC or EYCA Cards 80 CZK
  • ZTP/P Guide free
  • Journalist with press accreditation free

Foreign-language tour

  • Full 180 CZK
  • Children 0-6 years free
  • Youth 6-18 years 120 CZK
  • Family (2 full + 1-3 kids up to 15 years) 470 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 120 CZK
  • ISIC or EYCA Cards 120 CZK
  • ZTP/P Guide free
  • Journalist with press accreditation free

Foreign language tours offered in English

reservation not necessary