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Děčín Castle

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The Děčín Chateau, one of the most important historical monuments in North Bohemia .

The castle is located on a rocky promontory high above the mouth of the river Ploučnice (Polzen) into the Elbe. Over the centuries, it served as the administrative centre of the Czech princes, a fortress and the seat of several important noble families. The history of Děčín Castle dates back to the 10th century. At that time, there was a wooden fortification there that served as the administrative centre of the province of Tetschen.

The castle underwent numerous reconstructions in the past, the most significant under the Counts of Thun and Hohenstein. Between 1628 and 1932, they carried out two important reconstructions that gave the castle its present form. In 1932, however, the family sold the castle to the Czechoslovakian state, which established a barracks there. In the following years, different armies replaced each other there: the Czechoslovakian, the German and, in the years 1968-1991, the Soviet. In 1991, the Děčín Chateau became the property of the city of Děčín.

Among the visitors to the chateau were numerous famous personalities, from European rulers to artists. Frédéric Chopin, for example, composed his famous Waltz in A flat major there. The extensive reconstruction of the castle is helping it to regain its former beauty. Visitors can choose from three sightseeing tours, enjoy the beautiful view of the city and be enchanted by the inimitable atmosphere of the Rose Garden.

Guest Card
In the Děčín Chateau, you will receive a discount of 1€ on your entrance fee upon presentation of your guest card.

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Děčín Castle
Dlouhá jízda 1254
405 02 Děčín

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Phone: +420 412 518 905

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