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Closing of the Castle in October 

Dear visitors,

Trencin Castle will be closed on week days in October,

from 4.10.  until  28.10.

(Because of safety and technical reasons related to the removal of the iron shelter along the access road near the ticket office of the castle.)

We recommend you to visit  Executor´s House (Katov dom) in Matthew´s Street (Matúšova ulica), Charnel of St. Michael (Karener sv. Michala) in Mary´s Square (Mariánske námestie) or  Museum of Trencin (Trenčianske múzeum)  in  Peace Square (Mierové námestie).  There are expositions presenting history of the city, activities of a hangman and craftsmen in Trencin, as well as the sacral exposition in Charnel of St. Michael.

However, the castle will be open for the public during weekends, on these days :

1. - 3.10.

8. - 9.10.

15. - 16.10.

22. -23.10.

29. - 31.10. 

Thank you for your understanding. We are looking forward to your visit during the weekends in October or again in November.


About the Castle

The dominance of Trenčín and the whole Middle-Váh-Valley (Považie) keeps guard over the old mercantile routes connecting the Mediterranean area with the Baltic and North Europe.

On the locality of today´s castle, during the era of the Great Moravia, there was  a bulwark, serving as a community centre. Contemporary castle was built in the 11th century as a borderland stronghold to protect important Váh fords and Carpathian passes, through which mercantile routes, linked the territory of Northern Hungary and Middle-Slovak mining towns with Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia and Poland. In the centuries that followed,  it became the border settlement, royal and later aristocratic county.

Today there are exhibition rooms and many of the museum´s expositions are inside the castle.

Information for Visitors

Guided tours only

Tours are every 15 and 45 minutes after the start of each hour.

The last two tours are only Tour B (Mini Tour).

Opening Hours

May – September: 9:00 – 17:30 (ticket office)

The last tour begins at 17:45 at the Upper Castle (Tour B).

April – October: 9:00 – 16:30 (ticket office)

The last tour begins at 16:45 at the Upper Castle (Tour B).

November – March: 9:00 – 15:30 (ticket office)

The last tour begins at 15:45 at the Upper Castle (Tour B).

The Upper  Castle is at least 10 minutes on foot from the ticket office.

We offer three types of tours:

Tour A (Lower Castle, without a guide) – Barracks (Exposition of historical weapons „Unconquered“)

Tour B (Mini Tour – only with a guide) (35-40 min.) - Matthew's Tower, the 2nd floor of Louis' Palace (Exposition of historical furniture) – Introduction to the history of Trenčín Castle

Tour C (Grand Tour – only with the guide) (1 hour and 15 min.) - Matthew's Tower,  Information about the history of Trenčín Castle.  Louis´ Palace (Exposition of historical furniture „Reminissciencie“). Barbara's Palace + Rotunda (Archeological Finds of  Trenčín Castle). Zapolya's Palace (Exposition of the Picture Gallery of the Illeshazy Family and a pictures from their mansions).

Price of Admission (Admission Fees)

Tour A (Lower Castle)

Adults

2,50 €

Pensioner

1,50 €

Children over the age of 6, students

1,50 €

Children at the age of 3 – 6

0,50 €

Disabled people

0,50 €

Tour B (Mini Tour)

Adults

4,00 €

Pensioner

3,50 €

Children over the age of 6, students

2,50 €

Children at the age of 3 – 6

1,00 €

Disabled people

0,50 €

Tour C (Grand Tour)

Adults

5,50 €

Pensioner

4,50 €

Children over the age of 6, students

3,50 €

Children at the age of 3 – 6

1,00 €

Disabled people

0,50 €

Groups of more than 15 people discount 0,20 € per one person

Children under 3 years free

Tourist guide free

Staff supervision: One teacher for 15 children gratis

Children from foster home free

Guide is not responsible for the behavior of children during the tour!

Extra pay for foreign tours for groups of 15 and more people:

Guiding during opening hours in a foreign language (English, German): 15  €

Guided tours off the opening hours in a foreign language (English, German): 20  €



 

Quick contact

The Museum of Trencin
Phone:
+421 32 / 743 44 31

info@muzemtn.sk


Trencin Castle
Phone:
+421 32 / 743 56 57
E-mail: Bc. Tomáš Somr
hrad@muzeumtn.sk

The Museum info

Opening hours:
All year around (except for Monday):
9:00 – 16:00 hod.

Entrance fee:
Adults: 0,99 € / 30,- Sk
Children, students, pensioners: 0,49 € / 15,- Sk

Virtual tour

Virtual tour Visit our virtual tour of the Trenčín castle and exhibits in the museum.