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About the Castle

Trenčiansky hradThe 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 Northern 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.

Opening Hours

MAY - SEPTEMBER: 9:00 - 19:00
last tour 17:30
OCTOBER - APRIL: 9:00 - 16:30
last tour 15:00

We offer two types of tours:

Tour A

Lower courtyard • Barrack • Oubliette • Mathias tower 
(Without a guide) 

Tour B

Lower courtyard • Barrack • Oubliette • Mathias tower  Louis palace • Barbara palace • Rotunda • Lapidarium

Lower countryard

Price List EN

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
+421 32 / 743 44 31


Trencin Castle
+421 32 / 743 56 57
E-mail: Bc. Tomáš Somr

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.