About the Castle

Trenčiansky hradThe dominant 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 place 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 fords on the river Váh, as well as Carpathian passes, through which mercantile routes led. They would link 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 inside the castle.

                                                       

Opening hours:

OCTOBER:

1st - 15th October 9:00 - 19:00

Ticket office (from the Peace Square): 9:00 - 18:30
Ticket office (from the Brezina forest park) - open only during the weekends : 11:00 - 18:15
- last basic tour 17:30
GRAND TOUR - tours run every hour only during the weekends: at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 (the tour including Zapolya palace - picture gallery), 15:00, 16:00. Maximum capacity is 50 persons per tour (at 14:00 40 persons only).
                     - tours only during the week: at 11:00, 13:00 (the tour including Zapolya palace - picture gallery) and 15:00. (at 13:00 40 persons only).
EXTERIOR - Monday - Sunday: 17:30 - 18:30

Tickets for the exterior can only be bought between 17:30 - 18:30.

16th - 31th October 9:00 - 17:00

Ticket office (from the Peace Square): 9:00 - 16:30
Ticket office (from the Brezina forest park) - open only during the weekends : 9:00 - 16:15
- last basic tour 15:30
GRAND TOUR - tours run every hour only during the weekends: at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 (the tour including Zapolya palace - picture gallery), 15:00. Maximum capacity is 50 persons per tour (at 14:00 40 persons only).
                     - tours only during the week: at 11:00, 13:00 (the tour including Zapolya palace - picture gallery) and 15:00. (at 13:00 40 persons only).
EXTERIOR - Monday - Sunday: 15:30 - 16:30

Tickets for the exterior can only be bought between 15:30 - 16:30.

NOTE: It is necessary to come at least 15 minutes before the Grand Tour starts because the tour starts at the upper castle. It takes approximately 15 minutes to get from the ticket office to the upper castle.

BABY STROLLER: The entrance from the forest park Brezina is not accessible for families with baby strollers. If you want to visit the castle using the baby strollers, please, use the main entrance from the Peace Square.

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NOVEMBER : 

Ticket office (from the Peace Square): closed on Mondays
Ticket office (from the Peace Square): Tuesday - Sunday 9:00 - 16:45 
Ticket office (from the Brezina forest park): closed
- last tour 15:00

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DECEMBER : 

Ticket office (from the Peace Square): closed on Mondays
Ticket office (from the Peace Square): Tuesday - Sunday 9:00 - 16:45 
Ticket office (from the Brezina forest park): closed
- last tour 15:00

During Christmas 24.12., 25.12. and 1.1.2023 the castle is closed.

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JANUARY - FEBRUARY: 

Ticket office (from the Peace Square): 9:00 - 16:45 
Ticket office (from Brezina forest park): closed
- last tour 15:00

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MARCH:

Ticket office (from the Peace Square): OPEN only at the weekends: 9:00 - 16:45

Trenčín Castle is CLOSED on weekdays (except for Monday to Friday February 27th - March 3rd, but the castle area is only accessible via the ticket office in the Southern fortification - Brezina Park)

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APRIL:

Ticket office (from the Peace Square): 9:00 - 18:45 
Ticket office (from the Brezina forest park): 11:00 - 18:45
- last tour 16:00

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MAY: 

Ticket office (from the Peace Square): closed
Ticket office (from the Brezina forest park): 9:00 - 18:45
- last tour 17:00

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JUN - JULY: 

Ticket office (from the Peace Square): 9:00 - 18:30
Ticket office (from the Brezina forest park): 11:00 - 18:15
- last tour 17:00

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AUGUST: 

NOTE:

Ticket office (from the Peace Square): 9:00 - 18:30

Ticket office (from the Brezina forest park): 11:00 - 18:15
Last entrance/exit from the ticket office from the Brezina forest park is at 18:15. After this time please use the main exit from the Peace Square.

BASIC TOUR (without the guide): last entrance at 17.30.

GRAND TOUR (guided tours in Slovak language): tours run every hour: at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 (the tour including Zapolya palace - picture gallery), 15:00, 16:00 a o 17:00. Maximum capacity is 50 persons per tour (at 14:00 40 persons only).
  
EXTERIOR:
Monday - Sunday: 17:30 - 18:30

Tickets for the exterior can only be bought between 17:30 - 18:30.

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SEPTEMBER: 

Ticket office (from the Peace Square): 9:00 - 18:30
Ticket office (from the Brezina forest park): Monday - Tuesday: closed
 Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00 - 18:15
- last tour 17:00

We offer two types of tours:

BASIC TOUR

GRAND TOUR

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

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

Guide for reserved groups of more than 15 people in English and Slovak language before the last Grand Tour:      30 €

Guide for reserved groups of more than 15 people in English and Slovak language after the last Grand Tour:      110 €

It is necessary to reserve the English-guided tours at least 5 days in advance.

COMMON ADMISSION

From the April of 1st, all the visitors can entry all the institutions of Trenčín Museum.

After you have bought the ticket (Basic Tour or Grand Tour) at Trenčín Castle, you are allowed to visit all the branches of Trenčín Museum for free in 7 days´ period (including the day of the ticket´s purchase), just keep your ticket and show it there.

Price list 

 BASIC TOUR /no guide 

 GRAND TOUR / with   guide 

 Adults

 8,00 €

 11,00 €

 Seniors

 7,00 €

 7,50 €

 Children from 3 to 6 years

 2,50 €

 3,50 €

 Students from 7 to 18 years

 3,00 €

 4,50 €

 Students from 19 to 26 years

 7,00 €

 7,50 €

 Disabled people, d. p. with guide

 2,50 €

 2,50 €

 

 EXTERIOR

 Adults

 3,00 €

 Students from 7 to 18 years

 1,50 €

 Children from 3 to 6 years

 1,00 €

Pets are allowed to enter the castle within the exterior ONLY! (dogs on a leash and with a muzzle) Thank you for understanding.

Contact us: 

telephone nr. : +421 901 918 825

e-mail: hrad@muzeumtn.sk

Summer Tower

Louis´ Palace

Matthew´s Tower

Barbora´s Palace

Zapolya´s Palace

Southern Fortification

Well of Love

Cannon Bastion

Rotunda