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:

JUNE - AUGUST:

Trenčín Castle will be also open on 5th July and 29th August.

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

Ticket office (from Brezina forest park): Monday - Sunday  11:00 - 18:15
                                                          
- tours in Slovak language: Monday - Sunday at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00.
Please, come at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.
Tickets for the tour without the guide (Basic Tour) are being sold from 9:00 until 17:30.
Tickets for the exterior can only be bought between 17:30 - 18:30.
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 and 16:00. Maximum capacity is 50 persons per tour (at 14:00 only 40 persons). Please note: English-guided tours needs to be booked at least 5 days in advance at hrad@muzeumtn.sk 
  

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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.

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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): Monday - Sunday 9:00 - 16:30
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 -  MARCH : 

Ticket office (from the Peace Square): 9:00 - 16:30
Ticket office (from Brezina forest park): closed
- tours in Slovak language: Monday - Friday only at 13:00
                                       Saturday - Sunday at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00
Tickets for the tour without the guide are sold from 9:00 until 15:30.

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APRIL:

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

Ticket office (from Brezina forest park): Monday - Friday CLOSED Saturday - Sunday 11:00 - 18:15
                                            
- tours in Slovak language: at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00.
Please, come at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.
Tickets for the tour without the guide (Basic Tour) are being sold from 9:00 until 17:30.
Tickets for the exterior can only be bought between 17:30 - 18:30.
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 and 16:00. Maximum capacity is 50 persons per tour (at 14:00 only 40 persons). Please note: English-guided tours needs to be booked at least 5 days in advance at hrad@muzeumtn.sk 
  
EXTERIOR:
Monday - Sunday: 17:30 - 18:30

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

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MAY: 

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

Ticket office (from Brezina forest park): Monday - Friday CLOSED Saturday - Sunday 11:00 - 18:15
Ticket office from Brezina forest park is also open on 1st May and 8th May from 11:00 until 18:15.                                                        
- tours in Slovak language: Monday - Sunday at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00.
Please, come at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.
Tickets for the tour without the guide (Basic Tour) are being sold from 9:00 until 17:30.
Tickets for the exterior can only be bought between 17:30 - 18:30.
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 and 16:00. Maximum capacity is 50 persons per tour (at 14:00 only 40 persons). Please note: English-guided tours needs to be booked at least 5 days in advance at hrad@muzeumtn.sk 
  
EXTERIOR:
Monday - Sunday: 17:30 - 18:30

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


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.

We offer two types of tours:

BASIC TOUR (without the guide)

GRAND TOUR (with the guide)

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 10 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

 9,00 €

 12,00 €

 Seniors

 8,00 €

 9,00 €

 Children under 6 years

 free

 free

 Students from 7 to 18 years

 4,00 €

 5,00 €

 Students from 19 to 26 years

 8,00 €

 9,00 €

 Disabled people, d. p. with guide

 3,00 €

 3,00 €

 

 EXTERIOR

 Adults

 3,00 €

 Students from 7 to 18 years

 1,50 €

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