Loket Things to Do
The old town square is quite large and quite interesting to walk around. It was here we found plenty of parking spaces and parked our car. Once again, a ticket was bought from the machine and put in the front window.WORD OF WARNING......Don't forget to do this, as the Parking Inspector was doing the rounds.The City Hall is quite an attractive...more
A walk around the town square found a few places of interest. One of them was, the large Holy Trinity statue located in the centre of the square between two fountains. At the top of the statue is the Holy Trinity and at the base are statues of Saint's and texts of prayers. Under St. Sebastian the text says.........."Hail! Let God frees all the...more
How could I miss seeing this Church, I couldn't, as it was located high up and beside Loket Castle. Painted a rusty/red brown and white, it could be easily seen from the township.This new Baroque Church was built in 1734, to replace the old gothic one which was destroyed by fire in 1725. Luckily the statue of Christ and a late Gothic Madonna were...more
As the Castle is extremely high above the town, make sure you don't leave without walking around the outside of the walls along the stone road, for from here, there are different views than from the Tower.There are really nice river views and an especially good view of the arched bridge.more
The first room I came upon in the Wing of the Tower, was the museum of all types of arms. The Czech King and the Roman Emperor used to come to Loket to hunt, afterwards, they would rest in the Castle. On display are stabbing weapons, decorated fire-arms, mountain guns. I then entered another room, known as "the room with Mural's." These mural's...more
The castle was the reason I wanted to come to Loket. First impressions were great!We could see the Castle situated high above the town on a massive rock, surrounded on three sides by the River Ohre which curled around the Castle and old town. The people in the Castle would have definitely seen if any attack was forth-coming! The Castle was built in...more
Do you want one of your wishes to come true, then come to Loket Castle, for here is Gottstein, the Emperor of Loket rocks, stones and underworld.This is what it tells you to do........"Whoever touches the tip of Gottsteins beard at the Loket Castle, wishes something of good intent and leaves a symbolic gift of money, will have his or her wish come...more
The dominant feature of the castle is a massive square tower from where I had a great view over Loket and the Ohre River and valley. Of course, you have to climb a lot of steps to reach the top, bear this in mind. Once I reached the top, I was still in an enclosed area, no open space for photo's, only small barred window's. Lucky for me, I could...more
Are you scared of the dark, of sounds, of horrible looking torture implements?Perhaps you shouldn't enter the wing of the lower Bastion of Loket Castle! The Bastion is 25 metres high and still has five floors of prison cells.Entering the area was along a quite narrow dimly lit passage away, parts lit up as you walked along. Do be careful walking,...more
Loket Off The Beaten Path
The town of Horni Slavkov we came across on the way to Loket. I had read about the historic Church of St.George so decided to go for a look.
We could see it situated at the top of the hill, overlooking the town and valley. It was a cold and wet day when we pulled up by the Church gate. First impressions weren't good, the church looked very run down.
It is a fortress-type Gothic church, built in the 13th century.
It is now being restored and only the prism-shaped tower is accessible. That was closed, so I just walked around the Church and the very old cemetery.
The church tower is accessible on weekends from July to September.
Children up to 10 years freeRelated to:
- Religious Travel
- Historical Travel