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Sights and tourist destinations

  The majority of visitors want to see Hradec Castle. It was the Lichnovsky lineage who wrote the most significant chapter in its history. The castle houses valuable collections of antique furniture, glass and china, a library and a picture gallery. 

    Hradec, though, does not mean only the castle. Many other places are worth seeing, too – among them the Church of St. Peter and Paul from the 16th century, stations of the Cross called the Silesian Calvary and unique relics of fortifications called Šance from the Silesian Wars, which gave its name also to the latest tourist attraction, the Šance Observation Tower, situated 522 m above the sea level. From its top there is a marvelous view of Opava region and both the Beskydy and Jeseníky mts. You should not miss a 19th century wonder of technology, a 3.5 km long Weisshuhn`s Paper Mill Race leading through three tunnels built in slopes and two aqueducts.


Clock Tower and Watch Tower

Clock Towe

It never served as a medieval castle observation tower, having been completed as late as 1880 during the construction of pseudo-Gothic premises of the Red Castle, built of red bricks. Its romantic tower attracts many visitors, mainly children. It reaches 35 metres above the level of the castle courtyard, with a weathercock turning around at the top of its cone- shaped tower. The outside average of the tower is 6m and a staircase with 99 steps and 2 landings leads to its top. If you climb it, you get higher than the tower clock.

Binoculars can be borrowed by visitors free of charge.

Watch Tower

Entrance gate with a gallery and an original historical winch on the 1st floor. 


Both towers are open to the public:

April, May, September: on Saturdays and Sundays (from 10am to 5pm)
June, July, August: daily except Mondays (from 10am to 5pm)
School trips by prior arrangement, a guide for schools available.

Entrance fee: adults 30 crowns, children over six, students, seniors 15 crowns (for both towers).

Telephone: 602 947 904




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