Tocnik Castle is a castle with both renaissance and baroque styles from the late 14th century that was once a royal chateau for Wenceslas IV. The site was abandoned in the 17th century after the Thirty Years War, though many of the architectural aspects have been well preserved over the years. Today the castle is owned by the state and has been turned into a museum.
Visitors can explore the royal palace and castle museum, the dungeon, and the sgraffito-decorated great palace. The western entrance gate is adorned with heraldic decorations, while the eastern gate has a large bridge that crosses the moat. Visitors can climb the castle's hexagonal tower to the lookout point for views of the countryside. You can also see the nearby Zebrak Castle, which was built before Tocnik Castle. The castle museum shows visitors a glimpse of what life was like for Bohemian nobility during this time.
Tocnik Castle is located just outside the town of Zebrak about 32 miles southwest of Prague. The castle is closed October through March. Opening hours are 10am to 4pm Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays in April, 10am to 5pm Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays in May and September, 10am to 6pm Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays in June, and 9am to 6pm daily except Mondays in July and August. The castle is closed from 1pm to 2pm. Admission is 30 CZK.