The location, where you can find nowadays town of Loket was first inhabited in the 6th century and thanks to its excellent strategic position the royal castle was built here on the local granite massif that is surrounded by the river Ohre later on in the 12th century. Originally the castle was built as a border fort and server as a stronghold for the kings, nobles and citizens of the city. Later in the 19th and 20th century the caste was repurposed and become a prison. At the castle, you will find antique furniture, extensive weapons exhibition, porcelain, old pharmacy and castle cellars. In the castle cellars, you will find a unique exhibition of Torture, including torture machines, moving dummies and sounds. Below the castle, you can explore the rest of the historic town, where you can find old townhouses, hotels, town hall and the picturesque square.
RECOMMENDED STOPS IN LOKET
Loket Castle and its surroundings have become known from the world blockbuster with Agent 007, Casino Royale, but there are other interesting and popular places in Loket. Explore the remains of the city walls and sample the beer from the local brewery Florian, located in the malt house of the original historic brewery. After you cross the bridge and get to the other side of the river, you will have the opportunity to walk to the many viewpoints that are located in the nearby forests or you can go down to the river meander. There you will find a beautiful leisure park and the Amphitheater, where various events are held all year round with a perfect atmosphere. From the park, you can also see the nearby hill, which is well-known for lovers of gasoline and especially Motocross. You will find there a venue where several Motocross World Championships were held as well as the annual Motocross GP of the Czech Republic!