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košíkFort Orlice - Letohrad

Czech Tvrz Orlice

Orlice 1, 561 51 Letohrad

The fortress was most likely built at the end of the 13th century. It was rebuilt into a Renaissance chateau in the 16th century. After the nobility moved out of Orlice in 1650 to the chateau in Kyšperec, the building was modified for farming purposes.

Telephone: +420 465 677 731
GPS: 50°1'17.97"N 16°31'54.43"E
378 m above sea level

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Category chateau, fortress, mini zoo, museum
Certificates and memberships Member of the Association of the Eagle Mountains and Eagle Mountain Foothills. Tourist stamp
Cultural monument
Style Gothic (10%), Renaissance (90%)
Services barrier-free WC, children's corner, dogs welcome, event planning and hosting, free WiFi, left-luggage office, night-time walking tours, Occasional concerts, sale of cycling and tourist maps of region, sale of novelties and souvenirs, sale of tourist cards, sale of tourist stamps, small boat rental, snacks, space available for rent, The building is not suitable for families with children, WC, weddings and other celebrations
Staff languages Czech, English, German
Accepted forms of payment Czech korunas in cash
Year of latest reconstruction 2012
Distance from parking lot 0 m (own)

Tours / exhibitions

Opening hours
(GMT +1)
  • year round Sa, Su, state and other holidays (non-working days) except Easter Monday 9:00-16:00
  • year round all day (groups only by reservation)

Before visiting the building we recommend checking the current opening hours on the building's website or by contacting the operator by telephone.

Trail A
Description A tour of the Renaissance chateau with unique glass floors, through which you can see to a depth of up to 4 m of the remnants of the original Gothic buildings. You will also visit the original Gothic cellars. You will see unique weapons here (bazookas 3.5 m in length), findings from the period of the Slavs, pictures, trophies, and even an original medieval toilet called a "crapper".
Opening hours
(GMT +1)
Last tour before closing: 50 min.
Sightseeing time: 50 min.
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech), printed guide (English, German)
Exhibition specialization forestry / gamekeeping / hunting / trophies, furniture / interior furnishings, medieval history, numismatics / medal manufacture / minting, regional history, renaissance art, tin
Trail B
Description A tour of the second and third floors above ground of the fortress. Marvel at the beauty products of the no longer existing Orlické glassworks. You will even get to see the original fragments of figural graffiti created in the mid-16th century, removed in 1998. In the unique contemporary letterpress workshop you will try to work on a huge wooden Gutenberg press and learn about other historical machines. The exhibition about the printing press is complete with rare exhibits of unique printed books - books that are usually not seen elsewhere, e.g. a copy of the Devil's Bible or Mattioli's Herbarium, which you can browse through on a large touch screen. The striking tower clock above your head guide you to the exhibition of archaeological finds from the underground fortress.
Opening hours
(GMT +1)
Last tour before closing: 50 min.
Sightseeing time: 50 min.
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech)
Tour C
Description Magical Forest - fauna of the Czech Republic. The exposition is especially suitable for children. It is possible to see more than 100 stuffed animals in a woodland setting with a place to sit, a tunnel and cottage. Children during the tour actively get involved, perform a variety of tasks through which they become familiar with the fauna of the Czech Republic.
Opening hours
(GMT +1)
Last tour before closing: 25 min.
Sightseeing time: 25 min.
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech), printed guide (English), descriptions (Czech, English)
Exhibition specialization zoology
Trail D
Description Archaeology exhibition, which houses a large number of potsherds from tiles and vessels found in Orlice. There are also remnants of jars and a valuable part of a medieval children's toys - the torso of a statue of a horse, very well made artistically. You will learn firsthand how the pieces are put together. There is also one of the longest Gothic swords in Bohemia and Avaran saber.
Opening hours
(GMT +1)
Sightseeing time: 15 min.
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech), printed guide (Czech), descriptions (Czech)
Exhibition specialization archaeology, architecture / urbanism, gothic art, renaissance art
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide ?/30


Distance from parking lot 0 m (own)
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Events in object

Future events

(Mezinárodní hudební festival - Lenka Filipová)
  • 6/4/2022 19:30

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