Czech Republic
Cesky Sternberk

Along the banks of the Sázava River, Český Šternberk is a small Czech town that exudes medieval charm. Dominated by its namesake castle, this town is a time capsule that lets you step back into history while soaking up stunning river and valley views. Read more

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Český Šternberk is a well-preserved town whose crown jewel is undoubtedly the Český Šternberk Castle. This Gothic castle, which dates back to the mid-13th century, has been meticulously preserved and is a leading example of Czech architecture and medieval fortification. The castle is still privately owned by the same family that built it, adding an extra layer of authenticity to your visit. The interior reveals lavish furnishings, historical artifacts, and period artwork that tells the story of its noble residents and their role in Czech history.
The town itself, though small, offers a variety of experiences. Walk through its narrow, cobblestone streets and you'll find quaint shops and eateries that offer local Czech fare. The Sázava River provides a lovely setting for picnics and offers opportunities for kayaking and fishing. The surrounding countryside, with its wooded hills and meandering trails, is ideal for hiking and cycling.
With its stunning castle, scenic river, and charming old-world atmosphere, Český Šternberk offers an enriching experience that combines history, culture, and natural beauty.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Český Šternberk

Český Šternberk Castle

The castle is the main attraction of the town, offering guided tours that take you through its opulent rooms filled with historic artifacts.

Sázava River

Perfect for kayaking, fishing, or simply sitting by its banks, the Sázava River is a nature lover’s paradise.

St. Nicholas Church

A quaint church that stands as a testament to the town's medieval history, worth a visit for its peaceful atmosphere.

Viewpoint at St. John’s Cliff

This viewpoint offers a panoramic view of the town and the winding Sázava River below, making it a popular spot for photography.

Český Šternberk Brewery

A microbrewery where you can sample local Czech beer and understand the brewing process.

Local Folklore Museum

A small museum that dives into the region's folklore, traditions, and crafts.

Artisan Craft Shops

Stroll through the town to discover a variety of artisan shops selling everything from handmade soap to traditional Czech glassware.

Cycling and Hiking Trails

The town is a gateway to several scenic trails that take you through the beautiful Czech countryside.

Gourmet Dining

Though small, the town boasts some fantastic dining options where you can try traditional Czech cuisine.

Annual Medieval Festival

Every year, the town transforms to host a medieval festival that includes costume parades, archery competitions, and traditional music and dance.

What else to visit
In and around Cesky Sternberk

Sazava Monastery (7.98 km)

Sázava Monastery is a Czech National Heritage site and a spiritual refuge steeped in over a millennium of history. As you wander its hallowed grounds, you'll experience a tranquil escape that’s rich in art, culture, and tradition.

Konopiste Castle (20.15 km)

A fairy-tale castle nestled in the idyllic countryside of the Czech Republic, just an hour's drive from Prague. Famous for its ornate chambers and lush gardens, the castle beckons visitors into a romantic past where chivalry and grandeur collide.

Kutna hora (29.09 km)

Kutná Hora, a captivating city in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, entices visitors with its unique blend of Gothic architecture and peculiar historical attractions.

Kostnice (30.31 km)

The Sedlec Ossuary, commonly known as Kostnice in Czech, is a small Roman Catholic chapel located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Sedlec, a suburb of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic.

Praha - Chodov (39.48 km)

Chodov, a dynamic district in the south of Prague, Czech Republic, presents a unique blend of modern urban development and tranquil green spaces. Known for its large shopping centers and business parks, Chodov is a testament to Prague's contemporary growt

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