Slavkov Castle, Slavkov u Brna

Slavkov Castle is a Baroque palace in Slavkov u Brna, in the Czech Republic. The small town and the castle are chiefly known for the Battle of Austerlitz.HistoryA first castle at the site was erected by the Teutonic Knights in the early 12th century, then the seat of a commandry within their Bohemian bailiwick. In the early 16th century it passed to the Moravian noble house of Kaunitz (Kounicové) who had it rebuilt in a Renaissance style.The present-day palace with 115 rooms was erected from 1696 onwards according to plans designed by the Italian architect Domenico Martinelli. The conversion was finished under Prince Wenzel Anton of Kaunitz-Rietberg more than fifty years later. The impressive garden in a French style modelled on the Gardens of Versailles was laid out in 1774. In the oval ceremonial hall (the "Historic Salon"), an armistice was signed between Austria and France after the Battle of Austerlitz on 6 December 1805. There is a small historic museum and a multimedia presentation about the battle.
Put Slavkov Castle on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Slavkov u Brna online travel route planner .
Source
Create an itinerary including Slavkov Castle
map
Slavkov Castle Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
44 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • One of the biggest battle of Napolen was here. there are 2 reconstruction of the battles, one in August (Battle of Borodino), and in December the main one Battle of Austerliz. There are lot of thing t...  more »
  • The cashier was not very nice. Tour for children is well designed, but miss guide was so bad that it all dropped.
    View original
  • It's a lock, given the competition, basically average. However, when the tour guide costume and figurants in period costume is definitely interesting. What's more, if you, as a visitor, you select and put on a tour of the costume, you have it for free.
    View original
Google
  • Baroque chateau build by the Kounitz family in the 17th and 18th century. Famous for the battle of Austerlitz that has happened nearby. Napoleon spent couple of days at the chateau. The tour was very good - we have chosen the long one - it takes 90 minutes and shows both the representative rooms and the chambers.
  • A peaceful place
  • inspiring historic place
  • Beautiful castle with many possibilities what to do there.
  • Super!

Plan your trip to Slavkov u Brna

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Slavkov u Brna

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in South Moravian Region by other users

28 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ITALY December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Blansko BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Brno BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Czech Republic BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Czech Republic BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Czech Republic BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Brno BY A USER FROM SERBIA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Czech Republic, Budapest & Vienna BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Czech Republic BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Brno BY A USER FROM HUNGARY November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Czech Republic BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND November, outdoors, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans