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Kašperk Castle

Town Hall

The building of the town hall was originally a Renaissance house, which was home to Jiří of Lokšany, a pledge holder of Kašperk castle, secretary of the king Ferdinand I, royal councillor and vice-chancellor of Bohemian Kingdom. The house was bought by townsmen in 1551 and was rebuilt into a town hall in 1597. Its front facade was connected with three Baroque shields and complemented with a small clock tower in the end of the 17th century. A large major reconstruction took place in the 70s of the 18th century when many vaults were applied (passage, staircase, central rooms on the 1st floor) and the front facade was decorated with stucco facade probably designed by the rococo architect Filip Heger in about 1775. The side wing of the building facing Sušická Street comes from the 19th century. A large hall on the upper floor with a wooden painted ceiling and unique dungeons of municipal prison belong to the most precious parts of the building. Beside the municipal administration, a regional court was seated here until the 30s of the 20th century. The building today is used as the Municipal house together with Cultural and Information centre.

Town hall underground The underground of the town hall has been open to public since 2011. It contains information panels on the life of bats occurring in the area of Kašperské Hory. The access is free of charge.

GPS position

N 49° 8.642', E 13° 33.278'



Město Železná Ruda
Milan Kříž