Čachtice Castle

Local nameČachtický hrad
LocationČachtice, Slovakia

Čachtice Castle is a castle ruin in Slovakia next to the village of Čachtice. It stands on a hill featuring rare plants, and has been declared a national nature reserve for this reason. The castle was a residence and later the prison of the Countess Elizabeth Báthory, who is alleged to have been the world's most prolific female serial killer.

Čachtice was built in the mid-13th century by Kazimir from the Hont-Pázmány gens as a sentry on the road to Moravia. Later, it belonged to Máté Csák, the Stibor family, and then to Elizabeth Báthory. Čachtice, its surrounding lands and villages, was a wedding gift from the Nádasdy family upon Elizabeth's marriage to Ferenc Nádasdy in 1575.

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Čachtice Castle @ Boris Dzurnak

Opening hours

Please check the official website, the opening hours vary depending on season.


Adult: €2.50
Seniors, Students: €1.50
Children 6-15: €1
Children under 6: Free
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): €5

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Čachtice_Castle

Official Website http://www.cachtice.sk/cachticky-hrad/

Email office@muzeumtn.sk

Address 91621, Slovakia

Coordinates 48°43'30.268" N 17°45'39.695" E

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