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The Black Tower Educational Trail

Welcome to the steepest educational trail in the Czech Republic. You are about to climb a lot of stairs to get to the top. Along the way there will be 6 stops where you will learn about the history of the most famous monument in Klatovy.


April, October - Saturday and Sunday - 9:00 - 16:00

May, June and September - daily except Monday - 9:00 - 17:00

July, August - daily 9:00 - 17:00

November - March - closed

Lunch break 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Entrance fee: adult: 60 CZK , reduced: 40 CZK* , family 130 CZK*

free ( Children under 6 years old, ZTP/P + 1 accompanying person)

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Discounted admission:

Black Tower + Catacombs

adult: 190 CZK , reduced: 130 CZK* , family 460 CZK*

free (Children under 6 years old, ZTP/P + 1 accompanying person)

*Reduced entrance fee: Children from 6 to 15 years old, students up to 26 years old, seniors over 65 years old, ZP and ZTP

* Family admission: Max. 5 people - max. 2 adults and min. 1 child 6-15 years old

Discounts are provided upon presentation of a valid ID or proof of full-time study.


Cash desk at the top of the tower! Exit at your own risk! Children under 10 only accompanied by adults!

We accept payment cards

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Interesting facts about the Black Tower


HEIGHT 81.6m

Huge blocks of granite and sandstone were used for the construction . There are 226 steps leading to the Black Tower.


The Vondra bell was made in 1759. The height of the bell is 180 cm and the diameter is 195 cm. It is used exclusively for manual ringing.


The black dials of the tower clock are placed under the tower's walkway. Unlike today's clocks, they are fitted in such a way that the large hand shows the hours and the small hands show the minutes.


In the upper part of the tower lived the watchman, who announced the evening time with the sound of a trumpet.

The tradition of night trumpeting is preserved to this day with the help of sound technology in the tower.

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