Hurray to the castle!

Seeing the castle interiors is the goal of almost every visitor. Beautiful period furniture, rooms with old frescoes, magnificent halls, dark castle underground. See you around?

The Large tour

This tour is ideal for very curious visitors. It maps the castle’s entire interior, i.e. the living quarters and the exposition. The following are the largest cellars in Central Europe. You’ll get a glimpse into the common areas as well as the castle defence system.

During the season (June – September) the tour starts hourly from 9:00 a.m.

Out of season (October – May), the tour starts two-hourly from 9:30 a.m.

estimated time: 75 min.

basic admission: 10 € /discounted admission

The Short tour

If you have less time, if you have already seen the cellars several times or if you just want to see the castle exposition, this is the tour for you. This tour takes you through the castle exhibition except for the cellars. So once you leave the castle, you know it will be definite.

During the season (June – September) the tour starts hourly from 9:00 a.m.

Out of season (October – May), the tour starts two-hourly from 9:30 a.m.

estimated time: 60 min.

basic admission: 8 € /discounted admission

The Renaissance Fortress tour

You’ll go with the lecturer on an adventure of the castle moat, where the lecturer describes all the defensive systems in detail, the reasons for the placement of firing positions and therefore you’ll have a clearer understanding of the military and architectural thinking of the time. 

The tour is only available in July and August. Guided tours always start at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m

estimated time: 60 min.

basic admission: 8 € /discounted admission

How it was to live in the castle

The tour is perfect for smaller, but all the more curious visitors. The lecturer describes everything in a playful and fun way that you’re also able to learn as an adult on the standard tours. So you can count on having little historians at home after this tour.

This tour is only available in July and August. Guided tours start every weekday at 12:30 and 2:30 pm. Also at 3:30 pm on weekends.

estimated time: 45 min.

basic admission: 5 € /discounted admission

Foreign language tour

Guided tours in English are given only in July and August at 11.30am and 3.30pm each day. The English guided tours only cover the Small and Large Circuits.

Texts are available for all tours, whereby a foreign visitor can go to the castle with a Slovak group.

Available: English, German, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Croatian, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Serbian.

basic admission: +1€ /discounted admission

Individual tours

If you’re going to the castle in large group, you have the option to go on a private tour. However, it’s necessary to notify us in advance (at least 7 calendar days) and agree on the exact time, language and tour date. If there are more than ten people in your group, that’s all you need.

However, if there are less than ten people, please expect a group surcharge of € 20.

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For children/schools

Hurray for a trip!

We have separate educational programmes for children’s groups and schools that focus on a specific part of history in a fun way. Although, you can also book an appointment for any other tour.

Group tours must be arranged in advance at the following email address

However, it isn’t possible to attend these educational programmes individually. Although, there’s no need to worry. For individuals, we have prepared the How it was to live in the castle tour, this takes you through the castle with content tailored for smaller visitors.

Exhibitions/ without a lecturer

At Červený Kameň Castle we have exhibitions or various other attractions that you can visit free of charge and without a lecturer.

Exhibitions/ without a lecturer

At Červený Kameň Castle we have exhibitions or various other attractions that you can visit free of charge and without a lecturer.

The picture gallery

Behind the portrait

The exhibition areas of the Picture Gallery are home to our main exhibition this year. Its title is Behind the Portrait and it presents the best and the worst, the highest and the lowest quality, the most interesting and the most ordinary portraits in our museum’s collection. All of them contain an authentic story, reflecting the specific circumstances of the time and geographical space in which it was created. We have selected portraits from different periods and different areas, which open up a diverse range of related themes. If you’re curious about what’s BEHIND THE PORTRAIT, then just walk into it.


The Northern Bastion

The lookout and the reconstruction path.

The top of the northern bastion and the path to it provide a unique and popular experience when visiting our castle. On the walls next to the staircase you will notice comparative photos BEFORE/AFTER reconstructing the castle and all its grounds. Photographs from different periods show how much effort has been put into making Červený Kamen Castle look the way it does today. At the end of the ascent, you’ll be rewarded with a view of the surrounding meadows and forests of the Small Carpathian Mountains. 



The Northern Bastion II.

 Defence system and lapidary.

The northern bastion currently serves as our museum’s second exhibition area. Its content is currently a presentation of the castle’s defence system, its uniqueness and the entire reconstruction process. The once mediocre medieval castle was rebuilt into an impressive Renaissance fortress within twenty years. Do you want to know who was behind this miracle? All who defended the castle? And how elaborately the defence system was devised?


The Gatehouse

Gatehouse or prison?

Prior to the 18th century, a drawbridge that led to the gatehouse served all people, animals and carriages. It was here that the castle garrison controlled all movement in and out of the courtyard. The drawbridge is now only a memory in the form of holes for chains. It was replaced with a stone bridge in the aforementioned 18th century and even a makeshift prison was added to the gatehouse. In turn, this is reminiscent of the wooden trap (stocks) where the guilty were locked with their feet and hands. These spaces are relatively easy to find, they are just opposite the entrance to the cellars.


The pressing room

Viticulture at Červený Kamen Castle.

At the same time, we use the castle pressing room in various ways. From theatre performances, social events, expert lectures or wine tastings. The permanent exhibition in this specific area is dedicated to viticulture at Červený Kamen Castle. It describes how the castle and the local nobility were connected with wine, how they approached their peasants in this respect or reveals some funny truths regarding the popularity of wine and its consumption. The area also includes various newly restored parts of wine-making equipment and a magnificent log press, the largest and one of the best preserved in Slovakia.

The Way of the Cross

A little walk around.

If you’re in the mood for a little walk, the Way of the Cross is perfect for you. It was created in the 1760s-1770s. After leaving the grounds, you’ll see a row of statues in the meadow on your right leading up to the forests of the Small Carpathians mountains. If you follow them, you’ll arrive at the Pálffy burial chapel. You can also visit the local calvary just behind it. The statues represent various saints, they’re masterfully crafted by art and craftsmanship and during the walk you have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing walk in nature together with an aesthetic experience.


actual opening hours:

monday – sunday| 9.00 – 17.00

actual tour guides:

long guided tour | each whole hour from 9.00 to 17.00

short guided tour | each whole hours from 9.00 to 17.00


individual guided tours


+421 33 245 51 03


Slovenské národné múzeum - Múzeum Červený Kameň

Hrad Červený Kameň,


900 89 

medial partners:

created by: Andrej Majerčík & Jakub Kňažko, Illustrations: Jozef Tihányi st. a Lenka Ligocká
photography: Peter Ševčík
Jakub Kňažko, content: Andrej Majerčík,  © 2024 SNM – MČK


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