Kotnov Tower and Bechyně Gate

The experimental archaeological exposition focuses on the final period of the Middle Ages (13th-16th centuries) and explains social life in rural areas, in towns, and within the aristocracy and Church. Multidimensional scenes from people's lives which depict agriculture, crafts, households, cuisine, weapons, hunting, market and transport use contemporary archaeological discoveries and their reconstructions, alongside picture panels. Kotnov Tower is a landmark of a castle ruined during a fire in 1532. The existing tower was strengthened in Hussite times and adopted for artillery batteries. Breather chimneys in embrasures are one of its interesting features. The tower is 25m high, serves as a lookout tower today and has 155 stairs.

Additional tip

If you want to enjoy a fascinating view of the city at twilight, join a night tour of the castle in summer.

Opening time


Monday-Sunday            9.00-17.00


30 CZK
20 CZK
family ticket (2 adults + 3 children)
 70 CZK


Klokotská ulice, Tábor 390 01

+420 381 252 788



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