Český Šternberk Castle is one the oldest castles in the Czech Republic. It is located near Prague, in the central part of the Czech Republic. The castle stands on the cliff over the Sázava river in the beautiful countryside full of forests.
The castle was founded in the middle of the 13th century. It underwent several reconstructions, especially the interiors of the castle were realized under the Baroque and Rococo styles, but its current appearance is still Gothic. The castle houses a collection of copper engravings, capturing the history of the Thirty Years' War in the 17th century.
Within the halls of the castle there are exhibited historical weapons and hunting trophies.
Český Šternberk Castle is among the best preserved castle complexes in the Czech Republic, depicting the life in last centuries.
The castle is still in the hands of the family of its founders and the current owner, Zdeněk Sternberg, lives here.