Zruč nad Sázavou

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Zruč nad Sázavou is a small town in the Central Bohemia region of the Czech Republic.

Castle Zruč nad Sázavou

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

There are several trains daily from Prague to Kutná Hora, Světlá nad Sázavou or Čerčany. It is necessary to change the train there to local ones going to Zruč nad Sázavou.

By bus[edit]

There are 3 direct buses daily (Mo-Fr) from Prague (from the bus station Prague-Roztyly) to Zruč nad Sázavou and many other local buses with the need to change buses.

By car[edit]

Rent a car or use your own is also an option. Use highway D1 from Prague to Brno and use the exit 56 to get here.

Get around[edit]

By bicycle[edit]

There is a large network of cycling paths around the town. The local cycling path along the river is nice way how to spend time with short ride as well as in-line skating or walking.

By foot[edit]

The best way for exploring the town is walking. Everything is close and well-signed.

See[edit]

  •    Castle Zruč nad SázavouZámek 1; 285 22 Zruč nad Sázavou +420 327 531 329, e-mail: . The castle is open daily 10AM-5PM in high season (April 26 - September 31), it is necessary to make a reservation during the rest of the year. You can choose from castle tours - short (interiors), long (interiors, chapel, tower, gallery) or tower. There is also possibility to buy tickets for museums or for adventurous trail of the Knight Milota from Kolowrat. Prices for adult/child; short tour CZK 50/30, long tour CZK 100/50, tower CZK 30/20.
  •    Museum of dolls and teddy bears (Království panenek), Zámek 1; 285 22 Zruč nad Sázavou (in the castle),  +420 327 531 329, e-mail: . The museum is open daily 10AM-5PM in high season (April 26 - September 31), it is necessary to make a reservation during the rest of the year. Come and visit the attic of castle, where dolls and teddy bears live together, play and read books. CZK 50/30 Adult/Child.
  •    Museum of shoemaking ("Od verpánku k Baťovi"), Zámek 1; 285 22 Zruč nad Sázavou (in the castle),  +420 327 531 329, e-mail: . The museum is open daily 10AM-5PM in high season (April 26 - September 31), it is necessary to make a reservation during the rest of the year. You can visit museum of shoemaking on the ground floor of castle. CZK 30/20 Adult/Child.
  •    Park of castle (around the castle), Zámek 1; 285 22 Zruč nad Sázavou. The park is open daily. The castle is surrounded by park with lots of statues and more or less rare species of trees. You can also find other monuments such as tower of Kolowrat, former storehouse, bower with small pond, moat or old cemetery for dogs. For free.
  •    Church of the Elevation of the Holy Cross (Kostel Povýšení svatého Kříže), Ke kostelu; 285 22 Zruč nad Sázavou. The Church is open only during services. The church forms together with castle a panorama for visitors who come from the south. You can see a mortuary next to the church. For free.

Do[edit]

  •    Tracks for marbles5.května 401; 285 22 Zruč nad Sázavou. The playground is open daily. Playground with special tracks for marbles, swings, climbing frames, traffic course etc. For free.

Buy[edit]

  •    Information officeZámek 1, 285 22 Zruč nad Sázavou (in the castle),  +420 327 531 329, e-mail: . Information centre is open daily 26 April-31 September 10AM-5PM, for the rest of the year Mo,We 7AM-5PM Tu,Th 7AM-3PM Fr 7 AM-2PM. Along to tickets to castle you can buy some souveniers such as postcards, books, T-shirts, local spirits made of honey, calendars, ceramics, candels etc.

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Cafés and confectioner's[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Kutná Hora — historical town with famous St. Barbara cathedral, old silver mines and the Chapel of All Saints, which is decorated with thousands of human bones; 30 km away by car, trains and buses are also an option
  • Český Šternberk, castle
  • Sázava, monastery
  • Ledeč nad Sázavou, castle
  • View-tower Bohdanka, wooden view-tower
  • Museum of beekeeping - Hulice, interactive exposition
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