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In Opočno, the traffic situation changed in 2011 as a result of the introduction of a pedestrian zone in the town centre - specifically in Kodymova, Charouzova, Vorlova, Hradební and Zámecká streets and the entire Trčka Square. THE PARKING LOT BY THE CASTLE HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
BUS PARKING 1 - We recommend! - 450 m from the castle, free of charge, sufficient capacity, no parking time limit!
BUS PARKING 2 - after the passengers´ getting off the bus on the Kupka´s square (Kupkovo náměstí).
CAR PARKING 1 - Part of the parking areas from Monday to Friday with a time limit (2 hours).
CAR PARKING 2 - We recommend! - 450 m from the castle, free of charge, sufficient capacity, no parking time limit!
Turn in Třebechovice to Opočno and Dobruška to the road number 298.
(Pay attention! The underpass in the village Očelice is only 3,3 m hight. For double deckers and high buses we recommend to turn on the road number 11 in Týniště nad Orlicí to the road number 304 to Opočno).
In Opočno follow the main road to Kupka's sguare (Kupkovo náměstí). Park your car on Kupka´s square (Kupkovo náměstí) or bus in some bus parking and walk straight on to Castle street (Zámecká ulice) and along the park wall to Trčka's square (Trčkovo náměstí).
On the road number 298. to Kupka's square (Kupkovo náměstí). Park your car on Kupka´s square (Kupkovo náměstí) or bus on some bus parking and walk straight on to Castle street (Zámecká ulice) and along the park wall to Trčka's square (Trčkovo náměstí).
Bus stops are in Kupka's sguare (Kupkovo náměstí) about 250 m from the castle.
You can come from two directions - from Týniště nad Orlicí (Hradec Králové, Choceň, Letohrad) and from Náchod. Opočno railway station is about 3 km away from the castle. The bus connection between the railway station and the town is very limited, mainly on Saturdays and Sundays. Get information directly at the firm which run the transport.
Handicapped tours can pick up a pedestrian zone entry permit at the Opočno Information Centre (Valid only during IC opening hours).
Opočno Castle is not a wheelchair accessible monument. Of the accessible rooms, only the opening "African Hall" with African collections is wheelchair accessible. The stairs are a barrier to visiting the castle interiors of the first and second floor.
A toilet for people with reduced mobility is part of the visitor's facilities in the first courtyard.
Both courtyards of the castle are barrier-free. Visitors enter the grounds from Trčkov Square. The surface of the access road from the entrance gate and the first courtyard of the castle is flat and solid, covered with fine gravel. Courtyard II (arcade) is paved with flat stone slabs. When entering the arcade galleries, it is necessary to climb a low step (up to 10 cm).
Visitors with disabilities in wheelchairs can see the castle park with the exteriors of the palm greenhouse (orangery) and the summer palace. Entrance to the park from the courtyard is by a stone staircase - it is possible to enter the park from Zámecká Street.
Brief description of the exhibitions (in 4 languages) download
Barrier-free map of Czech republic:
It is not possible to visit the castle with a dog!
Tour of the courtyard and park with a dog:
All outdoor areas of the grounds are open to visitors with dogs. Dogs are not allowed off-leash!
Bicycle racks are available for cyclists in the first courtyard of the castle.
It is forbidden to use any vehicles on the premises, including bicycles (the only exceptions are wheelchairs for the disabled and prams).
Children are especially recommended to visit the castle park. The park is accessible for strollers from Chateau Street.
A changing table is available in the visitor's bathroom.