Loket is a medieval castle built on a rock surrounded by the Ohře River. Thanks to this impregnable position, it was also called the Key to the Kingdom of Bohemia, because it was believed that if this castle was conquered, the entire Kingdom of Bohemia could be conquered, and so Charles IV marked this castle as a residence that must never be conquered.
Loket is also the name of a truly charming town that is certainly worth a bird’s eye view from the castle tower. Apart from the castle, the town is dominated by the Baroque Holy Trinity Column, a number of historic townhouses and the remains of the walls.
Loket Castle has a dark history, which visitors can admire mainly in the exhibition of torture. Watching the moving life-size mannequins demonstrating various methods of torture to visitors will certainly be an unforgettable experience. The mysterious atmosphere of the castle has been appreciated by many artists in the past, among them J. W. Goethe. You can make up for this somewhat rough expedition by visiting the Porcelain Exhibition in the Heitmann House.