Loket (German: Elbogen) is a picturesque town in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic, located 140km west of Prague and 40km east of the border to Germany.
It is a popular tourist destination due to its its well-preserved medieval architecture, the castle and its stunning setting on the meander of the Ohře River. The town is often referred to as "Loket Castle" because of the prominent Loket Castle (Hrad Loket), which is a significant historical landmark in the area.
The 12th century castle sits atop a rocky hill overlooking Loket, surrounded on three sides by the Ohře river and providing excellent views of the surrounding countryside.
The city dates back to the 13th century, when a settlement started to grow around the castle.
How to get to Loket
Loket has a train station with trains to Prague, Karlovy Vary and Cheb. It can also easily be reached by car.
There are many hotels and other accomodation options in Loket, both inside the old town and around it, all bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Town hall 02 St Wenceslas church 03 St Wenceslas church 04 Street to castle 05 Staroslovanska kuchyne restaurant
06 Loket castle 07 Loket castle 08 Castle entrance 09 Cannon balls and grave cross 10 Loket castle room
11 Castle rampart 12 Loket castle 13 Loket castle 14 Loket castle
15 Loket skyline 16 Bridge over Ohre river 17 Loket skyline 18 Castle tower staircase
19 Castle tower staircase 20 Loket castle room 21 Loket castle room 22 Castle chapel
23 Loket castle room 24 Weapons museum inside castle 25 Castle rampart 26 Loket castle
27 Market place square 28 Market place square
29 Market place square 30 Market place square 31 Market place square
32 Market place square 33 Market place square 34 Neoclassical building on market square 35 Neoclassical building on market square
36 Ohre river 37 Ohre river 38 Ohre river 39 Loket castle
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