town in the Czech Republic

Loket is a town in Bohemia in Western Czech Republic with a population of 3,200.


Loket is a very picturesque village surrounded by a curve in the Ohře River.

Get inEdit

The bus from Karlovy Vary provides a very beautiful scenic view of the town. There are 7 departures per day during the week, taking 20 minutes and costing 20Kč.

You can also walk along a marked trail from Karlovy Vary, 17km away.

Get aroundEdit

The town is tiny and can easily be covered on foot.


  • 1 Loket Castle (Hrad Loket). April–October 9:00-17:00, November–March 9:00-16:00. Built in the late 14th century. Used as a prison from 1788 to 1947. Restored in the 1970s. 90Kč.    
  • 2 Black Gate Tower (Černá Věž). Includes small art gallery and wine shop. Fantastic views. 15Kč.  
  • 3 St. Anne Chapel.  
  • 4 Town Hall.  
  • Bookbinding Museum, Town Hall. 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00. 35Kč.
  • 5 Church of St. Wencelas.  


  • Rafting Trips.
    • Rafting Ohre. Rafting trips and boat rental. 2-person canoes: 500Kč to 750Kč; 4-person boats: 1,200Kč to 2,400Kč.



Loket is famous for its porcelain and there are several crafts shops in town.

  • Ceska Sporitelna. Features and ATM and money exchange.





  • 1 [dead link] Lazy River Hostel, Kostelni 61 (Very close to the castle.), +420 602 946 047, . 12 beds. Very homely place. Dorm bed: €10.
  • Pension Masonic House, TG Masaryka 115 (In the main square). 400Kč, including breakfast.
  • Pension Ulrika (In the main square). 4 rooms. 500Kč, including breakfast.




  • Infocentrum, TG Masaryka 12. January–March: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00; April–December: Monday-Sunday 10:00-12:00, 13:-17:00. Tourist information. Internet access available. Internet access: 40Kč per hour.

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