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Information centre

Turistické informační centrum Kuks, č. p. 72

Tourist Information Centre Kuks

Contact us
+420 499 422 423


Kuks 72 (Jeschke Manson)
544 43 Kuks

Opening times
April: Fri, Sat, Sun

May–September: Tue–Sun

October: Fri, Sat, Sun


Fortress Josefov

A Baroque fortress with a unique labyrinth of underground defence tunnels. Take an atmospheric candlelight tour.

The defensive grounds were commissioned by Emperor Josef II to protect against Prussian attack. However, the fort was simply bypassed by the enemy, who never attempted to seize it.

The stone to build it was even sourced from Braun's Nativity Scene. In fact, some original statues made by Matthias Braun are stored there. Braun also created the Plague Column for the square in the adjacent town of Jaroměř. Nearby stands a bust of the artist.

Our tip
The Railway Museum. The heat plant in Jaroměř is packed with steam locomotives. The oldest dates back 140 years.