Město Loket
Město Loket
Město Loket
Město Loket
Hrad Loket
Město Loket
Město Loket

The Castle

The Castle

The castle forms the dominant of Loket and played an important function in its history. We estimate the castle was constructed in the third quarter of   the 12th century on basis discovered Romanesque components

The Church of St Wenceslas

The Church of St Wenceslas

The church is situated on the origin Gothic church that was burn down in 1725. Construction of the new Baroque church was completed in 1734. Interior of it is rather valuable; the altar paintings are ascribed to Petr Brandl, the side altars are probably created by the local sculptor Jan Wildt. There are also older statues saved from the fire; statue of Christ and the late Gothic Madonna. The church was designed by Wolfgang Braunbock.

The Town Hall

The Town Hall

The town hall is built in early Baroque style and it is situated on the southern edge of the square. It was designed by Abraham Leuthner and was completed in 1696. Nowadays there is a municipal authority and a public library.

The Column of the Holy Trinity

The Column of the Holy Trinity

The column was erected in the middle of square and it is situated between two fountains. This beautiful monument was designed by Jan Karel Stülp.

The Chapel of St Mary

The Chapel of St Mary

Chapel dated back to 18th century and it used to be an important stopping during procession into pilgrimage church of Assumption of Virgin Mary in Chlum sv. Maří. Thanks to tacit support of Mr Kränzle it was reconstructed.

The Chapel of St Anna

The Chapel of St Anna

The chapel can be found near basic school and it was built in front of the former town’s gate. It is an expression of the gratitude to St Anna for her ‘help’ against the French troops trying to conquer the town in 1742.

The Statue of Johann Wolfgang Goethe

The Statue of Johann Wolfgang Goethe

The statue of the great poet and writer created by Willibald Russ was erected opposite the Chapel of St Anna in 1932. J.W. Goethe used to visit Loket. It was also here he celebrated his 74th birthday with Mrs Levetzow and her daughters. The poet fell in love with young Ulrika von Levetzow but he also experienced with amorous disillusion after her refusal his asking to marry him. Then he never returned to Loket.

Town Walls

Town Walls

Part of the town walls was reconstructed. Complex of them gives more comprehensive picture of the form and fortification system of the town in the past times.