Information Centre - Jirkov town:
Kostelní 47, 431 11 Jirkov, Czech Republik
tel+fax: +420 474 654 265
Opening hours – in the main season
from 1st May to 30th September
Tuesday - Friday 10 am – 4:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays 10 am - 5 pm
Guided tour of the Clock Tower and Town Cellars - provided by the Information Centre staff
The Clock Tower
in the season from the 1 May to 31 October: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 to 16:30
the admission is CZK 20.- / 10.- (adults / children, students, old-age and health pensioners)
The Clock Tower is a part of the St. Giles dean church. It was added to the church in the years 1540-1545.
The top floor offers a view of the town panorama and the surrounding areas
The Town Cellars
in the season from 1 May to 31 October: Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 to 16:00
the admission is CZK 50.-/30.- (adults / children, students, old-age and health pensioners) - guided tour for groups of four people at least
The Town Cellars were constructed in a sand-stone hillock under the command of Kryštof of Karlovice, the feudal manor holder, between 1555 – 1595. Majority of the subterranean network survived until the present time.
There are five similar complex cellar networks in the Czech Republic, the Jirkov cellars being the oldest of them. They are precious from the geological as well as historical point of view.