This article is about the map featured in Operation Breakout of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. For the map creator also known as THE CASTLE, see Russell Meakim.

Intense nighttime battles form in caves, the forest and room-to-room as terrorists attempt to destroy this historic castle built into the side of a mountain.
―Map Description[1]

Castle (de_castle) is a community created bomb defusal map designed by Yanzl and featured as part of Operation Breakout in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

On the October 13, 2016 update, the map was removed from the game files, making Castle inaccessible via console.


The map takes place in an old castle built into the side of a mountain, and features large open cave areas. Many connectors present in this map give Terrorists many options during a single round, and help Counter-Terrorists retake the lost bombsites. The castle`s architecture makes the map`s layout different from other maps and adds vertical elements.  Terrorists spawn outside the walls, in a forest area with a waterfall creating a small shallow river, while Counter-Terrorists spawn on a balcony overlooking a village. Terrorists can either choose to go right into the caves or to go left to Mid and Courtyard. Bombsite A is set in the caverns and has some pillars for cover. Counter-Terrorists can reach this site either by Kitchen or by Back Stairs leading from the side balcony upstairs. Bombsite B is situated around a well inside the walls. Terrorists can attack this site through the hole in the wall from Courtyard or from the Connector to A. 


  • The map is based on the Predjama Castle in Slovenia. 
    • Many of the signs in this map are in both Slovene and English language.
    • The welcome sign near the Counter-Terrorists spawn reads "Grad Vspredvotline" , meaning "in front of the hole", a parody on Predjama meaning "before the cave". 

Update History

July 1, 2014


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