Friday, February 3, 2023

Rabí – the largest castle ruin in Bohemia

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Rabí Castle, which was built at the beginning of the 13th century, is the king of all Czech castles. If you carefully measured the...

Tolštejn Castle – the best preserved ruin in the Lusatian Mountains

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Today, Tolštejn is the ruins of a medieval castle in the Lužické hory near Jiřetín pod Jedlovou, which was first mentioned in 1337. Every...

Kámen Castle – a romantic castle on a rock made of...

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About halfway between Pelhřimov and Tábor, in the slightly undulating region of Pacovsko, lies Kámen Castle. Originally a Gothic castle, it was built in...

Sloup Rock Castle and Hermitage

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The castle is a protected site. It is made of significantly eroded compact sandstone rock with vertical or even overhanging rock faces and an...

Helfštýn Castle near Lipník nad Bečvou – guardian of the Moravian...

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Helfštýn Castle is only 4 km from Lipník nad Bečvou. It is a natural cultural center of the region and a well-known place of...

Frýdlant Castle and Chateau

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The original medieval castle, extended in the 16th century to a Renaissance chateau, became the property of the famous Thirty Years War commander, Albrecht...

Falkenštejn Castle ruins in Bohemian Switzerland

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Falkenštejn, or Falcon Castle, whose ruins can be visited in beautiful Bohemian Switzerland, one kilometer from Jetřichovice, was founded at the turn of the...

Dívčí Kámen – a romantic ruin at the confluence of the...

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The area around Dívčí Kámen Castle is also very varied from a botanical and zoological point of view, thanks to the combination of rock...

Vranov Castle – Pantheon

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About 8 km from Turnov, on Malá Skála, the Vranov rock castle, better known today as the Pantheon, stands on a steep cliff above...

Why Czech Republic has so many castles around

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One reason that the Czech Republic has so many castles is due to its strategic location in central Europe. The country has a rich...

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