Czech Republic Journals

Defense and guard fortress

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A travel journal to Czech Republic by Zhebiton

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Quote: Castles of the Czech Republic is very different from each other not only in historical significance, but also for its architectural style and direction.

Egerberk Castle Ruins

Attraction | "unique view of ancient ruins"

Egerberk Castle Ruins Photo, Lestkov, Czech Republic
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In the north-western part of Bohemia, on the left bank of the river, on top of one of the three hills near the village of Lestkov, are very romantic and picturesque ruins of the ancient castle Egerberk. According to studies, the initial plan of the castle was in the form of an ellipse, occupies an area of ​​two hundred and eighty square meters. He was surrounded by a deep ditch with him thrown over a drawbridge and bulk shaft height of fifteen feet. Exterior walls two meters thick perfectly played the role of the main protection for the inhabitants of Egerberka. Inside the walls, in the eastern part of the almost rectangular courtyard, was a three-story building that served as home to the owners of th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 17, 2012

Egerberk Castle Ruins
Near Klasterec nad Ohří
Lestkov, Czech Republic

Chebsky Hrad (Cheb Castle) Photo, Cheb, Czech Republic
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Chebský hrad great castle in the Romanesque style, located just above the river Orgzhi in the region of Bohemia. This is the only one in the Czech Republic Castle, built in the Romanesque style.The castle was built by King Frederick I Barbarossa, to whom the land passed by inheritance. At that time it was German territory, and the castle was called Eger (Eger - is the German name for the river Orgzhi).Before our time is fully preserved Black Tower (end of XII century). Its height is 18, 5 meters. The tower was built of rough blocks of tufa in black, for which he was named Black.In the XIX century the castle was reconstructed in the pseudo-Gothic style. The best preserved chapel of Sa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 17, 2012

Chebsky Hrad (Cheb Castle)
Dobrovského 2062/21
Cheb, Czech Republic
739 322 494

Frydlant Castle

Attraction | "one of the largest and most important "

Frydlant Castle Photo, Frýdlant, Bohemia
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In May 2011 the castle Frýdlant celebrated the 210th anniversary. Frýdlant is one of the largest and most important ancient complexes in northern Bohemia, is also considered one of the most ancient castles and museums in Central Europe. The construction of the fortress began in the mid-13th century, and now the castle complex includes two main buildings: a medieval castle and the castle in Renaissance style.Only since 1278 have appeared in the annals of the data on the owners of the castle. During this time he went into the hands of an old family Bieberstein, and so formed the final version of the fortress complex. Around the years 1558-1621 Frýdlant captured Redern race for the continuati...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 17, 2012

Frydlant Castle

Frydlant, Czech Republic
482 312 130

Castle Sternberk

Attraction | "it's perfectly example of late Gothic"

Castle Sternberk Photo, Cesky Sternberk, Czech Republic
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The castle was built by local aristocrat Zdeslavom Divishovtsem and at first was called "Pearl Posazavy." Then members of the genus Divishovtsev, like many other Czech nobles, changed the name to the German style. Family Coat of Arms is depicted as a mnogokonechnoy stars, located on a blue background. The name of the emblem, translated from German as "Star Mountain", was born a new name Shtrenberk, because the star in German - "Stern", the hill - "berg." So now the race is one of the Sternberk dynasties, known since ancient times in the Czech Republic. Then it was the most powerful fortress of the Czech Republic and is considered safe because of the inaccessible terrain. Fortress in the original Gothi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 17, 2012

Castle Sternberk
Above the Sazava River
Cesky Sternberk, Czech Republic
(+420) 317 855 101

Chateau Liblice

Attraction | "Chateau Baroque"

Chateau Liblice Photo, Melnik, Bulgaria
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Castle Chateau Baroque (Liblice) is located not far from Prague. It was built for the Czech noble family by the architect of the Italian Giovanni Battista Allipraidi, who designed the most famous architectural masterpieces in the Czech Republic.Baroque Castle Chateau was built in the 17th century and is considered the gem of the same name as a style in architecture and interior decoration. Popular wedding celebrations in Liblice - the very situation of the castle gives a feeling of romance and fairy tales.Several years ago, the Baroque chateau was rebuilt, after which every tourist can enjoy its beauty and splendor. Reconstruction was carried out at the expense of the European Union, the h...Read More

Chateau Liblice

Liblice, Czech Republic
420 315 632 111

Strekov Castle

Attraction | "Hrad Strekov"

Strekov Castle Photo, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
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In the south of the Czech Republic on the right bank of the Elbe rises a rocky hill, on one of the ledges which at an altitude of 100 m (260 m above sea level) built the castle Strshekov. From the XIV century, when the castle was built, he changed many owners. All of them I do not remember the story, but people remember the many artists, musicians and poets who attended Strshekov in the XIX century. For instance, the Czechs must inform tourists that Strshekov described in his letters to Goethe, that the gloomy walls of the castle inspired Wagner when he wrote the opera Tannhäuser. Now in honor of this event in the castle include a restaurant Wagner.In the XIV century on the hill was built ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 11, 2012

Strekov Castle
Na Zacházce 844
Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic 400 03
475 530 682

Telc Chateau

Attraction | "most fabulous palace "

Telc Chateau Photo, Telc, Czech Republic
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The results of sociological research itself Czechs (2007) Castle Telč received well-deserved first place in the list of "most fabulous places the Czech Republic."Telchsky Castle is located in the eponymous town in southern Bohemia. Date of foundation of the castle is not known. On the one hand there are indications that already in 1099 had built the first defensive walls, on the other hand written mention of the castle date back to Telč only the beginning of the 14th century.The founder of the first Gothic castle (later it was rebuilt) is considered the father of German Emperor Charles IV, who lived in these places.The castle and its fortifications played a key role in th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 11, 2012

Telc Chateau
Námestí Zachariáše Z Hradce
Telc, Czech Republic

Trosky Castle

Attraction | "awesome views from the castle"

Trosky Castle Photo, Jicin, Czech Republic
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Within the reserve, "Czech Paradise", which is located on the north-east, rises the castle Trosky.The first written mention of the fortress is traditionally referred to as 1396, when its owner was Čeněk Vartenbergsky. About his life we ​​know only that he was born in 1379, and during the first Gusistskih wars (1419-1434 gg.) Was the commander of the army of the royalists.Whatever it was, after the death of Čeněk Vartenbergskogo stronghold captured King Vaclav IV. In world history it is known as Wenzel I, King of Germany, which overthrew the German throne in 1400, as the Czech throne, however, stayed behind.There is also the view that the castle was sold to Vaclav IV durin...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 11, 2012

Trosky Castle

Jicin, Czech Republic

Pernstejn Castle-Hrad Pernstejn

Attraction | "One of the most interesting and oldest castles "

Pernstejn Castle-Hrad Pernstejn Photo, Pernstejn, Czech Republic
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Pershteyn - one of the most interesting and oldest castles Czech Republic, located forty kilometers from Brno. He is buried in the impenetrable forest on a hill located on the river Svratka. The Castle is a powerful, well-fortified building, which is like a guardian, rising above the river valley. Pershteyn fairly well preserved. In the castle complex is the tower, which houses two halls: for the conspirators and the Gothic Knights, a charming tower, called "Varvarushka" triangular shaped palace with a chapel and courtyard. The whole castle is surrounded by deep moats Pershteyn and has four fortified gates. Terrific impression Horned Tower, which can penetrate only at the last floor of the main buildi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 15, 2012

Pernstejn Castle-Hrad Pernstejn
Nedvedicka
Pernstejn, Czech Republic
+420 566 566 101

Prague Castle (Hradcany Castle)

Attraction | "A national monument of culture "

Prague Castle (Hradcany Castle) Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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One of the great assets of the Czech capital is a castle, "Prague Castle". The translation into other languages, it means "strength" of the city of Prague. "Prague Castle" - is the largest castle in the world. Three of the yard, outside the palace complex, a lot of beautiful buildings, situated on its territory is an area of ​​over 7 hectares. In order to examine its territory, tourists will need a lot of energy, since all the sightseeing tours walking. The castle stands on a high hill above the town. We can say that this is a large museum of ancient architecture, situated in the open. The "Prague Castle" a lot of houses and the famous monuments of ancient architecture. Here are the St. Vitus Cathedra...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 15, 2012

Prague Castle (Hradcany Castle)
Castle District, Hradcany
Prague, Czech Republic 119 08
420 2 2437 3368

Castle Rozmberk

Attraction | "Gothic castle "

Castle Rozmberk Photo, Bohemia, Czech Republic
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Rosenberg Castle is located near the town of Rožmberk nad Vltavou in South Bohemia. Originally the fortress was the residence of the family of Czech aristocrats - the Rosenbergs. The castle was founded at the beginning of the thirteenth century. The first documented mention of the castle dates from the 1253 year. This document is signed "Wok von Rosenberg."Rosenberg over Valta is one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic. The fortress itself is situated on one of the hills Šumava mountains, surrounded on all sides by century-old coniferous forests. Forest encircle the mirrored waters of the Vltava River.Gothic castle building in the history of Rosenberg rebuilt on...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 15, 2012

Castle Rozmberk
Rozmberk nad Vltavou 68
Bohemia, Bohemia 382 18
+420 380 749 838

Sychrov Castle

Attraction | "mystery and legends"

Sychrov Castle Photo, Sychrov, Czech Republic
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Sychrov Castle is located about 100 km from Prague, it is called the pearl of the picturesque north Bohemia. This castle is shrouded in mystery and legends about ghosts and belongs to one of the most significant historical buildings in the Czech Republic.The history of the place where the castle is the 15th century. At that time there was located a fort, which was the property of the Czech royal house. In its place in the 16th century stone mansion was built in 1690 - 1693 years in the Baroque style built by the knight Lamotte d'Frintroppom. In 1740 the estate was bought by František of Wallenstein. Nearly eighty years the building was used for agricultural purposes and to accommodate the ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 15, 2012

Sychrov Castle
Village of Sychrov
Liberec Region, Czech Republic

Castle Loket-Hrad Loket

Attraction | "Who loves quiet - go there"

Castle Loket-Hrad Loket Photo, Loket, Czech Republic
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In the Czech Republic, near the famous health resorts throughout Europe, Karlovy Vary, 120 km west of Prague, located majestic medieval castle Loket. On a high hill, surrounded by small, resembling toys, houses, towers mysterious and majestic castle. It received its name from the word "elbow", because the bend Ohře resembles the shape bent at the elbow human hand. Date of foundation of the castle is not known, presumably it for more than eight hundred years.There are reports that say that the castle was originally built as a border fortress, but over the years of its existence it has served many other functions. And used as a prison and as a residence for the rest of the Czech high-ranking...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 24, 2011

Castle Loket-Hrad Loket
12 Km from Karlovy Vary
Loket, Czech Republic

Melnik Castle

Attraction | "The castle is located in a picturesque place"

Melnik Castle Photo, Melnik, Bulgaria
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Located at some 30 km from Prague old castle attracts tourists from all over the world, to whom he appears in all its glory, discovers secrets hidden rooms, cozy dining room and tea and luxurious main hall. The rich interior of the castle hides the real wealth, which in the course of centuries, were a unique collection of paintings, trophies, furniture and glass. The castle is located in a picturesque location with beautiful views of the legendary mountain Říp, which rose forefather Čech. Behind the walls of the castle you will discover the secrets of the aristocracy of the past centuries, new evidence the country's history and just a lot of interesting facts.Cast...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 24, 2011

Melnik Castle
Svatova¡clavska¡ 19/16
Melnik, Bulgaria

Orli­k Castle

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Attraction | "The history of the castle is connected with the legend"

Orli­k Castle Photo, Orlík nad Vltavou, Czech Republic
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Czech Republic to the south of Prague on the Vltava river rises the castle Orlik. Its location on the cliff like an eagle's nest. By visiting this castle you can see the exhibition about the life of Schwarzenberg family. The exhibit also presents archaeological findings, which were found in the vicinity of the castle and related to the times of ancient Greece and Troy.The keen interest is a collection of awards and personal weapons Schwarzenberg. Among the exhibits of this exhibition and the things that confirm the friendship of Charles I of Schwarzenberg with Napoleon and the Russian Tsar Alexander I: silver chess, presented by the Emperor of France and beautiful sword, presented to the R...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 24, 2011

Orli­k Castle

Orli­k nad Vltavou, Czech Republic
382 275 101

Litomysl Castle

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Attraction | "Zamek Litomysl is wonderful for wedding "

Litomysl Castle Photo, Litomysl, Czech Republic
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Zamek Litomysl located in the same city is a monumental architectural composition of the era of the great masters of the Renaissance. Construction of the castle lasted from 1568 to 1581 years. Litomishlsky lock - an outstanding and immaculately preserved example of an arcade castle. For the first time, the projects on construction of the castle, were developed in Italy, then, to create a fundamentally new type of evolutionary architectural structure, supplemented and modified in the Czech Republic. The noble dynasty Pernštejn, restored the original medieval castle, made in the Renaissance style in the second half of the 16th century. Despite the renovation, which took place later in the la...Read More

Litomysl Castle
Jiráskova 93
Litomysl, Czech Republic

Krivoklát Castle

Attraction | "In my opinion, one of the best castles Czech Republic"

Krivoklát Castle Photo, Karlstejn, Czech Republic
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Ancient hunting lodge located in Krivoklat Berun Valley near the town of Rakovník, which is 40 kilometers from Prague. It was built in the 11th century to the princes Přemyslid to princes could come here to hunt and rest with his retinue. Now the former hunting grounds - a nature reserve protected by UNESCO.For the 900-year history of the castle changed owners several times, finishing work which, at its discretion. In the 13th century fort early Middle Ages were replaced by stone castles, and there began the construction of the castle with ramparts and dungeon, the majestic tower, which has been preserved until our time. Later, new towers were built, rectangular palace with castles, from w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 17, 2011

Krivoklát Castle

Karlstejn, Czech Republic

Gardens and Castle at Kromeriz

Attraction | "world cultural heritage by UNESCO"

Gardens and Castle at Kromeriz Photo, Moravia, Czech Republic
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Kromeriz is located on the site existed in the past across the river Morava, at the foot of the mountain massif Chřiby, towering over the central part of Moravia. City of Kromeriz (Kremzir in German or in English Kromerits) was founded in 1260 Bruno of Schaumburg, Bishop of Olomouc, who suffered a back portion of the diocese. The city was severely damaged as a result of the Thirty Years' War, and twice plundered by Swedish troops. After the war, Bishop Charles II of Liechtenstein built a city and re-restored palace. Gardens and Castle Kromeritsa - an exceptional architectural complex, well-preserved example of the magnificent buildings in the style of European baroque gardens.T...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 17, 2011

Gardens and Castle at Kromeriz

Kromeriz, Zlin Region, Moravia

Cesky Krumlov Castle

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Attraction | "Zamek Cesky Krumlov"

Cesky Krumlov Castle Photo, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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Zamek Cesky Krumlov is one of the most popular and revered monuments in Central Europe. Due to its majestic appearance, the original architectural layout and interior decoration of an innovative lock brings its guests in the medieval era of evolution of European architecture.The fort was named in honor of its founder Lord of the genus Vitkovich Krumlov. The monumental complex of the castle of Cesky Krumlov, as it is known locally, is located on a rocky spur of the medulla. On the south side it bends around the Vltava River in the north - a river Polechnitse. In general, the castle includes 40 buildings and palaces, centered around five courtyards and seven acres of gardens. The total area ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 17, 2011

Cesky Krumlov Castle
Cesky Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Castle Lednice

Attraction | "Zamek Lednice"

Castle Lednice Photo, Czech Republic, Europe
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In the south of Moravia, 12 km from the village of Mikulov and about 50 km from the city of Brno, on the right bank of the river Dyje the castle Lednice. Surrounded by a wonderful French garden and English park, the castle is considered one of the romantic attractions of the Czech Republic.For the first time mention of a place "Ayssgrub" (with it. "Ice Pit"), found in documents in 1222. Once there was a fortress built to protect the river crossing. In 1412 it received its present name "Lednice", which translated from the Czech means "icy river." A hundred years later the castle is owned by the family of Liechtenstein.In the 16th century castle was rebuilt into a Renaissance cas...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 17, 2011

Castle Lednice

South Moravia, Czech Republic

Zleby Castle

Attraction | "one of the most unique buildings Romanticism"

Zleby Castle Photo, Czech Republic, Europe
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Zhleby Castle - the famous feudal patrimony Lyuhtenburgov. The name originates from the word castle Zhlaba, which means "mouth of the river." Castle is located in the Czech Republic, 25 km from the popular tourist town of Kutna Hora. This is a romantic building stands on the banks of the river Doubrava menacingly dominating all the surrounding areas.Zhleby Castle is considered to be the most harmonious structure throughout the Czech Republic, which attracts tourists not only for its beauty, but also ghosts. The legend of ghosts takes its origin from the 19th century when, according to the story, here died tragically governess. Since then, her spirit wanders the Dead of the castle and has a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 4, 2011

Zleby Castle
Kutná Hora
Czech Republic, Europe

Zvikov Castle

Attraction | "The Czech Gothic"

Zvikov Castle Photo, Bohemia, Czech Republic
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Narrow fortress located on Zvikov confluence of two rivers Vltava and Ostrava. The castle was founded by Premysl Otakar I, he died in 1230, and at that time was built the present tower Glizovaya. The first written mention of the castle belongs to 1234, is described by Count Conrad of Yanovis, during the reign of Wenceslas I.The oldest part of the castle is a massive quadrangular tower Glizova. This tower was conceived as a corner element, which should fit the wings of the castle. Wing for the church was built in the reign of King Wenceslas I. And with the help of Premysl Otakar II added four wings, which is unusual layout of the time. The castle was inhabited many cozy rooms, especially in...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 4, 2011

Zvikov Castle
Zvikovsky Podrahdi
Bohemia, Bohemia

Karlstejn Castle

Attraction | "the most popular castle in the Czech Republic"

Karlstejn Castle Photo, Karlstejn, Czech Republic
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Karlstejn Castle or simply Karluv Tyn, as it is called the indigenous population, is the most popular castle in the Czech Republic. Located near the Prague Castle this Gothic era of Emperor Charles IV affects the magnificence of its architecture. Castle Karshteyn not just an ordinary residence of Czech rulers, its history for more than six centuries, is inextricably linked with the destiny of the country.Karlstejn Castle was founded in the middle of XIV century (1348 g). By order of the King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV in the high limestone rock near the river channel Berounka was laid the foundation of a new imperial summer residence of the Gothic style. Const...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 4, 2011

Karlstejn Castle
Statni hrad Karlstejn
Karlstejn, Bohemia 26718
420 311 681 617

Konopiste Castle

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Attraction | "one of the most beautiful and popular castles Czech Republic"

Konopiste Castle Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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Konopiště considered one of the most beautiful and popular castles Czech Republic. The majestic building for more than seven hundred years, dominates the countryside, 45 km south-east of Prague. Originally the castle was a defensive tower with a moat of cylindrical shape and suspension bridge. Over time, Konopiště was expanded in the spirit of French Gothic to the mighty fortress: the walls with two belts Párkányi, seven round towers (four corners, one d middle of the eastern and western walls, and a main tower with a gate - the very first tower, which is preserved to the present days). Each era brought something new to look at the castle. In the XVII century it was modified Go...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 4, 2011

Konopiste Castle
Konopiste 1
Benesov, Czech Republic
317 721 366

Aichelburg Wood Castle

Attraction | "Castle Ayhelburg "

Aichelburg Wood Castle Photo, Czech Republic, Europe
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Castle Ayhelburg conveniently located on a rocky ledge on the eastern slope of the mountains Pec pod Sněžkou nearly blew Dark village, in welcoming the Czech Republic. Built the castle on the arched bridge over the river Upou. The height of this tiny castle fortress is 115 meters above the river (or 734 meters above sea level). Today, it is a small fortress, consisting of a wooden extension and residues observation tower with battlements. In the direction of the castle are two paths, which lead regular walking tours throughout the year. Inside the fortress there is a spacious hall, fully made of wood. There are many personal possessions of Count Berthold Ayhelburga, in whose honor was erected this for...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2011

Aichelburg Wood Castle

Czech Republic, Europe

Bezdez Castle

Attraction | "Hrad Bezdez"

Bezdez Castle Photo, Bezdez, Czech Republic
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Castle Bezděz located in the Czech Republic, at a distance of 20 kilometers from the city of Lipa Ceska. Near the castle is Macha's Lake, named in honor of the great Czech poet Karel Macha Ginko. Bezděz - a classic example of Gothic architectural style, mixed here two directions - Early French and German Gothic. You can climb to the castle on a steep mountain path length of about one kilometer. The rise of a fairly heavy, but at the end of a tired traveler will be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding area.Bezděz partially destroyed. There is no accommodation, this is only the remnants of the old fortress, fortified in our own time, and fitted with handrails and stair...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2011

Bezdez Castle

Bezdez, Czech Republic

Grabstejn-Grafenstein Castle

Attraction | "Grafenstein hrad"

Grabstejn-Grafenstein Castle Photo, Liberec, Czech Republic
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Castle Grabshteyn is located in the Czech Republic near the town of Liberec, near the border of three countries: the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland. The fortress was originally built in the Gothic style, but in rezultate many renovations and changes its facade and interior have acquired traditional character style renaissance.The dominant building is Grabshteyn round tower, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. It was rebuilt many times, today it is undervalued and it has attached the original top that resembles a helmet.Preserved as the Renaissance chapel of St. Barbara, decorated with original frescoes with pictures of animals, people, as well as the heral...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2011

Grabstejn-Grafenstein Castle

liberec, Czech Republic
482 724 301

Detenice Castle

Attraction | "Castle Dětenice "

Detenice Castle Photo, Czech Republic, Europe
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Castle Dětenice - Czech architectural monument of the Renaissance. It is located on the outskirts of the reserve Bohemian Paradise, in the eponymous town, some 70 km north-east of Prague. In fact, first fortress on this spot appeared in the 11th century, and now the eyes of tourists and guests of the reserve presents a fine building of red in the Baroque style. Among the surrounding green trees an English park looks very nice castle. This three-story building with a large four-story tower. The structure of the castle is also included so-called gallery, the gallery is on the pillars at the entrance to Detenice. Beneath it is a summer restaurant. And in an English park also has its attractions, both nat...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 4, 2011

Detenice Castle
Hradec Kralove Region
Detenice, Czech Republic
493 596 132