Category: Czech Republic

Hluboká Castle (German: Schloss Frauenberg), H…

Hluboká Castle (German: Schloss Frauenberg),
Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czech Republic.

The original royal castle, dating from the second half of the 13th century was rebuilt at the end of the 16th. Architects  built a Romantic Neo-Gothic chateau here in the years 1841 to 1871. In 1940, the castle was seized from its owner, Adolph Schwarzenberg, by the Gestapo. It was confiscated by the government of Czechoslovakia after the end of World War II.

Bouzov Castle, between Hvozdek and Bouzov, Mor…

Bouzov Castle,
between Hvozdek and Bouzov, Moravia, Czech Republic.

Bouzov Castle (Czech: Hrad Bouzov) built on a hill, is first mentioned in 1317. The castle burned down In 1558. In 1696 the barony was bought by the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order. Archduke Eugen Habsburg, Grand Master from 1799 to 1839, decided to rebuild it in a Romantic, neo-Gothic style.

Today an eight-story watchtower dominates the complex. The buildings are grouped around it in the form of a horseshoe. Two bridges, ending with a short drawbridge, span the deep dry moat around the castle. Since 1999 the castle has been a national monument.

Helfstyn Castle, Lipník nad Becvou, Prerov, Ol…

Helfstyn Castle,
Lipník nad Becvou, Prerov, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

The ruins of the castle are perched on a knoll above the narrowest part of the Moravian Gate and above the left bank of the river Becva. The complex is 187 meters long and up to 152 meters wide. In area, It is one of the largest castles in the Czech Republic.

Hrad Ceský Šternberk (Ceský Šternberk Castle),…

Hrad Ceský Šternberk (Ceský Šternberk Castle),
Ceský Šternberk, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic.

Český Šternberk Castle is a Bohemian castle dating from the mid-13th century, located within a village with the same name. It is an early Gothic structure, named after and still owned by members of the same family.