Castles and ruins

Lobkowicz Chateau and Romanesque Castle

At the end of the 12th century, the Bishop of Prague had a Romanesque castle built on a rocky ridge above the river Elbe. It was enlarged during the Gothic period. In the 16th century, a Renaissance wing was added and later was the entire complex expanded even further.

Střekov Castle

Střekov Castle is one of our most romantic castles and the best-preserved ruins and it stands out on a rocky promontory above the Elbe Valley in Ústí nad Labem.

The ruins of Hazmburk Castle

If Milešovka is considered to be the queen of the Central Bohemian Uplands, then Hazmburk must be considered to be the king.

Budyně nad Ohří Castle

The golden treasure is allegedly hidden in the castle in Budyně nad Ohří as a result of work in the alchemical workshop. It has been recently restored and is a major attraction. The castle from the 13th century is surrounded by a moat and a swampy bank of the river Ohře.

Helfenburk Castle

The original Ronovec Castle from the first half of the 14th century was significantly expandend and enhanced by the well-known Archbishop of Prague, Jan of Jenštejn, at the end of the same century.

Litoměřice Castle and the Exhibition on Wine-producing

The former Gothic castle is the pearl of the royal town of Litoměřice. The heart of the castle dating back to the 13th century is a modern exposition dedicated to winemaking.

Ruins of Košťálov Castle

The castle, first mentioned in 1372, served from the Hussite wars as the residence of the important North Bohemian family of Kaplíř of Sulevice; it too fell into disuse in the Renaissance 16th century, when it was replaced by other, more accessible residences.

Ruins of Ostrý Castle (Wostrey)

The castle Ostrý was built by Václav Kaplíř of Sulevice sometime around the time of the Battle of Lipan.

Ruins of Panna Castle

The stronghold built in 1421 by Catholics against Žižkov's Kalich Castle was conquered and thoroughly rebuilt by the Hussites, making it one of their most important fortresses in the country.

Ruins of the Altar Castle

The small castle, consisting practically only of a palace and a gate tower, was built sometime after Lipany by the Hussite governor Jakoubek of Vřesovice.

The ruins of Blansko Castle

The ruins of Blansko Castle are located on a prominent hill near Ryjice near Ústí nad Labem

The ruins of the Vrabinec Castle

Vrabinec Castle was built on a steep rock near the village of Babětín (in Těchlovice).

The ruins of the Kalich Castle

The ruins of an extensive castle built in 1421 by Jan Žižka above the village of Třebušín.

The ruins of the Kamýk Castle

The castle founded before the year 1319 thanks to the initiative of King John of Luxemburg was used to control the Elbe Valley, to which it still offers an excellent view.

The ruins of the Oparno Castle

The history of the castle, founded before 1344 by the lords of Vchynice and abandoned before 1530, has not changed in any way.

The ruins of the Skalka Castle

The small residence of the local aristocratic families, first mentioned in 1357, prospered without inconveniences, until it was destroyed by the Swedes during the Thirty Years' War.