The ruins of the gothic castle on a barely visible basalt hill above the Klapý region, 3,5 km NW to the town Libochovice, is an outstanding feature of the landscape of the Central Bohemian Uplands. The castle was the seat of the Zajíc family from the 14th to the 16th century. The top of the castle lies at a height of 418 m a. s. l. The lower castle is dominated by a massive oval 25 m high Black Tower made of dark basalt. It reaches a width of 9 m in diameter and has 2 m thick walls. A meter taller White tower with battlement is made from light sandstone, dominates the Upper Castle and is accessible. If you decide to visit the castle, be sure to go to the tower because from its top you will not only have a wonderful view of the town of Libochovice, but also of the entire lower Polabí and Poohří in the distance with the legendary mountain Říp and the breathtaking panorama of the Central Bohemian Uplands. When the visibility is good, you will see a transmitter station in Ještěd in the distance in the northeast, and in even better conditions, you will also see the Krkonoše Mountains behind Ještěd. You can get to Hazmburk Castle from three directions - from Libochovice, from Slatina and from the village of Klapý.
More information about the Hazmburk Castle in the section: The Golden trail of the castles
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