The ruins of the Kalich Castle

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

The Kalich Hill was firs mentioned in books in 1421. The Hussite movement army leader Jan Žižka of Trocnov and his army occupied the hill and built a castle named Kalich (goblet - the symbol of the Hussite movement). Thanks to its great military qualities it remained the only Hussite movement castle not captured by the Emperor Zikmund’s army.

The castle was used and inhabited till the last quarter of the 15th century. Then it was abandoned and it gradually turned into ruins.

Today, there is a lot of the Hussite castle reminders and the castle ruins were proclaimed a Cultural Heritage Sight. After climbing the top of the hill, you will be rewarded by a wonderful view of the surrounding area. You can get there by following the yellow-marked tourist trail. 


Zřícenina hradu Kalich


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