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Castellology in Czech Republic



Krašov Castle

Krašov Castle is a castle ruin in the Pilsen Region of Czech Republic, 11 km from Kralovice in the Pilsen-North District. The castle is located on a rock above the inlet of the Brodeslav brook to Berounka at an altitude of 310 meters, near the village of Bohy, about 1.2 km downstream (north) from the settlement Krašov (Krašovský mlýn).

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Cheb Castle

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Klenová Castle

Klenová Castle and Chateau is located on the hill of the same name 13 km west of the town of Klatovy, in the Pilsen Region, about 2 kilometers from Janovice nad Úhlavou.

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Bohemian Crown Jewels

The crown has an unusual design, with vertical fleurs-de-lis standing at the front, back and sides. Made from 22-carat gold and a set of precious 19 sapphires, 30 emeralds, 44 spinels, 20 pearls, 1 ruby, 1 rubellite and 1 aquamarine, it weighs 2475g. At the top of the crown is the cross, which reportedly stores a thorn from Christ's crown of thorns.

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Kašperk Castle

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Karlštejn Castle

Karlštejn Castle is a large Gothic castle founded 1348 by Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor-elect and King of Bohemia. Located about 30 kilometres southwest of Prague above the village of the same name, it is one of the most famous and most frequently visited castles in the Czech Republic.

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Prague Castle

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Gutštejn Castle

The ruin of a Gothic stronghold with a preserved square tower and remains of palace walls and fortifications. The castle was probably built at the turn of the 13th and 14th century. It withstood the Hussite attack in 1422, however, a century later it is already documented as desolate.

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Dobronice Castle

The beginnings of the Dobronice Castle date back to the 14th century when it was owned by the Bishops of Dobronice, later Lords of Rosenberg. In the 16th century the castle was rebuilt in late Gothic style and from 1691 to 1727 it became the property of Jesuits who used it as a summer residence. After the order was abolished, the castle fell into disrepair and gradually became a ruin.

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Helfenburk u Úštěka Castle

Helfenburk u Úštěka is a castle ruin from the 14th century, located about 3 km from the town of Úštěk in the district of Litoměřice.

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