Friday, December 10, 2010

Helfenburk castle - Czech Republic

Recently i accepted a trade with Emerich from Czech Republic. He wanted some of my cards, 20 to be precise and i thought it was a big trade but said yes because he had some interresting cards to trade which arrived this week. I couldn't find all the cards he wanted, just 13 of them i think and in return he sent me cards from Czech Republic, Poland, Myanmar, St. Kitts and Nevis and Gough Island.
This one is from his country, Czech Republic.

"Helfenburk castle is situated 7 km west of the small town Bavorov. Very well preserved remains of the castle tower on the rock 680 m a.s.l. and it offers nice views of the country.
The construction was agreed by King Charles IV in 1355 and a monumetal castle arose here. In the second half of the 15th century an extensive settlement round the castle was founded. The castle's owners often changed and several times it became property of the founders - the Rožmberks. They were the last occupants of Helfenburk. After finishing their new Renaissance residence - Kratochvíle chateau - at the end of the 16th century, the castle was abandoned. None of its later possesors lived there.
The castle had the semicircular layout. Its dominant feature - a round tower with nice views of the country - has been preserved up till the present day. The remains of the second round tower, palaces and walls with a moat have been preserved too." - in:

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