Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cimburk Castle - Czech Republic

This great card was a surprise from Evelina, to whom i've sent an official some time ago. This is the 2nd card she sent me and both are great. Thanks a lot Evelina :P

This is a lovely castle but unfortunately the castle doesn't look like this nowadays. The cards shows how the castle must have been like in 1650. Preserved today are remnants of the peripheral walls of the castle itself, the fortification walls, tower, and the fore-castle gates.
The castle was built in the 13th century as the residence of the Lords of Cimburk. Over the centuries the castle changed owners numerous times. In 1645 the Swedes conquered Moravia and following their departure the castle began to fall into disrepair. By 1776 the castle was already entirely abandoned; ten years later the castle burned after being hit by lightening. - in:

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