Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Czech Castles

New czech castles sent by Emerich. Dívčí Hrad in South Moravia and Žumberk fortress in South Bohemia.

Photo by DAN AIR picture
 The ruin of a stronghold built at the beginning of the 13th century in place of a wooden king’s castle. In 1645 it was conquered by Swedish troops and used as a guarding stronghold. It was abandoned at the beginning of the 19th century. There are remains of buildings, Renaissance bastions and fortifications. - in: http://www.czecot.com/tourist-attraction/5474_maidens-castles-castle-ruins-pavlov

Photo by Petr Znachor
The 13 th century Žumberk fortress is located in the village of the same name. At the beginning of the 17th century it was rebuilt into the Renaissance style and all the village was fortified with walls with six round bastions. The last reconstruction was in the 19th century and the village changed its original appearance.
In the 1970's the village was completely reconstructed and it is now in good condition. One of the fortress buildings houses now a museum.

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