Frýdštejn, Frydstejn

The ruins of Frýdštejn Castle can be found in the Liberec Region, Czech Republic, near the town Turnov. It is one of three castles in Jablonec nad Nisou District. A typical rock castle, it lies on the upper end of a long sandstone rock ridge, next to the village of Frýdštejn . The castle dominates the nearby Jizera river valley and the old trade route from Turnov to the north.HistoryFrýdštejn was constructed during 14th century . It is mentioned for the first time in a church source from 1385. Being owned by a Catholic it was besieged by Hussites in August 1432 but its lord had agreed to cease hostilities and later joined the Hussites. The castle had changed owners several times. After a sale in 1556 it lost its function as a watchtower and at the end of 16th century it was no longer inhabited. During the Thirty Years' War marauders, deserters, and fugitives of every kind found shelter here.The whereabouts of the original entrance into the castle is not known. It is believed to be on the right of the tower through the ground floor of the palace itself, a castle lord's residence. Today's entrance was built in modern times.As there was little space in the castle, a number of small rooms were carved out in the rock, including a small chapel. The dominant feature of the castle is a large tower built on the highest rock. The tower is the best conserved part of the castle. It is 15m high, has a diameter of 9m, and its walls are 2m thick. The only entrance was on the first floor, about 6to above yard level.
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  • Very beautiful ruins of the castle with sweeping views of the countryside. It is necessary to count on a really steep stairs-if you have small children, you will have to bear. Really great views from the tower. If you want to, you can take a trip from here the ridge on Vranov and the Pantheon.
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  • It is a nice and well preserved castle with towers, where it is accessible with a beautiful view of the Bohemian Paradise, from the giant mountains over Kozákov, Bezděz. Debris and spin here fairy tale "the Princess and the flying cobbler Jasněnce". We live 100 meters from him.
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  • It is awesome just driving around in these areas and search and find these attractions. So did Frydstein! It suddenly appeared after a hairpin in the road and was a lovely place to visit. Friendly hos...  more »
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  • A marvel of a medieval fortress castle! Half digged into stone, half built upon.
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  • Excellent tourist spot, you have to pay the entrance fee (not expensive) and if you have small children so badass Watch (fall from a cliff or on the stone). I recommend to do a walking tour of the Small rocks (the possibility of paid parking 50kč/day, or accommodation in the camp) over the ruin of Vranov and or in the opposite direction from Frýdštejnu. The path between Fýdštejnem and Vranov is not suitable for parents with baby buggies.
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  • Beautiful as ruins so nature around. For us, for those who suffer from Vertigo overcome itself sebe😁Vyhlídka nice, but only for the brave. Definitely standing out.
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  • Very nice castle ruin, it can be a while before all prijdete, I recommend you visit ☺ ️
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