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Frýdštejn, Frydstejn

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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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  • 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 »
  • Romantic ruins of mediaval castle in really nice vicinity. Partly on sandstone massive, partly stone walls and nice view of the surroundings from the tower. interesting rooms were cut in sandstone.  more »
  • Nice castle sure when combined with a visit to Mala Skala. Castle is renovated and is worth visiting.  more »
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  • A marvel of a medieval fortress castle! Half digged into stone, half built upon.
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  • The castle is very nice, I have a fear of heights, so I enjoyed the fear a lot, but it was worth it, in good weather, stunning views
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  • Heart of the Bohemian Paradise. Someone recommended a trip from the Pantheon-Vranov on Frýdštejn. I the opposite direction. From the Domains to Frýdštejn and Vranov-further to the Pantheon on the little rock. On A Pizza. ;) As a reward. And who is good, put it back. For remuneration to the Shire.
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  • Beautiful ruins! And walk away for a little Rock Oh even better. Definitely recommend. Just watch out for dizzy when the output is on the outside of the winding stairs to the tower.
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