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Kost Castle, Jicin

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Kost Castle is located in the Jičín District of the Czech Republic.Kost Castle lies in Northern Bohemia, specifically the region Bohemian Paradise (Český Ráj) and is privately owned by Kinský dal Borgo noble family It was first proposed by Beneš von Wartenberg in 1349 as a possible construction site and was completed by his son Peter von Wartenberg. It retains most of the original features and is overall very well preserved and maintained.The castle is known for its so-called "White tower" (Bílá Věž). In about 1414 the family of Zajíc von Hasenburg moved there; later the family of Schellenberg (1497 - 1524), Lobkowicz (till 1576) and others; in this time some more buildings were built near the castle and joined to it.Unlike most other castles in Bohemia, it does not lie on a hill, but on a spit between two brooks. Another peculiarity is the tower, which has a trapezoid-like ground-plan. The trapezoidal tower has the corners facing the areas of most likely catapult attacks. This is to make the missiles glance off the tower walls instead of hitting it headon thereby minimizing the damage.
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  • Stunning architecture, well worth a visit, great parking, nice countryside drive to get there, great food to be also had in the local area. 
  • Christmas is not much opportunity to visit castles and chateaux, we therefore options, which as one of the few offered the Kost Castle in Český ráj. Despite not quite the classic time-was pretty chill-we also had a visit thanks to the very kind of Miss that tour guide for engaging interpretation of the Castle. Interior spaces were accessible, the Chapel and the black kitchen décor theme themed to Christmas time. If you want to add pizazz to next Christmas and the Castle Kost will open, feel free to.
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  • A trip to this castle was combined with a visit to Economic paradise. The ancient castle, is well preserved. It collected a good collection of historical weapons, hunting trophies, kitchen utensils. The castle can be visited only with a guided tour, which takes place in the Czech language. The guide was with us, who translated to Russian. Not to say that the impression on five points, but four solid.
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