Statni Hrad Landstejn, Slavonice

Landštejn Castle is a 13th-century castle in the Jindřichův Hradec District of South Bohemia, Czech Republic, in the municipality of Staré Město pod Landštejnem. The earliest written record of the castle is from 1231, at which time it was the largest Romanesque castle in the Czech lands. It is one of the oldest and best preserved such structures in Europe. The two large towers are connected by a wall defining the upper castle and its courtyard. The six-story southern tower is the main tower and is fully preserved, including a gate in the western wall.HistoryArchaeologists have uncovered evidence of an even older castle under Landštejn in Pomezí, and it is thought the Landštejn of today was built by the Moravian Přemyslides as their military base. When and how the Vítkovici came into possession of Landštejn is not recorded. The Lords of Landštejn won increasing political influence through acts of personal bravery. Under Vilém of Landštejn their estates, as well as the castle and Nová Bystřice, included Třeboň, Lomnice and Nové Hrady. After initial resistance, Vilém accepted a feudal obligation in 1317 and became adviser to King John of Luxemburg. He was also on friendly terms with King Charles IV, who supported him in his violent conflict with his distant relative, Jindřich of Hradec.
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  • Visit of the castle is worth it, he has a soul and is hrade everything nicely maintained. In the vicinity are the routes and the castle can be larger walk around.
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  • Renovated Castle, more the castle wall with great views and beautiful scenery in the surrounding area. A destination for tourism.
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  • The beautiful ruins of the castle in the great outdoors. Views from the Castle Tower are oměnou for output to the tower. We were lucky on the beautiful weather and engaging storytelling of Ms. Chatelaine. Mrs. kastelánka, a woman with a neuvěřiteným voice and deep knowledge!
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  • Has to be said that our visit to this castle was unplanned. With little knowledge this castle offers you good enough leaflets about the history, as well as providing information in a small museum within. Great 360 degrees views from the top. You don't need to leave your dog behind in the car and can bring it all the way into the highest tower.
  • Very nice place, old castle, 40% of the castle. Will come back.
  • Must see castle ruins. Lots of hidden rooms and stairs. Some exhibits are hard to find but interesting. Must climb to the roof for the best view in Czech Republic.
  • Quite big medieval castle in ruins, but better preserved than most of others around. Easily accessible and situated in nice landscape, it's really worth the visit.
  • Like stepping back into medieval times. An unbelievable experience. 360 degree view of Czech lands from the top of the viewing tower of this beautiful ruin. A must see / must do experience.
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