Hrad Valdstejn, Turnov

Valdštejn Castle is an early Gothic fortress near Turnov, in the Czech Republic. It can be found in the cliff dwelling city of Hruboskalsko, in the Bohemian Paradise .The city was built on three sandstone cliffs in the second half of the thirteenth century by Counts of the Waldstein family. After 1420 the castle was occupied by the Hussites, then later by the robber barons. In 1621 the abandoned castle was bought back by the Waldsteins, whose most illustrious member was Albrecht von Wallenstein. During the peak of the Baroque period, they built a pilgrimage church, dedicated to John of Nepomuk, in 1722 on the ruins of the castle.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We visited the Castle due to the exhibition of costumes from fairy tales (the Prince and the evening star, Prince Bajaja, feline, Arabela), which were located in the local site. The views are beautiful, very romantic, just lock the output from the parking lot is through the forest, while a wider path, but not the best for stroller completely (Fortunately we had a carrier).
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  • August 14, 2017
    Go to the Bohemian Paradise and not visit the Castle valdstejn, it would be a big mistake. The path to the castle is manageable even for the not so savvy tourists. He's just solid shoes. From the car park in Pelešanech you get a slow walk along the forest path uphill (climb is gradual) so for 40 minutes and with short stops along the way. Front of the Castle it is possible to freshen up and on the way to pick up strength on the benches. We went with a guide in the number 3 on their first tour in the morning. They were here in the Interior exposed some of the costumes from the famous fairy tales (BC. Prince Bajaja, Prince and the evening star, Arabela. ...). We had a chance to see when you work in the chapel of restaurátorky. Next to the beautiful interior is very nice Church. We climbed through the dungeons. Unforgettable are the views from the Castle. Kids can have fun folding the maxi puzzle with fairytale themes. Visit the castle is worth it. Definitely recommended.
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  • August 9, 2017
    We were lucky, were medieval festival-music and food. People appropriately. The Valdštejně is still something going on.
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