Helfštýn, Tyn nad Becvou

#5 of 12 in Historic Sites in Olomouc Region
Helfštýn, is a castle 15km east of Přerov, in the Olomouc region in Central Moravia, Czech Republic. The history of Helfštýn is closely related to the development of the nearby town of Lipník nad Bečvou, which has a number of valuable architectural monuments, among them the classical château and one of the oldest late-gothic synagogues in the Czech Republic.The ruins of the castle are perched on a high wooden knoll above the narrowest part of the Moravian Gate and above the left bank of the river Bečva. The complex is 187m long and up to 152m wide. It is one of the largest castles in terms of area in the Czech Republic.
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  • A fantastic visit with a guide to discover one of the largest and most important stronghold in Europe. It was in fact one of the few impregnable from any assault thanks to its shape and structure difficult to assault and to penetrate. Amp courtyards and beautiful and imposing towers with a unique fortification. A must see for fans of the genre.
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  • The castle is near lipník nad Bečvou where signposted trail with signs about the local flora and fauna. The castle itself is very nice and certainly worth a visit, I like to come here again.
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  • The castle is impressive, especially the unusual nature of this object. Take place here during the World Championship blacksmiths. What is the Castle and has been done by them is breathtaking. It is worth to devote two hours on this property
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  • Excellent attraction off the beaten path. What an amazing castle a what a huge amount of work that was done largely by volunteers. Highly recommend it.
  • Simply love the art happenings here - not only annual forging exhibition Hefaiston, but the exhibitions that take part here. I used to stop here on my dog-walkings just to admire the view. A lovely place for getting married - a friend of mine has splendid photos from here marriage here.
  • Nice place, there is timetable with guide. There are historical events
  • Wonderful castle with nice views. In autumn, thanks to its surrounding woods, it's full of colours. Smiths from around the world have here their symposium once a year.
  • Very big and impressive structure with beatiful surrounding

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