The Frýdlant Castle and Chateau is one of the most frequently visited historic buildings in the Czech Republic.
Frýdlant Castle and ChateauFrýdlantGPS
Grabštejn Castle was founded in the 13th century. Over the centuries it was rebuilt several times and the later adjustments changed it into a comfortable manor. It was first opened to the public in 1993. Visitors can view the Gothic cellars and the rooms in two storeys of the chateau that are furnished mostly with original pieces of furniture, decorated with paints and other decorative items. The real jewel is the Renaissance Chapel of St. Barbora with rich paint decorations from the 16th century. The tower offers views of distant surroundings.
Grabštejn Castle and ChateauHrádek nad NisouGPS
Bezděz, once a royal castle, is one of the most significant Gothic monuments in the country. Visitors can admire the royal palace with a unique chapel and abundant Gothic architectonic details, the burgrave\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s palace and other parts of the castle. The Grand Tower with a knights\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' hall on the top floor that offers spectacular views of the surroundings is open to the public as well.
The strange ruin of what was once a Gothic castle, founded at the end of the 14th century by the family of Vartenberk, has become the main symbol of the region of Český ráj.
Ruin of Trosky CastleTroskoviceGPS
Valštejn Castle is situated at the western edge of the Hruboskalsko rock formation. It was founded in the mid 13th century by the noble family of Markvartice, whose later successor was Albrecht of Valdštejn, the famous military leader.
Liberec Chateau was built in the Renaissance style, and was completed in 1587. The rare Renaissance chapel from the beginning of the 17th century has been preserved in the chateau. There is also a beautiful park open to the public, which is ideal for relaxing in or taking a short stroll.
Liberec Chateau (closed)LiberecGPS
The 30-metre-tall sandstone formation seemed to be a safe place for people from prehistoric times.
Ruined castle and Hermitage SloupSloup v ČecháchGPS
Hrubý Rohozec chateau is one of the dominating features and oldest monuments of the Turnovsko region. It was established in the 2nd half of the 13th century and in the past was re-built several times. It served as the family residence of the Vartenberk, Krajíř and Desfours families.
Hrubý Rohozec ChateauTurnovGPS
The original Baroque chateau of Sychrov was renovated in the neo-classic and neo-gothic style. Its romantic look comes in particular from Josef Pruvota, royal architect.
Lemberk was originally a frontier guard castle on the Zittau trade route. Only the cylindrical tower remains of the original structure, other parts were covered by Renaissance and Baroque reconstructions.
Lemberk ChateauJablonné v PodještědíGPS
Svijany Chateau and brewery have shared close ties since time immemorial, as it was the owners of the local brewery that built the predecessor of the chateau we see today. In 2013 the Svijany Brewery bought the dilapidated chateau and breathed new life into it, with the help of funding from the 2009–2014 EEA Grant.
The large chateau was used in the second half of the 19th century as a summer residence of Ferdinand I, former Austrian Emperor. During the tour, you can visit the emperor\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s bedroom, the dining room and the chapel where the wedding ceremony of Franz Ferdinand d\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Este and Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, took place in 1900.
Hamrštejn (although it is a ruin of castle) is a popular tourist destination between Liberec and Chrastava. It is well accessible by train (Machnín Hrad stop) or by bike along the No. 20 Odra-Neisse. Go to a little sightseeing trip, along the trail there are educational boards.
Castle ruins of HamrštejnChrastavaGPS