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košíkCastle Potštejn

Czech Hrad Potštejn

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Hrad Potštejn, 517 43 Potštejn

Telephone: +420 494 546 812, +420 494 546 810, +420 603 416 959
Email: ou.potstejn@tiscali.cz
Web: www.potstejn.cz/index.php/hra...
GPS: 50°4'42.04"N 16°18'29.52"E (397 m above sea level)

While only ruins remain today, Potštejn at one time was one of the largest and most important castles in the country. The castle changed owners many times after its founding in the 13th century. Important among these from a historical as well as a literary perspective was the Count Harbuval de Chamaré, who searched unsuccessfully for treasure at the castle for twenty years. However, the writer Alois Jirásek used this... Full description

While only ruins remain today, Potštejn at one time was one of the largest and most important castles in the country. The castle changed owners many times after its founding in the 13th century. Important among these from a historical as well as a literary perspective was the Count Harbuval de Chamaré, who searched unsuccessfully for treasure at the castle for twenty years. However, the writer Alois Jirásek used this fact as inspiration for a novel. The castle was already in poor condition sometime in the middle of the 18th century, and in the second half of the 20th century it was reconstructed and opened to the public. The fourth entrance gate houses an exhibition documenting the history of the castle.

Did you know that in the 18th century the castle was ruined by Count Chamaré, who was looking for a supposed treasure here of the thieving knight Mikuláš of Potštejn?

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Information

Category castle, ruins
Certificates and memberships Member of the Association of the Eagle Mountains and Eagle Mountain Foothills. partner of the association of the Eagle Mountains and Foothills Tourist stamp
Cultural monument
Services event planning and hosting, occasional masses, sale of novelties and souvenirs, sale of tourist stamps, scheduled worships, snacks, weddings and other celebrations
Accepted forms of payment Czech korunas in cash
Year of latest reconstruction 2011
Distance from parking lot 800 m

Tours / exhibitions

Description Historical exposition in the 4th entrance gate, castle premises with ruins of castle buildings, Chapel of St. Jan Nepomucky. Exhibition of torture in the castle cellar.
Foreign languages tour guide (Czech)
Exhibition specialization regional history
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide 5/40

Availability

Distance from parking lot 800 m
The nearest train stations
Nearest bus stop
The nearest airport
  • Pardubice (41 km)
  • Brno Tuřany (106 km)
  • Mnichovo Hradiště (107 km)

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