Tolštejn Castle

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Tolštejn Castle
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Ruin of Tolštejn Castle
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Type Medieval castle
Location Jiřetín pod Jedlovou, Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
CountryCzech Republic
Coordinates 50°51′25″N14°34′54″E / 50.85694°N 14.58167°E / 50.85694; 14.58167
Elevation670 m (2,200 ft)

Tolštejn Castle (German : Tollenstein) is a ruin of a medieval castle in the municipal area of Jiřetín pod Jedlovou in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. It is situated on the Tolštejn mountain in Lusatian Mountains, 670 metres (2,200 ft) above sea level. It is located approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of Varnsdorf.

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History

Existence of the castle is first mentioned in 1337. It was built fr the protection of the road from Bohemia to Lusatia. The Wartenberg family owned the castle until around 1402, when it was acquired by Lords of Dubá. In 1481, the manor with the castle became a property of Schleinitz family from Saxony. After 1587, the castle changed owners a lot. During the Thirty Years' War in 1642 was burned down by Swedish Army and was never restored. [1]

Tourism

Today the ruins of the castle are one of the most visited places in the region. The ruin includes a rocky lookout. A restaurant was built in 1865, which is still in operation. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Hrad Tolštejn" (in Czech). Hrady.cz. Retrieved 2021-07-14.

Coordinates: 50°51′24.89″N14°34′54.06″E / 50.8569139°N 14.5816833°E / 50.8569139; 14.5816833