Top Historic Sights in Přeštice, Czech Republic

Explore the historic highlights of Přeštice

Nebílovy Castle

Nebílovy Chateau is situated about 16 km south of Plzeň. Older Renaissance manor was rebuilt into a baroque by architect and builder Jakub Auguston, probably according to the project of imperial architect J. L. Hildebrandt. Nebílovy Chateau consists of two buildings facing each other which used to be connected by arcade corridors and terraces along their sides. The chateau was repaired by V. Haberditz and J. L. Palliar ...
Founded: 1706 | Location: Přeštice, Czech Republic

Roupov Castle

The Gothic Roupov castle was founded in the 13th century, and after a Renaissance modernization was one of the most beautiful Czech castles. The now completely standing part was built later and is being used by the current owners, the old ruined part hides many original architectural pieces, and is freely accesible. The original black kitchen with a medieval chimney is still present, and a gothique well. The castle was in ...
Founded: 13th century | Location: Přeštice, Czech Republic

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Petersberg Citadel

The Petersberg Citadel is one of the largest extant early-modern citadels in Europe and covers the whole north-western part of the Erfurt city centre. It was built after 1665 on Petersberg hill and was in military use until 1963. It dates from a time when Erfurt was ruled by the Electors of Mainz and is a unique example of the European style of fortress construction. Beneath the citadel is an underground maze of passageways that can be visited on guided tours organised by Erfurt Tourist Office.

The citadel was originally built on the site of a medieval Benedictine Monastery and the earliest parts of the complex date from the 12th century. Erfurt has also been ruled by Sweden, Prussia, Napoleon, the German Empire, the Nazis, and post-World War II Soviet occupying forces, and it was part of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). All of these regimes used Petersberg Citadel and had an influence on its development. The baroque fortress was in military use until 1963. Since German reunification in 1990, the citadel has undergone significant restoration and it is now open to the public as a historic site.