The Vildštejn castle (Wildstein) in Skalná was founded by the noble family Notthracht towards the end of the 12th century. It was first mentioned in 1224 and stands on a rock protruding from the Soosbach (Sázek) valley. The stream could be dammed earlier, so that the main castle was surrounded by water all around. The oldest parts of the castle, the portal to outer ward, part of the surrounding wall , the gateway to the main castle flanking the keep and the two bullets comprehensive chapel, are the Romanesque style.
In the 14th century at the latest, the construction of one supported on the ground floor with mighty belt arches and on two central pillarsresting cross vault . This Gothic building adjoins the Romanesque chapel to the west, through whose apse the access to the main castle has probably been broken since the 17th century. A room adjacent to the Gothic vault in the south with lancet vaults resting on a central column with belt arches was probably only vaulted in the 17th century when the entire building was increased. The two upper floors were provided with beam ceilings, of which until 1993 essentially only the girder beams had survived. Judging by their profile, the beamed ceilings were pulled in in the 17th century.
After the end of the Second World War , the castle was nationalized and fell into disrepair. It has been privately owned again since 2000. The oldest preserved building in the castle is the Romanesque chapel. Today Wildstein hosts a hotel.References:
First record of Kastelholma (or Kastelholm) castle is from the year 1388 in the contract of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, where a large portion of the inheritance of Bo Jonsson Grip was given to the queen. The heyday of the castle was in the 15th and 16th centuries when it was administrated by Danish and Swedish kings and stewards of the realms. Kastelhoma was expanded and enhanced several times.
In the end of 16th century castle was owned by the previous queen Catherine Jagellon (Stenbock), an enemy of the King of Sweden Eric XIV. King Eric conquered Kastelholma in 1599 and all defending officers were taken to Turku and executed. The castle was damaged under the siege and it took 30 years to renovate it.
In 1634 Åland was joined with the County of Åbo and Björneborg and Kastelholma lost its administrative status.