Wildstein Castle

Skalná, Czech Republic

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.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Ren Bon (2 years ago)
Philipp Kunert (2 years ago)
The personal is very unfriendly and unhelpful. You order something, pay the full price and receive less than you have ordered. The dishes take way too long, even if there are no other guests. You better think twice before you come here.
Kier Cavanagh (2 years ago)
Was an interesting place to visit. Good coffee and paid for the tour. Our tour guide was excellent she was a young lady in a purple jacket but we missed her name. She was very good as a tour guide - very informative and humorous.
Paweł K. Bieliszczuk (3 years ago)
Stylish restaurant
Martin Gades (3 years ago)
A scenic place with a lake a few restaurants all in a quiet location. Definitely worth a visit
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