The Gutštejn castle is situated on the rock-bound pomontory over the stream Hadovka by Okrouhlé Hradiště in the Tachov district. The castle was founded around 1300 as a manor house of Lords of Gutštejn.

In 1489 died Burian The Rich, which had been highest chancellor of the Bohemia kingdom. Later his sons rebelled again the czech king and became famous in Bohemia and Bavaria as thieves and marauders. At that time the castle Gutštejn was used as a prison for captivated and kidnapped gentry.

Lords of Gutštejn owned the castle until 1549, when the castle was bought by Hanuš Elpognar of Bezdružice. In 1550s is the castle Gutštejn mentioned as deserted, after the 30years war it became a ruin.

The perimeter walls on the north, west and east side remind us the oldest history od the Gutštejn castle. The round corner tower is from the second half of the 14th century.



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Founded: c. 1300
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Unsaited Slav (8 months ago)
Even ruined, still beutiful...
Charles Seaton Jr. (ChuckDiesal) (12 months ago)
A castle Ruin just outside of Pilsen, It a pleasant area to Hike or just chill and enjoy the environment. You can walk down and there are paths and a flowing creek, if you are in the region, then stop and sit for a spell.
Maly Mi (2 years ago)
Nice place and nice area.
Libor Tomsik (2 years ago)
Nice romantic ruine, without entrance or guide. Awesome.
Petr Litera (3 years ago)
A nice medieval castle remembering Husite times with interesting main tower - rectangular with round edges. Tramping premises nearby. Definitely worth the trip.
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