First mentioned in 1349, but possibly older, Buben castle was home of the knights of Buben (means literally 'drum'), and held it´s name even under other owners. The family sold their first castle around 1378 (they had other castles then), but they use the family name Buben until today. The castle often changed owners together with the surrounding lands, it wasn´t used for living because of it´s isolated position in the 16th Century, and began to deteriorate but only slowly, because there was nobody around to disassemble the stone for their own use. It was a partial ruin in 1912, when first larger repairs were made by the Czech tourist club. A through conservation was done in the 1930ies, but a very unprofessional repair was done in 2010 with modern materials, which destabilized the repaired parts and a bastion completely collapsed in 2013. because the used concrete sucked in too much water and became too heavy for the old wall. The future for now is unsure.



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Plešnice, Czech Republic
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic


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Dark Matter (3 years ago)
This place is pretty much without any particular characteristics. Nothing much to see than just a pile of rocks. Not worth the journey. Most of surrounding paths are locked for security reson.
Vladimír Fiala (3 years ago)
Good walking
Zaidan Mohamed (3 years ago)
Romantic place ;)
Nikol Barek (6 years ago)
Great walk, beautiful place and
Miroslav Suchy (6 years ago)
Nice ruins of castle and beautiful nature.
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