Zelená Hora Castle

Nepomuk, Czech Republic

Zelená Hora ('Green Mountain') is a castle on the north side of Nepomuk. The church has been a pilgrimage site since the 1700s. There was originally a fortified church built in the late 14th century. It was forfified probably in 1419-1420 during Hussite Wars. 

The current castle was built in 1669-1696 by Šternberk family in Baroque style. In 1819 Václav Hanka's forged medieval Manuscript of Zelená Hora, a counterpart to his Manuscript of Dvůr Kralové, was allegedly discovered in the castle and not exposed as a literary hoax, by Atheneum, until 1886.

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Nepomuk, Czech Republic
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Founded: 1669-1696
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Jita Chudomelova (2 years ago)
Super?
Jaroslav Pokorny (3 years ago)
Ok
Jiřina Gutzerová (3 years ago)
Super
Zdenek Matas (3 years ago)
Beautiful countryside
Jiří Váňa (4 years ago)
Not very well maintained ruin of a castle, not much interesting to see, but it's slowly getting better as renovations are in progress
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