The Chod castle was founded in mid-13th century together with a town. It stands in the south-west of Domažlice and has an oblong ground plan. The south and west sides of the building with roll-shaped tower were formed by the town ramparts wall. Czech Kings, especially John of Luxembourg and his son Charles, liked to stay here and advantaged of the hospitality of this castle.

The castle fulfilled its original function only up to the beginning of the 16th century. In the course of time, the Castle was declining, then it was destroyed by fire. Only in 1726-1728, the four-winged building was constructed on its ruins and served for needs of the kingdom and of the town. It is the regional Museum of Chodland which was built in the Stronghold. After the fire in 1995, the roof and the interior were destroyed.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic


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Eva Baam (5 years ago)
Great views from the top of the tower. The exhibition was a lot more extensive than anticipated and quite interesting to look at, with many descriptions also in English and German. Very reasonable entrance price for students (30kr).
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Jan Gorges (5 years ago)
Great place
Jan Toman (5 years ago)
Great place. Nice to view.
Josef Široký (6 years ago)
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