Lemberk Castle is located in the village of Lvová, part of Jablonné v Podještědí, west of Liberec. It was constructed in the 1240s by Havel of Markvartice. In the second half of the 16th century it was rebuilt into a Renaissance chateau and it acquired its present appearance after the mid-17th century under the lords of Breda. The last owners were the Clam-Gallas family, who owned the castle until 1945.

Today only the cylindrical tower is still standing from the original structure. The castle is now state owned and accessible to public in the form of organized tours.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

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

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

František (2 years ago)
My favourite castle in the north of Bohemia. Unfortunately, it's currently under heavy reconstruction but the surrounding park full of apple trees and charming statues is definitely worth the visit. True hidden gem.
Aivaras Žukauskas (2 years ago)
The place is full of history. I recommend it for the adults and older kids, 11+.
Koba Grrr (2 years ago)
Small family trip by train from Liberec. Filled with history and beautiful nature.
Tonnie Aalbers (3 years ago)
On the Parking, you van buy food and drinks. Also we stayd for the night with our Campingcar.
Elliot Jalley (6 years ago)
Didn't go into the castle, it was shut, but the gardens are magical. Suitable for a sports buggy.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

St. Martin Rotunda

The Chapel of St. Martin is the only completely preserved Romanesque building in Vyšehrad and one of the oldest in Prague. In was built around 1100 in the eastern part of the fortified outer ward. Between 1100 and 1300, the Rotrunda was surrounded by a cemetery. The building survived the Hussite Wars and was used as the municipal prison of the Town of the Vyšehrad Hill.

During the Thirty Years’ War, it was used as gunpowder storage, from 1700 to 1750, it was renovated and reconsecrated. In 1784, the chapel was closed passed to the military management which kept using it as a warehouseand a cannon-amunition manufacturing facility. In 1841, it was meant to be demolished to give way to the construction of a new road through Vyšehrad. Eventually, only the original western entrance was walled up and replaced with a new one in the sountren side. The dilapidating Rotunda subsequently served as a shelter for the poor.