Valdštejn Castle

Turnov, Czech Republic

Valdštejn Castle (Waldstein) is an early Gothic fortress near Turnov, in the Czech Republic. The city was built on three sandstone cliffs in the second half of the thirteenth century by Counts of the Waldstein family. After 1420 the castle was occupied by the Hussites, then later by robber barons. In 1621 the abandoned castle was bought back by the Waldsteins, whose most illustrious member was Albrecht von Wallenstein. During the peak of the Baroque period, they built a pilgrimage church, dedicated to John of Nepomuk, in 1722 on the ruins of the castle.



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Turnov, Czech Republic
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Founded: 1260-1280
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Alessandro (16 months ago)
Nice castle to visit, great place surrounded by hooden hill for hicking or biking. Do not take too much, about 1h then enjoy the nature. Great and pleaseant staff ready to help. Recommended.
Erick Nemec (16 months ago)
One of my favorite castles in the area.
Peter Knight (17 months ago)
The new exhibition of the costumes for famous Czech fairytales is great. The young girl that was hosting the tour was fantastic, happy informative and entertaining for the small kids we were with. Definitely worth a visit
ARIFUL IMAM (5 years ago)
Small but well-preserved castle in the heart of "Bohemian paradise", small but interesting exhibition, little too pricey for seeing 3 rooms. But the guide was great. ... great walks and hikes among bolders, only downsize are people trashing this beautiful place.
Michael Romero (5 years ago)
This is a nice castle complex with some great views and beautiful surroundings. We didn’t want to take the tour and because of that the interior rooms were not open to us. Not with going unless you are on the tour. The views were really spectacular and some of the old buildings were impressive.
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