Kynžvart was once significant castle, located at one of the highest elevations on the territory of the Czech Republic (827 m), used to stand near the famous Kynžvart Chateau of Austrian Chancellor Metternich. Its original name was Königswart (Royal Guard) as it was built as a border stronghold of the kingdom in the 13th century. The castle frequently changed its owners and it even served as a hideaway for thieves in the 14th century. The last owners were the Metternichs who did not repair the castle after it had been plundered by the Swedish army. Instead they used the ruins as building material for the construction of Kynžvart Chateau.

Today, remnants of the castle walls, the castle moat and the foundations of outbuildings are visible. You may enjoy a pleasant outing by walking to the castle ruins up the marked tourist path from Lázně Kynžvart.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Czech Republic

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Tomáš Souhrada (20 months ago)
Kazdou navstevu je co objevovat..
Bahadir Kaymakci (2 years ago)
good for childre
Lenka Houtke (2 years ago)
Trochu problém google maps s nástupem na trasu ke hradu-zřejmě jsme měli odstavit auto u krajnice a nahoru vyletět...ale optani se místních to byla moc hezká procházka s nástupem na trasu hned u posledního lázeňského objektu v Kynžvartu. Myslím, že označená jako pohádková stezka :-)
jacek martynek (2 years ago)
Metternich house. Greate.
Niki 59w (2 years ago)
No comment se Are go everyday here
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