Egerberk is a ruined castle near Klášterec nad Ohří. First mentioned in 1317, the castle belonged to Wilhelm who first started to bear the attribute name 'of Egerberg'. Wilhelm was a friend of John of Luxembourg and accompanied him on his journeys. His brother Fritz was given several villages and started to bear the name of one of them - Pětipsy. The castle was then sold to the House of Šumburk from a nearby castle. In 1384 Egerberk was added to the property of the House of Škopek and Jindřich Škopek z Dubé started a large-scale reconstruction. At the end of the 16th century the castle was already abandoned.

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Founded: 1317
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Jiří Purmenský (15 months ago)
Projížděli jsme kolem a od cesty viděli zajímavou zříceninu hradu... Vydali jsme se blíž a byli mile překvapeni... Nádherná procházka, místo a výhled... Super
Martin Voleman (16 months ago)
Slušný kopec. Výhled na Krušné hory včetně Klínovce a Mědníku. Zřícenina celkem zachovaná, ale nejde tak vidět z dálky jako Šumburk. Na ten se odtud dívá svrchu. Naše trasa z parkoviště od Evženky po červené a pak zpátky podél řeky... super.
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