Hazmburk (Hasenburg) is a Gothic castle ruin located on a mountain peak near the town of Libochovice. The castle was home to Zajíc noble family of which Zbyněk Zajíc was the first to own the castle (since 1335). After 1586, it remains desolate and later, in the period of romanticism, it became a source of inspiration for writers, most notably K.H. Mácha. The castle is open to public in summer and can be either accessed from the nearby village of Klapý or from the train stop Slatina pod Hazmburkem.

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Founded: c. 1335
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Paul Welsh (2 years ago)
Zlata Vaskova (3 years ago)
Beautiful place with wonderful view, just November till March is closed, so we went insight as unofficial visitors a bit;)
Jan Richter (3 years ago)
Excellent fall day trip. Amazing views.
chimonix cz (3 years ago)
Long way up but beautiful view
J Coker (3 years ago)
Another Czech castle with a German-sounding name. Great views (Rip & the North) after a long-ish walk. Worth while to visit.
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