In the 13th century, the town of Kadaň was promoted to a 'Royal City'. It began to thrive and a new town was built on the heights above the river, with a castle and Franciscan monastery. The castle was mentioned first time in 1289. It was established as a four-wing Premyslid castle with a housing palace over the river. It served as the seat of the royal burgrave – the administrator of the Kadan region.

The castle was rebuilt in the mid-15th century. After it had been damaged during the Thirty Years Wars, Maria Therese allowed it to be rebuilt as military quarters in 1750. The eastern wing is used for the municipal library with an internet cafe and ceremonial hall. The Josef Liesler Gallery has been in operation since September 2000. A nursing home is situated in another part of the castle.

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

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www.mesto-kadan.eu

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marie neuzilova (15 months ago)
Super....
Zdeněk Dvořák (2 years ago)
nice place
Leit Marzena (2 years ago)
Kadan castle is very beautiful monument in the city kadan
Richard Pratt (2 years ago)
Amazing walk through the castle and many charmong places to eat and visit with friends. The history of the area is fascinating and the information center will provide historical information on all the sites.
Jerry C (2 years ago)
Amazing castle on a special place - on the rock above a river. His position is very majestic but only from outside of the town. If you go to the castle from the town - you can hardly find it. But if you find it so its entrance is beautiful example of medieval castle. In the gate there is a ticket office. In the medieval cellars there is an exposition about the history of the castle - in the second half of the exposition there are models of castle and models of parts of the castle. I recommend to visit it, because the exposition is amazing and unusual!
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