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Hrad Trosky, Czech Republic

From series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
Year: 14th century.

In the surroundings of Prague lies the mysterious and beautiful castle Trosky, which was considered one of the most impregnable defense facilities in the Czech Republic. The castle was built in the rock between two craters of the ancient extinct volcano. The construction workers built the castle towers in the craters. Together with the dark inaccessible rocks, the castle looks just unique. The forest surrounding the rocks forms an impressive contrast with the dark shades.

Hrad Trosky, Czech Republic Although the first official references to the castle date from the end of the 14th century, some historians say that it was built much earlier. For centuries, the castle had repulsed the sieges of the Swedish conquerors. Later the castle stood empty for several centuries. The most romantic epoch for the castle began in the 19th century when its owner was Alois. During this period painters and poets from around the world have visited the castle in search of inspiration. From the Frauenturm of the castle opened the magnificent panorama to the surroundings.

It must be mentioned that this tower is the oldest element of the building. After the strong fire in 1428 he was the only surviving building. Despite its uniqueness and charm, Trosky is one of the most mysterious and unexplored castles in the world. All the documents that could lighten their history were burned in the numerous fires. Currently, the historical site is protected by the Institute of Heritage. Despite its impressive age, the castle has been well preserved and is open to visitors. Next - Pitigliano

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Česká spořitelna - Bankomat' located in 6.5 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'AUTOZITKA CS s.r.o.' is located in 25 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Kontakt' in 6.75 km
Supermarket: 'Jednota SD Nová Paka' in 2.45 km
Parking: 'Havlíčkovo náměstí, parkování' in 9 km
Apotheek: 'Lékárna - Klaudiánova nemocnice 2' in 25 km
Police station: 'Policie ČR - Obvodní oddělení Sobotka' in 7.21 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Hotel Trosky' in 0.19 km
Railway station: 'Ktová' in 1.7 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Pardubice Airport PED - in 66 km
 »  Ruzyne Airport PRG - in 82 km
 »  Rothenburg Gorlitz Airport QTK - in 96 km
 »  Klotzsche Airport DRS - in 123 km
 »  Copernicus Airport WRO - in 133 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Hrad Trosky

Pension Harmonie

Located in 3 km from Hrad Trosky
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Rooms: 9
All rooms of Pension Harmonie feature a bathroom with a shower, and a flat-screen TV. Some units also have a living room and a terrace with a castle … More: photo, rates and booking
Zamecky Hotel Hruba Skala

Located in 4 km from Hrad Trosky
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Rooms: 42
The rooms are decorated in a castle style and include a private bathroom, a TV and a refrigerator. Trosky is 8 km away and Jičín with its castle … More: photo, rates and booking
Ubytovani U Švýcarů

Located in 5 km from Hrad Trosky
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Rooms: 5
The units are fitted with a TV with satellite channels and a fully equipped kitchenette. Private bathrooms come with a a shower. The U Švýcarů … More: photo, rates and booking
Vila Evička

Located in 6 km from Hrad Trosky
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Rooms: 5
The rooms are simply furnished and all equipped with a TV. The bathroom is fitted with a shower cabin. Guests can benefit from a common cooking area … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Hrad Trosky - Liberec

Tourists, who come to Liberec, may find particular interest in city’s Town Hall, which 65-meter tall tower is seen from all spots of the city; Church of Holy Crucifixion, St. Antonius Kostel, houses made of noggin strips in XVII century and many other places of interest.
Liberec is also famous for its zoo that celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006. We recommend visiting the local botanic garden that is rich in various types of flora and is founded in XIX century.

If you enjoy shopping and various kinds of entertainments, you should definitely move your feet to the trading center named Babylon. It occupies the area of approximately 5.5 football fields. Babylon is the location of numerous restaurants, shops, wine cellars; in this center you will find a disco, playing areas, bowling, business center and even aqua and Luna parks. We can spend much time enumerating all advantages of this trading center, but it’s better simply visit it and understand that Babylon is a true “city within a city” and its name fits this center very well.
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