On a rocky promontory above the Elbe valley in Ústí nad Labem stands one of our most romantic castles and best preserved ruins - Střekov Castle.
Its silhouette has been a symbol of the city of Ústí nad Labem for centuries. It was created in the 14th century, when the Czech King John of Luxembourg decided to ensure the safety of Elbe navigation and the collection of customs duties. It has changed many owners, and today it is owned by the Lobkowicz family along with the surrounding land and forests. During the Romanticism in the 19th century, it inspired e.g. the poet K. H. Mácha or composer Richard Wagner. Visitors will appreciate sitting in the local restaurant and on the terrace overlooking the picturesque hills of the Bohemian Central Highlands, the Elbe River and the regional town.