Hazmburk Castle

If Milešovka is considered the queen of the Bohemian Central Mountains, then Házmburk must be considered the king.

Hazmburk Castle

The ruins of a Gothic castle on a far visible basalt hill above the village of Klapý, 3.5 kilometers NW of the town of Libochovice, dominate the silhouette of the Bohemian Central Mountains. The castle was the seat of the Zajíc family from the 14th to the 16th century. The top of the castle lies at a height of 418 m above sea level. The lower castle is dominated by a massive oval Black Tower made of dark basalt, 25 m high. It reaches a width of 9 m in diameter and has 2 m thick walls. One meter higher The White Tower with battlement, which dominates the Upper Castle, is made of light sandstone and is accessible for tourist. If you go to the castle, be sure to go to the tower, because from its top you will have not only a wonderful view of the town of Libochovice, but also the entire lower Elbe and Ohře region in the distance with the mythical mountain Říp and the breathtaking panorama of the Bohemian Central Mountains. With good visibility, you will see the Ještěd transmitter in the distance in the northeast, and if the visibility is just a litlle better, you will also see the Krkonoše Mountains behind Ještěd. You can go to Házmburk Castle from three sides - from Libochovice, from Slatina and from the village of Klapý.

More information about Házmburk Castle can be found in the Golden Trail of the Castles article.