Hazmburk Castle

If Milešovka is considered the queen of the Bohemian Central Highlands, 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 kilometres NW of Libochovice, dominate the landscape of the Bohemian Central Highlands. The castle was the seat of the Hare family from the 14th to the 16th century. The top of the castle is 418 m above sea level. The lower castle is dominated by the massive oval Black Tower made of dark basalt, 25 m high. It reaches 9 m in diameter and has 2 m thick walls. The White Tower with its battlements, which dominates the Upper Castle, is one metre taller, made of light sandstone and is accessible. If you go to the castle, be sure to climb the tower, because from its top you will have a wonderful view not only of the town of Libochovice, but also of the entire lower Polabí and Poohří region in the distance with the mythical Říp Mountain and also the breathtaking panorama of the Bohemian Central Highlands. If the visibility is good, you can see the transmitter on Ještěd in the distance to the northeast, and if the visibility is even better, you can see the Krkonoše Mountains behind Ještěd. Házmburk Castle can be reached from three directions - from Libochovice, Slatina and Klapý.

More information about Házmburk Castle can be found in the Golden Trail of the Castle Lands section.