One of our most romantic castles and the best-preserved ruins – Střekov Castle – rises on a rocky promontory above the Elbe Valley in Ústí nad Labem.
Its silhouette has been a symbol of the city of Ústí nad Labem for centuries. It was built in the 14th century, when the Czech King Jan of Luxembourg decided to ensure the safety of Elbe navigation and the collection of customs duties. The owners have changed over time, today it is owned by the Lobkowicz family together with the surrounding lands and forests. During the Romanticism era in the 19th century, it inspired, for example, the poet K. H. Mácha or the composer Richard Wagner. Visitors will appreciate sitting in the local restaurant and on the terrace overlooking the picturesque hills of the Bohemian Central Mountains, the river Elbe and the regional town.