Nové Hrady
Státní hrad Nové Hrady, 373 33 Nové Hrady
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   The Gothic castle documented as early 1277 seemed to attract all sorts of disasters (apart from several fires there was also a gun powder explosion and an earthquake) so that its famous owners, the Rosenbergs since 1359 and Buquoys since 1620, had to reconstruct or restore the castle several times. The interiors made publicly accessible so far are only modestly furnished.

   In the vicinity there is Žumberk, the only village in Bohemia with a preserved fortification, i.e. about one third of the original oblong shape. The high stone wall with salient round bastions dates back probably to the beginning of the 17th century.