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Kashperk Castle was built in the fourteenth century in the mountains of Šumava during the reign of Charles IV. It is located at an altitude of 886 meters above sea level, which makes it the highest situated Czech fortress. Several thematic paths have been prepared for tourists, one of them shows how medieval fortifications were built. During the visit, children can become knights and princesses.
The main task of this Gothic fortress was to defend the borders of the state. It was also to protect the gold mines that operated in the local sites, and additionally ensure security on so-called Golden Path.
Kaszperk stronghold served its function until the 16th century. Later it gradually fell into ruin. Its walls were slowly dismantled by the local people, who thus obtained material for the development of their farms. In the 20th century it was reconstructed.