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Local name: Hrad Landštejn
Landštejn Castle is a medieval defensive stronghold from which only ruins have survived to this day. Since 1958, this place has been protected as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic. It is managed by the National Monument Institute (Administration of Territorial Monuments in České Budějovice). The castle rises on a hill 650 meters high. It is also worth climbing the observation deck located on the tower - the considerable height makes for a beautiful panorama.
The history of the Landštejn Castle dates back to the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries. The stronghold was built at a strategic point on the tripoint of the three then Czech, Moravian and Austrian states. In the eighteenth century, as a result of a lightning strike, the building burned down. The ashes were abandoned, and the stone obtained from the defensive walls served as a building material for nearby residents.
Originally, the castle was built in the Romanesque style. In the late Gothic and Renaissance extensions and improvements were made, the traces of which are almost invisible today. In the mid-20th century, a reconstruction of the monument took place.