Adršpach Castle

Address: Adršpach, 549 52 Adršpach
GPS: 50,617502 16,099576
Distance from Prague: 180 km
Driving time: 2.5 hours
Condition: Ruins
Style: Gothic
Fees: Free

On the northern edge of the Adršpach-Teplice rocks on the Starozámecky Hill (681 m) you could find remnants of a rock castle Adršpach.  The Adršpach castle was founded in 1320 to 1330 by the order of King John of Luxembourg.
During the Hussite war, the castle was owned by Hynek from Náchod, who was a strong Catholic and who didn’t pay enough attention to the castle. However, in 1430 Adršpach castle was conquered but six years later it was returned to the hands of the Lords of Dubé.

But the deterioration of it was unstoppable. In 1447 polish soldiers plundered the region and Adršpach castle was demolished by them. Today we can admire only remnants of it, small walls and modest remnants of the castle well.
The castle is now freely accessible, preferably on the way to the red and then the yellow tourist trail from Dolní Adršpach (about 1.5 km). For a strenuous ascent, you will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful views of the rocky city.

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