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One of the oldest medieval castles in South Bohemia

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Strakonice Castle
Inserted: 15.10.2022
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com
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Strakonice Castle was founded at the confluence of the Otava and Volyňka rivers by the Bavarians as early as the beginning of the 13th century. In 1402, the Order of the Knights of Malta bought the castle, which moved its convent here from Prague in 1420. Today, the castle is a national cultural monument.

Gothic castle

Originally a Gothic castle, it was rebuilt many times, which is why it combines a number of architectural styles. The Order of the Knights of Malta had it modified into a Renaissance style. In the years 1714–21, a baroque castle was added to the castle.

Gothic castle
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Castle courtyard

Looking at the second castle courtyard, we see the castle palace on the right. In the back you can see the originally Romanesque church of St. Prokop founded at the beginning of the 13th century

Castle courtyard
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Castle tower

Part of the original defense system from the 13th century is the castle tower „Rumpál“ standing in the middle of the western wall.

Castle tower
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View from the tower walkway

A total of 96 very narrow steps lead to the tower walkway at a height of 31 meters. The reward for conquering them is a beautiful panoramic view of the town of Strakonice and the nearby peaks of the Šumava foothills.

View from the tower walkway
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Castle well

In the second castle courtyard, there is a 12-meter-deep medieval circular well excavated as early as the 13th century.

Castle well
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Museum of Central Pootaví

The museum of central Pootaví is located in the southern part of the castle palace. The collection presents the history of the region from prehistoric times, through the Middle Ages to the second half of the last century.

Museum of Central Pootaví
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Magpie pipers
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Magpie pipers

The exhibition cannot miss a section dedicated to Strakon pipers and the production of bagpipes.

Black kitchen

The newly renovated black kitchen is part of the museum.

Black kitchen
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ČZ motorcycle exhibition

The ground floor of the castle palace houses a museum of world-famous ČZ motorcycles, including other items commemorating the glory of this legendary brand.

ČZ motorcycle exhibition
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