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Upper Castle - Hauenstein

Hauenstein

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Upper Castle - Hauenstein
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Hauenstein was founded in the second half of the 13th century as part of the border fortifications.

Upper Castle - Hauenstein

The castle is located near Stráž nad Ohří in the district of Karlovy Vary.

Upper Castle - Hauenstein
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Upper Castle - Hauenstein

Until 1945, the Hauenstein was held by the Buquoys. During World War II, it was used as a center for the Hitler Youth. After the war, he was confiscated and fell under the administration of the Czechoslovak state. In 1947, after reconstruction, it was used as a recreation center of the Jáchymov mines. Later, until 1958, a detention center was located here again. It has not been used and fell into disrepair since.

Upper Castle - Hauenstein
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Upper Castle - Hauenstein

The district national committee wanted to have it renovated several times, but did not find sufficient funding or support for it. After 1982, its demolition was even considered. Only the castle tower, which was to serve as a lookout, was to be preserved.

Upper Castle - Hauenstein
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Upper Castle - Hauenstein

The castle tower, which was to be the only one preserved.

Upper Castle - Hauenstein
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Upper Castle - Hauenstein

At present, the castle is privately owned. The owner of the castle organizes various events that help to improve the castle.

Upper Castle - Hauenstein
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Upper Castle - Hauenstein

You can freely walk through the castle on your own.

Upper Castle - Hauenstein
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Upper Castle - Hauenstein

You can park near the castle. There are two paths to the castle. One on an asphalt road, which is shorter. A longer path leads around the castle and passes through the forest. From this path you will have an amazing view of the whole castle. It's a great place to take photos.

Upper Castle - Hauenstein
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Upper Castle - Hauenstein

View of the castle from the forest road.

Upper Castle - Hauenstein
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Upper Castle - Hauenstein

Above the castle is the castle chapel of the Archangel Michael.

Upper Castle - Hauenstein
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Upper Castle - Hauenstein

The chapel is freely accessible.

Upper Castle - Hauenstein
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