Visit of ruins of Kumburk castle

Visit of ruins of Kumburk castle

The most beautiful outlook far and wide

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At high basalt hill (642 m asl) stand the ruins of castle Kumburk. It is slowly being reconstructed by volunteers from the surrounding villages for the last few years. Except for preserved dungeons and tower you may be interested in the beautiful panoramic view of the Giant Mountains, Podkrkonoší, Bohemian Paradise and in good visibility also up to the Lusatian Mountains.
 

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Entrance gate to the castle

From the crossroads below the castle awaits you around half-kilometer long ascent (about 70 altitude meters) until you reach the sprawling entrance gate to the castle. The path was recently adapted, so you can get here comfortably also with prams.
 

Entrance gate to the castle

First tower

Just behind the gate is the view of the first relatively preserved tower.
 

First tower

Below the outlook tower

The path in the area of the ruins rises in circles around the most massive tower, from which is now great view of the countryside. You see here the remnants of the moat and ramparts.
 

Below the outlook tower

Below the top of the castle

After you pass through the second „gate“, you get to a small stand and base of enthusiastic volunteers, who have been repairing this ruin in recent years. From there you can continue on along the moat or along further stairs upward in the direction of outlook tower.
 

Below the top of the castle

Underground of the castle

As a true castle also Kumburk has the entrance into the underground just off the outlook tower.
 

Underground of the castle

Outlook tower

At the very top is the tower, from where is really a beautiful panoramic view.
 

Outlook tower

The outlook of Giant Mountains and Sněžk

In the north direction rise Giant Mountains with the highest mountain in the Czech Republic Sněžka (1 602 m asl) /34 km away/.
 

The outlook of Giant Mountains and Sněžk

View of Jizera Mountains

In the northwest direction is visible the ridge of Jizera mountains including mountain Smrk /42 km away/.

 

View of Jizera Mountains

Ještěd and Lusatian Mountains

Directly to the west is visible Kozákov, Ještěd and completely on the horizon also Lusatian Mountains /70 km away/.
 

Ještěd and Lusatian Mountains

View of Jičín basin

The terrain drops the most in the southwards direction. In the distance is visible Jičín basin.

 

View of Jičín basin

Moat

On the way back, you can still view the moat and preserved part of the walls.
 

Moat

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