The most beautiful outlook far and wide
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.
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.
Just behind the gate is the view of the first relatively preserved 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 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.
Underground of the castle
As a true castle also Kumburk has the entrance into the underground just off the outlook tower.
At the very top is the tower, from where is really a beautiful panoramic view.
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/.
View of Jizera Mountains
In the northwest direction is visible the ridge of Jizera mountains including mountain Smrk /42 km away/.
Ještěd and Lusatian Mountains
Directly to the west is visible Kozákov, Ještěd and completely on the horizon also Lusatian Mountains /70 km away/.
View of Jičín basin
The terrain drops the most in the southwards direction. In the distance is visible Jičín basin.
On the way back, you can still view the moat and preserved part of the walls.
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