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Karlstejn
Most popular one among the foreigners, always on the top list of "must see".
One of the symbols of the Czech Kingdom - it was built by Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV as a place for safekeeping of the royal treasures.
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Cervena Lhota
It stands on a rocky island in the middle of a lake. The chateau has served as a backdrop to many popular Czech fairy-tale films. National monument.
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Bezdez
One of the most important Gothic castles. The castle?s romantic silhouette has attracted a number of artists, including famous poet Karel Hynek Macha. The nearby lake, dominated by the bears his name, Lake Macha.
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Jindrichuv Hradec
Third largest aristocratic residence in the Czech Republic following Prague Castle and Ceský Krumlov. Its individual parts can be compared in splendor with the most advanced architecture of Europe, and belong to the most extraordinary pieces of visual art.
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Kost
According to the legend, the name Kost ("bone" in czech) was given to the castle because it hadn´t been conquered more than once - as hard as bone. Known mainly for its White tower.
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Krivoklat
One of the oldest and most important castles of Bohemian princes and kings. One period of time it was turned into harsh prison. Today the castle serves as museum, tourist destination and place of theatrical exhibitions.
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Hluboka
One of the most beautiful castles in CZ. A large collection of Brussels' carpets, a collection of paintings of the Flemish and Dutch art, ceramics, china, weapons, bookcases,.... can be found there.
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  • Updated Mar 17, 2008
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