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Hamrstejn Castle - Winter
Czech Republic

Hamrštejn castle was first mentioned in 1357 as already standing. It was built on a promontory above the Nisa river and served as a protection of a clan border. Originally it had two towers, one on each side of the fort, the northeastern one was inhabitable (that is the one which almost isn't there now), the other one was used as a watchtower. The buildings inside the castle were supposedly wooden, as there are no remnants to be found. The castle is deserted since about 1558. Nowadays it is a nice and quiet place for a romantic trip. Under the hill there is the only czech transporter bridge.

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Uploaded: 19/03/2013
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