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Hauenstejn Courtyard
Czech Republic

Courtyard of partially restored Castle  Hauenštejn (Horní Hrad, Hauenstein) near Stráž nad Ohří. The last reconstruction was in Gothic Revival style. Ravaged castle was purchased in the 90's by Mr. Pavel Palacký. Since then he saves it with the help of volunteers. Rebirth.

Copyright: Libor Fettr
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Uploaded: 03/11/2013
Updated: 18/09/2014
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