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Hazmburk
Czech Republic

One of the most important dominant features

    of the Bohemian Central Mountains is the ruine of
Castle Hazmburk
located near the town of
Libochovice.
    The original name of the castle was Klapý
    after the name of the hill on which the castle
    was built and of the village below.
    The history of the castle dates to the middle
    of the 13th century.

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Uploaded: 10/07/2010
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