Rokštejn Castle Ruins

One of the largest ruins in Vysočina rises above a rocky hillock and stands above a picturesque valley of the Brtnice River near the village of Přímělkov. The first mention of the castle dates back to 1289.

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58832 Brtnice
region Jihlava
49.333649, 15.726246Map
Period: summer, winter

From history’s perspective, the castle was ephemeral as it was destroyed and abandoned during the Hussite wars. Torsos of two castle palaces and remains of farm buildings have been preserved. The dominant feature and its greatest attraction is a 17-metre tall prism tower.

The history of the castle was uncovered through systematic archaeological research that has been going on since the 1980s. The area is accessible throughout the year and in the summer months, you can join a guided tour and climb the tower. Cyclists will pass the castle on the Jihlava-Třebíč-Raabs route.

Foto: Vladimír Kunc, Daniel Balogh, archiv Vysočina Tourism