Roštejn Castle

This late-Gothic castle, which rises above the romantic landscape of Javořické vrchy near the village of Doupě, was built by the Lords of Hradec in the first half of the 14th century.


58856 Telč
region Jihlava
49.251965, 15.426122Map
Period: summer

The original name of the castle, Rosenstein, corresponds to the coat of arms of the family, which bears a five-petalled rose. The most signifiant redevelopment happened under Zachariáš of Hradec when a Renaissance hunting castle surrounded by a large game park appeared.

Despite its turbulent history, the castle has remained true to its hunting origins. This is evidenced by the recently opened interactive exhibition focused on nature, hunting and game management and featuring a unique botanical hall. The Chapel of St. Eustache and an atypical seven-sided tower offering a unique view of the surrounding forests are open to the public.

Foto: Archiv Kraje Vysočina, Vladimír Kunc, Libor Blažek

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