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Zvikov Castle
Well Preserved Medieval Spur Castle in Czech Republic

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Zvíkov known as "the king of Czech castles", is a castle located at the junction of the Vltava and Otava rivers, some 15 km north of Písek, in the South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic. It is placed on a steep promontory above the confluence of rivers Vltava and Otava.

The castle is one of the most important early-Gothic castles in Czech lands. The current castle was built in the first half of the 13th century. The first written mention of the castle comes from year 1234 and owned by the Kings of Bohemia.

The castle has its own ghost, Zvíkov's imp, and had inspired several painters and writers like the theatrical comedy Zvíkovský rarášek by Ladislav Stroupežnický. Today, Zvíkov (opened from Spring to Autumn) is hiking attraction and serves as a place of art exhibitions and stage plays.



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Zvikov Castle

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Zvikov Castle

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Zvikov Castle


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Solomon Kane (2009)    Czech Republic







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