Mydlovar Castle

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Mydlovar Castle
Wall remains

Wall remains

Alternative name (s): Hrad Kostomlaty nad Labem; Kostomlaty nad Labem Castle
Creation time : first mentioned in 1223
Conservation status: ruin
Construction: Bricks
Place: Ostrá
Geographical location 50 ° 10 ′ 1 ″  N , 14 ° 55 ′ 7 ″  E Coordinates: 50 ° 10 ′ 1 ″  N , 14 ° 55 ′ 7 ″  E
Mydlovar Castle (Czech Republic)
Mydlovar Castle

The Mydlovar Castle (also Hrad Kostomlaty nad Labem German Kostomlat Castle ) is a medieval castle ruin on the Elbe near Kostomlátky in Okres Nymburk in the Czech Republic .


The village Kostomlaty was first mentioned in 1223 with the mention of Sezema von Kostomlat , who is said to come from the noble family of Choustnik ( z Choustníka ). He or his successor Mutina von Kostomlat built a castle near Kostomlaty on the banks of the Elbe, which was first named Mydlovar Castle in 1356 . The simply structured castle was built of bricks and surrounded by a mighty mantle wall.

In the middle of the 14th century the Kostomlaty estate with the Mydlovar Castle belonged to the Lords of Častolowitz , from whom the Moravian nobleman Jan Puška von Kunstadt acquired it in 1402 . He was a supporter of Jan Žižka , but later turned to the moderate Prague people, with whose help he was appointed captain of Nymburk . That is why he was captured by Hynek Boček of Podebrady in 1425 and taken to his castle Podebrady . After Jan Puška died there soon, Hynek Boček appropriated the Mydlovar Castle. After Hynek Boček's death in 1426 it was inherited by his brother Viktorin von Podebrady , from whom it passed to his son Georg von Podebrady , who gave it to his son Heinrich the Elder. J. inherited. After his death in 1592, King Vladislav II claimed the Kostomlat possessions. The next owner was the Bohemian Colonel Chancellor and Oberstlandkämmerer Johann von Schellenberg ( Jan ze Šelmberka ) and after his death in 1508 Heinrich von Dohna ( Jindřich z Donína ). Since Bořek von Dohna was involved in the Bohemian uprising in 1547, the rule was confiscated by the emperor and incorporated into the royal estate of Lysá nad Labem . The castle was then given up by the court chancellery. As early as 1561 it was described as desolate.


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