Nové Hrady Castle

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Nové Hrady Castle
Nové Hrady Castle

Nové Hrady Castle

Alternative name (s): Gratzen Castle, Old Castle
Creation time : 1277
Conservation status: largely preserved
Place: Nové Hrady
Geographical location 48 ° 47 '21 "  N , 14 ° 46' 30"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 47 '21 "  N , 14 ° 46' 30"  E
Nové Hrady Castle (Czech Republic)
Nové Hrady Castle

The Nové Hrady Castle (German Burg Gratzen ) is located in Nové Hrady near the Austrian border in Okres České Budějovice , Czech Republic. It is also called the Old Castle to distinguish it from the New Castle .


The Gothic castle was probably built in the first half of the 13th century. The client may have been the Kostka von Postupitz family . In 1279, the year it was first mentioned, the facility was owned by an Ojíř from the Witigones family . Despite the largest moat in Bohemia , it was sacked several times . In the castle came in 1579 to the explosion of gunpowder , and finally it was in 1590 also damaged by an earthquake. For this reason, the lords of the castle, it was the Landsteiners until 1359 , then the Rosenbergs and from 1620 the Charles Bonaventure de Longueval , had to rebuild the castle more often. The facility was inhabited until 1750. Since 2001 it has had the status of a national cultural monument .

Near the castle is the Terčino údolí Landscape Park with an artificial waterfall.


  • Wilhelm-Christian Erasmus (Red.): Castles, monasteries and palaces in the Waldviertel, Danube region, South Bohemia, Vysocina and South Moravia regions. Destination Waldviertel, Zwettl 2007, ISBN 978-3-9502262-2-5 , pp. 74-75.

Web links

Commons : Nové Hrady Castle  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Zdenek Wirth, Jaroslav Benda: Castles and palaces of Czechoslovakia. Artia, Prague 1954, p. B-276.
  2. Castle history on the official castle website ( memento of the original from January 3, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Accessed April 12, 2015.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /