Pajrek Castle

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Pajrek Castle
Pajrek ruins, historical view from 1840

Pajrek ruins, historical view from 1840

Alternative name (s): Bayereck Castle
Creation time : 14th century, first mentioned in writing in 1356
Castle type : Hilltop castle
Conservation status: ruin
Standing position : Gentry
Place: Nýrsko
Geographical location 49 ° 16 '36.9 "  N , 13 ° 8' 12.1"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 16 '36.9 "  N , 13 ° 8' 12.1"  E
Height: 620  m nm
Pajrek Castle (Czech Republic)
Pajrek Castle

The Pajrek Castle (German Bayereck ) was a hilltop castle on the Bohemian - Bavarian border, which today is only preserved as a ruin . It is located south of Nýrsko in the Küni Mountains on the left side above the valley of the Úhlava on a ridge at an altitude of 620 m.


The first written mention of the castle built by the lords of Janowitz was in 1356. In the 15th century it was owned by Janovský z Janovic (Janowsky von Janowitz and Klenau), in 1472 it was burned down by invading Bavarians . Jindrich Kostomlatský von Vřeskovice acquired the castle in 1512 and had it partially restored. Kostomlatský subsequently used it as a base for raids, after which he was executed in Prague as a robber baron in 1520 . In 1524, Johann Kotz von Dobrz bought the Bayereck estate with the market town of Horní Nýrsko and added it to his Bystřice nad Úhlavou estate. As early as 1556 the castle was abandoned and falling into disrepair.


Pajrek Castle is located on a ridge south of Nýrsko. In the north and south the terrain slopes steeply, so that there is natural protection. In addition, trenches were dug in the rock to protect the castle from attack. Today only the remains of the prism-shaped main tower remain of the former complex , as well as those of a smaller tower with a square base, which were probably connected to each other by a drawbridge .



Web links

Commons : Pajrek  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Böhmerwald limitless. 550 descriptions of places. 300 partly historical illustrations. Fascinating glass street. (Bavarian Forest, Šumava, Mühlviertel). 2nd Edition. Ohetaler-Verlag et al., Riedlhütte et al. 2007, ISBN 978-3-937067-58-2 , p. 112.
  2. Pajrek Castle on, accessed on August 24, 2009.