Skála Castle

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Skála Castle

The ruins of the castle Skála (German castle rock ) are located in Černý les, about one kilometer south of the village Radkovice on the hill Skála in the Czech Republic . It was the family castle of the Fels and Schwihau family .

The castle was first mentioned in writing in 1318. It is assumed that a castle already existed here in the 2nd half of the 12th century. The complex, built in the 14th century by Wilhelm von Riesenberg , was captured by Wenceslaus IV in 1399 , and cannons were used for the first time in Bohemia.

Already before 1427 Wilhelm vom Fels, the brother Johann von Schwihau at Rabí Castle , had moved his seat from Skála to Schwihau . The complex became a hiding place for rabble rivals and in 1441 Hynko Krušin von Schwanberg and Hanns von Kolovrat stormed the robbery’s nest together. Since 1463 the castle was considered abandoned. After the Schwihau estate was sold in 1548, the new owners showed little interest in the old castle, which eventually fell into disrepair and was described as desolate since 1630 .

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Coordinates: 49 ° 32 '19.2 "  N , 13 ° 22' 2.5"  E