Vlčtejn Castle

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Vlčtejn Castle

The Vlčtejn Castle (also Vildštejn , German Wildstein ) is a castle ruin in the municipality of the same name Vlčtejn , about 15 km south of Pilsen in the Czech Republic .


The noble seat was first mentioned indirectly in 1284 ( Holenus de Wilenstayn ). Before 1360 the castle came into the possession of the Rosenbergs . They rebuilt the castle and gave it its present form. In 1421 the castle was taken by a Hussite army under Jan Žižka . In 1450, an agreement between George of Podebrady and the defeated Strakonice Union was signed at the castle .

The castle was inhabited until the 17th century, at the end of the century it fell into disrepair. In 1822 was Palas reconsidered, but fell again shortly. The outer bailey was removed as building material in 1824.


Vlčtejn is a small aristocratic castle. The main building of the complex is a small hall standing on a rock spur, accessible through a tower-like gate building. In the outer bailey there was probably only one large building. The castle was surrounded by a double fortification and moat.

The castle ruins are freely accessible.


  • Zdeněk Fiala (editor): Hrady, zámky a tvrze v Čechách, na Moravě a ve Slezsku. Volume 4: Miloslav Bělohlávek : Západní Čechy. Svoboda, Praha 1985, pp. 386-388.
  • Milan Novobilský, Petr Rožmberský: Hrad Vlčtejn (= Edice Zapomenuté hrady, tvrze a místa. Vol. 23). Mikota, Plzeň 2000, ISBN 80-902692-4-9 .

Coordinates: 49 ° 36 ′ 47.8 ″  N , 13 ° 29 ′ 49.9 ″  E