Trosky Castle, Czech Republic
Year of appearance: 14th century. In the vicinity of Prague is amazing and full of mysteries Trosky castle, which for hundreds of years was considered the most impregnable in the Czech Republic. The castle was built in the rocks, or rather, between the two craters of ancient extinct volcano. Sami craters builders also not left unattended, they were placed in the tower of the fortress. Together with the dark rocks impregnable fortress looks inimitable contrast dark shades of the forest surrounding the cliff.
Despite the fact that the first official mention of the castle date from the late 14th century, historians believe that it was built much earlier. For hundreds of years, the fortress managed to successfully repel the siege of the Swedish conquerors for centuries it was in complete desolation. The most romantic era for the castle began in the 19th century, when its owner was Alois. During this period, visited the fortress in search of inspiration, artists and poets from around the world, with its Maiden Tower offers a splendid view of the surroundings.
It is noteworthy that this tower is the oldest element of construction, during a severe fire in 1428, she was the only surviving building. Despite its uniqueness and attractiveness, Trosky castle is one of the most mysterious and unexplored. All documents that might shed light on the history of its creation, burned in numerous fires. Currently Historic Site is administered by the Heritage Institute, despite its impressive age, it is well preserved and open to the public.