Hrad Křivoklát / Castle

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Křivoklát Castle can be found in Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.
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Křivoklát was founded during the 12th century and belonged to Bohemain kings. During the reign of Přemysl Otakar II a large, monumental royal castle was built, later rebuilt by king Václav IV and later enlarged by king Vladislav of Jagellon.
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The castle was damaged by fire several times. It was turned into a harsh prison and the building slowly deteriorated. During the 19th century, the family of Fürstenberg became the owners of the castle and had it reconstructed after a fire in 1826.
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Today the castle serves as a museum, tourist destination and place of theatrical exhibitions. Collections of hunting weapons, Gothic paintings and books are stored there.
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the Village Křivoklát slowly grew up under the castle since 14th century.


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  • Uploaded on June 4, 2012
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    by Premysl
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
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