Trosky Castle

Hrad Trosky

Czechia Liberec Region

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    Trosky ruin was a volcano 16 million years ago. Each top erupted once, Panna is slightly younger than Baba. At first a massive cone was formed from the erupted stone and then the chimney was filled with basalt melt. Two types of rock are noticeable at the foot of Panna and in the masonry. The cone residues have brown colour and contain pieces of sandstone placed in the top subsoil. Basalt (olivine nephelinite) is black and grey with locally developed columnar parting.

    The strange ruin of what was once a Gothic castle, founded at the end of the 14th century by the family of Vartenberk, has become the main symbol of the region of Český ráj.

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      The bizarre ruins of a Gothic castle founded in the late 14th century by the Lords of Wartenberg became one of the main symbols of the whole Bohemian Paradise area. The siting of the castle on two steep basalt volcanic made Trosky unconquerable - even the Hussites failed to capture it. However, no fortress can resist the hands of time, so even Trosky, abandoned in the late 15th century, began to gradually fall into ruin. However thanks to its romantic atmosphere and unique silhouette it became a popular tourist destination in the 19th century and soon received the most necessary repairs. Visitors today learn about the rich history of the castle, climb up the Baba tower and up to the outlook under Panna tower.