To the southeast of Olomouc is the ancient town of Lipník nad Bečvou with a picturesque castle and other valuable historical monuments. Within the Přerov district, this is the only monument reserve, and literally a stone's throw away, you will find the famous Helfštýn Castle, which is definitely worth seeing.
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Interesting facts Castle Lipník
You would find the town of Lipník nad Bečvou in the places of the Moravian Gate, where a very important trade route passed in the past, known as the Amber Trail. Lipník nad Bečvou is first mentioned in the sources in 1238, however, the history of this town undoubtedly goes even further.
In the 14th century, the local estate was associated with Helfštýn and its owners were the lords of Kravaře, thanks to which the estate in 1378 received significant privileges.
In the second half of the 15th century, the lords of Pernštejn became the owners of the estate in Lipník nad Bečvou, and during the 16th century it was acquired by Petr Vok of Rožmberk. In the period after the estate uprising, this property was confiscated from the family and fell into the hands of František Dietrichštejn, after whom the chateau was owned by the Althann family, until after the Second World War, when it was confiscated by the state.
At present, the building of the local chateau houses the Municipal Office. In addition, in Lipník nad Bečvou you can see a unique Renaissance bell tower or a post office building, built in the spirit of functionalism. Of course, it is also worth mentioning the local square T.G. Masaryk in the shape of the letter L with a number of historic buildings. The castle park and the roof garden are freely accessible to visitors by the chateau.
The castle has a Renaissance appearance, a two-wing layout and is multi-storey. Next to the passage there is a two-armed staircase, which was accessed from the large hall and during the 17th century the second castle floor was built.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová