The original castle from the 13th century built by Přemysl Otakar II. was named Miesenburg - Hrad nad Mží. After 1600, it was rebuilt into a chateau, and over the centuries, the distortion of its name probably gave its name to the town below it - Nižbor.
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Interesting facts Nižbor chateau
Today, the castle premises are used by the Celtic Culture Information Center. Here you will find an interactive multimedia exhibition, information panels, ceramics, tools and a jewelry replica shop. You can also watch a film about the life of the Celts. The interior is being continuously reconstructed and the exhibition expanded. The center is open from May to October.
Every year you can take part in the celebrations of important Celtic holidays such as Beltine (the forerunner of our witches), Lughnasad and Samhain (today's souls). Cultural events take place here and the castle includes the Church of the Exaltation of St. crosses, accessible only during services. The castle also has a ceremonial hall where you can get married. On the castle promontory behind the church wall is a lookout point with a large wooden cross and benches.
From this place you will see, among other things, the observatory, which is now privately owned.
It is no coincidence that the Nižbor chateau is dedicated to the Celts. After all, in the immediate vicinity are Stradonice, one of the largest and most famous Celtic oppidums.
Local glassmakers also followed the famous Celtic craftsmanship and artistic feeling. The most famous products of Nižbor glassmakers are statues of the Czech Lion, a symbol of film success. The glassworks allows regular inspections.
Well, and if you get hungry after visiting the Infocentre or the glassworks, the Keltovna restaurant with a stylish interior awaits you. Or head along the tracks upstream to the Railway Excursion Restaurant, which will move you through a century of steam.
Author: Ivana Dondová