Hněvín (castle)

Hněvín Castle is currently one of the largest and most beautiful landmarks of the city of Most and its surroundings. It is a replica of the original castle, which today serves as a restaurant and a popular tourist destination. Part of the castle is also a lookout tower, respectively. an observation tower, from the top of which there is a magical view of the Ore Mountains and even the Czech Central Highlands.

Information for visitors

Adress: Hradní 577, Most
GPS: 50.52054640, 13.63328610
Hněvín (castle) map

Interesting facts Hněvín (castle)

The castle on Hněvín Hill, built by the Hrabišic family, has been standing since the 12th century. It was a royal castle, which occupied a very strategic impregnable location. It also included sufficiently large water reservoirs in the form of two wells, and at the same time the castle was always well maintained.

During the Thirty Years' War, Hněvín was conquered by the Swedes, and this was the pretext of the locals for Emperor Ferdinand to demolish it between 1651 and 1653.

During the 19th century, a restaurant and a lookout tower were built in Hněvín, but it did not stand there for long, because it was torn down by the wind after about a year. The Association of Friends of the Castle Mountain was founded in 1896, and at the beginning of the 20th century an imitation of the original castle and restaurant was built in Hněvín, the plans of which were drawn up by A. Schwarzer.

There is a lookout tower in Hněvín in the lookout tower, which dominates the whole building. In addition, there is a restaurant, a hotel, an observatory and a natural cinema, which hosts concerts and theater performances in the summer.

A few years ago, the workshop of Master Edward Kelly was built here with an experiential exhibition focusing on the life of this world-famous alchemist. The concept of the exhibition is divided into seven parts, the author of which is Josef Koráb.