Ruins - Jičín Uplands

The ruins are referred to as a neovolcanic hill, its height is 514 m.n.m. and is located in the picturesque area of ​​Bohemian Paradise, near Jičín. The hill and especially the ruins of the castle, which stand on it, have undoubtedly become a symbol of this picturesque corner of the Czech Republic and the upper parts of the hill are even a protected area.

Information for visitors

Adress: Trosky, Troskovice
GPS: 50.51640080, 15.23056190
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Interesting facts Ruins - Jičín Uplands

From the geomorphological point of view, Trosky belongs to the Jičín Hills and the access to the top is well marked for tourists. Easy access is also by car, which can be reached to the parking lot, located under the castle.

Trosky Castle consists of two towers, Baba, 47 m high, and Panna, 57 m high. Lusatian Mountains.

The construction of the castle began at the end of the 14th century and adapted perfectly to the local terrain: towers were built on two basalt prisms and an inner castle was built between them. The northern part was protected by a fort and from the south the natural protection of the castle was formed by a steep slope.

The founder of the castle was Čeněk of Vartenberk and after him it was owned by Wenceslas IV. During the Hussite wars, the ruins were besieged, but no one was able to conquer them at that time. The royal troops conquered the castle only in 1469 and later, during the Thirty Years' War, the castle began to fall into disrepair. At present, we do not have any spring or engraving that would show the original appearance of the castle. The only period painting of Trosky Castle allegedly became the prey of Swedish troops.


Author: Andrea Štyndlová