Dívčí kámen (ruin)
Written in German Maidstein, distorted Menštejn, popularly also Dívčák. These are all names for a beautiful and very large ruin in the South Bohemian region near Český Krumlov.
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Interesting facts Dívčí kámen (ruin)
It is a magnificent seat of the Rožmberks, more precisely four sons of Petr of Rožmberk - Jošt, Jan, Oldřich and Petr, from the middle of the 14th century. At that time, Charles IV ruled in our country. and he also stood by the founding charter of this estate. It is one of the largest in the Czech Republic. It boasts a length of 210 and a width of 45 meters. It stands on a rocky promontory at the confluence of the Křemže and Vltava rivers and its accessibility for any enemy in the past must have been really negligible. Žižka could also tell how, apart from a few demolished walls, he achieved nothing at all.
The place we are talking about today was inhabited in prehistoric times, in the Bronze Age. This is evidenced by a number of excavations. However, we will remain in medieval times and with other lords of the Rose. Especially for the one who finally gave the order to have the castle abandoned, because the cost of repair seemed too high. It was in the 1640s when the last burgrave and Peter IV left. from there he took all the equipment to Český Krumlov. The rest has already taken care of the rest. People found a lot of material for the construction of their homes here, so the homestead is left with what, fortunately, can still be admired.
When you visit here, you will be guided by the castle goats. They are not ordinary, they act like chamois and have a desire to go with you to the cash register, sometimes even behind it. Therefore, call the consecrated souls to prevent them from going on another march, so that you could take away a living talisman from here in addition to the tourist stamp.
Author: Marcela Horká, Vlasimil Hloupý