Rokštejn (ruins)

If you find yourself on your wanderings around the Brtnice river, the ruins of Rokštejn Castle will appear on the rock in front of you. Be sure not to visit one of the oldest Moravian castles. In addition, this ruin was saved by archaeological research, as a dam was to be built in the Brtnice valley. Plans were halted, but survey results remained. Thanks to this, Rokštejn Castle belongs to the detailed medieval castles in our territory.

Information for visitors

Adress: , Brtnice
GPS: 49.33408110, 15.72583110
Rokštejn (ruins) map

Interesting facts Rokštejn (ruins)

You will fall in love with the romantic ruins
You can get to the castle very comfortably. You can drive, but the road is uneven and narrow, so a better choice will certainly be a walk with a view of the castle and the surrounding countryside. Given that the castle itself became a ruin in the 15th century, you will be surprised by the preserved condition of the castle - most similar castles have not been preserved at all or only in the condition of the ruins. The remains of the palaces and the tower are definitely worth a thorough tour.

The early Gothic castle was destroyed in the 15th century
The original Rutenstein Castle was founded in the 13th century. The simple owners did not like the later owners and had the castle demolished - except for the tower. The new three-storey castle had larger windows, fireplaces and prevé. Evidence has also been preserved that a tiled stove was installed here. According to the findings, there was also a castle chapel. In the lower palace, the outbuilding, there was a stable and a kitchen, and on the floors there were living quarters. In the 15th century, the then very well-equipped castle was abandoned and began to decay.

In Rokštejn you will find remnants of pagan customs
Archaeological research has brought a number of findings that will surely interest you. Remains of pagan customs are proved, for example, by the discovery of a construction victim, the skeleton of a newborn, which was laid in the foundations of the building and was to ensure the safety of the building and a happy future. The strong wall and the moat with the bridge have also been preserved only in a small part and were discovered thanks to the work of archaeologists.

Author: Helena Syslová