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Hartenštejn Castle Ruins


Category: Castle & Chateau Ruins Region: Toužim and its surroundings Town: Bochov


The ruins of Hartenštejn Castle on Zámecký vrch (Chateau Hill) near the town of Bochov is valued as an example of an exquisite artillery defence system. Since its foundation in the 15th century, the castle had not served as a residence of the nobility but as a military strong point. In the 18th century, the castle is already mentioned as a ruin. Its ultimate destruction was brought about by its conversion into a "quarry". The stones from Hartenštejn were used as building material for the construction of houses in the town of Bochov.

Only the foundations of Hartenštejn Castle and the recently renovated Carlsbad Tower, which is open to the public as an observation tower from April to September, have been preserved to our time.


Opening hours

The keys from the tower are provided subject to the payment of a deposit of CZK 200 and upon the presentation of a valid identification card at the Information Centre of the town of Bochov (Mon – Fri from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm) or at the Radniční sklípek restaurant (daily from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm). Tour of the tower is possible from April to September.


Admission fee

CZK 20 per person


Contact data

Address: Bochov

ZIP: 36471


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