Friday, April 15, 2011

Castle Křivoklát

Castle Křivoklát : Křivoklát, CZ

Entrance to Castle Křivoklát : Křivoklát, CZ

On Sunday, Ivo's cousin, Vladimir, took us all to Castle Krivoklat, about an hour west of Prague. Construction on the castle began in the 12th century and was the home of several Bohemian kings. The castle was originally built as a hunting lodge for the nobility. Later in its history, the castle was a prison. In the 19th century, the Fürstenberg family of Germany took possession of the buildings and engaged in an extensive reconstruction project following a fire in 1826. Today, the castle is one of the Czech Republic's most popular tourist sites. To see more pictures of one the oldest castles in the country, go here.

These are the actual keys to the castle! 
Our guide used them to unlock and lock the various doors 
we came in and out of as we toured the castle : 
Castle Křivoklát : Křivoklát, CZ

Cousin Vladimir, our host and guide for 
our visit to Castle Křivoklát : Křivoklát, CZ

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 4/11

1 comment:

Maya said...

Nice post. Good photos and info. The shot of Vladimir is good too!