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The son did not obey his father.

Charles IV highlighted the importance of Svojanov Castle by including it among the eleven most important castles in the Kingdom of Bohemia. At the same time he ruled that it could never be sold or pledged. Nonetheless, his son Sigismund of Luxembourg obeyed not the will of his father and so he pledged the castle at one point... Founded in a strategic location around 1224, Svojanov Castle used to protect the trade route from Litomyšl to Brno and as such right from the very beginnings boasted impressive dimensions. Unfortunately, a fire in the 16th century brought an end to its glory days and its importance gradually waned. Quite unbelievably, in the 19th century a part of the castle was turned into a graphite processing plant. In 1842 another devastating fire swept through the castle and following this event the castle was reconstructed in the Empire Style.


hrad Svojanov
Hrad Svojanov, Svojanov 1, 569 73 Svojanov

Web: www.svojanov.cz
Tel: +420 461 744 124
GPS: 49.6272111, 16.4082914

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