Bohušov, Bruntál distr., Moravian-Silesian Region

Medieval castle Fulštejn

(13th–17th cent.)

Remains of the Renaissance residential building form the north-east.

Remains of the Renaissance residential building form the north-east.

Photo M. Zezulová, 2015.

This medieval castle with earthwork fortification was erected on the site of a prehistoric hillfort from the Late Bronze Age. Built by Herbord I from Fulštejn, the castle became the main seat of this aristocratic family on the Moravian-Silesian border from the 13th to the mid-17th centuries. During the Bohemian-Hungarian wars at the end of the 15th century, the castle was damaged; most of the extant relics belong to the reconstruction, which followed. During the Thirty Years’ War, the caste was damaged by Swedish troops and started to fall into disrepair.

References: Plaček 1996; Kouřil – Prix – Wihoda 2000; Kozák – Prix – Zezula 2011.

Navigation point: N 50°14‘18.31“, E 17°42‘36.39“.

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