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Dobronice Castle Ruins


The Dobronice castle ruins tower over a rocky promontory above the Lužnice river reaching 440 m above sea level, located 6 km from Bechyně.

The beginnings of the Dobronice Castle date back to the 14th century when it was owned by the Bishops of Dobronice, later Lords of Rosenberg. In the 16th century the castle was rebuilt in late Gothic style and from 1691 to 1727 it became the property of Jesuits who used it as a summer residence. After the order was abolished, the castle fell into disrepair and gradually became a ruin.

The dominating feature of the castle is the round bergfrit, a refuge tower, which provides the castle's defenders with a last refuge if needed. To this day, the remains of a 14th century castle palace, a chapel and residential buildings have also been preserved.

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Unfortunately, the castle will not be open to the public this year. There is brickwork in the lower parts of the castle that is in serious disrepair, thus acting as a threat to public safety. We are currently planning extensive repairs and we will continue to keep you updated on its progress. Thank you for your understanding.