Kyšperk Castle

75 Points of Interest

Whithin short distance from the Krupka town itself – in Unčín – one can find, in a dense forest, remains of the Kyšperk castle (whose name is derived from the German name Geisberg – Vulture Mountain). It was built an significant trade route from Bohemia to Saxony. The romantic silhouette of the castle was inspiration for multiple legends. In 1428 the Hussites army besieged the castle, nevertheless it was only captured by Jakoubek of Vřesovice as late as 1433. Later on the castle became the property of the Glatz family of Starý Dvůr. Knight Glatz caused a fire in 1526 and the castle burnt out completely and has never been renewed since.