Thursday, December 29, 2005

Budyne nad Ohri

There was a fortified farmstead in Budyně nad Ohří (Budyne above the river Ohre) since the 13th century. Zbynek from Valdek and Hazmburk received it from the king Jan Luxemburg in 1336 and Jan Zajic from Hazmburk built a late Gothic water castle here in the second half of the 15th century. In the 2nd half of the 16th century the castle was rebuilt in Renaissance style and in 1823 its tower and part of other buildings were destroyed.

The castle is restored now and open to public. Budyne is located in Northern Bohemia about 10 Km south-west of Roudnice nad Labem.

The picture is made of two frames stitched together and it was taken in November 2005.

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1 comment:

middleagesteve said...

I found your sites randomly. Magnificent pictures, castles and gardens are an interest of mine, more of a passion. I have seen many in Europe on previous trips but I can never get enough of history. I have not as yet seen your country, that is why I am so happy to find your sites, thank you for doing them in english, that is much appreciated. I am an artist and often use subjects like this in mural work.