Trosky, Czech Republic. Placed on the summits of two sheer volcanic plugs and the small plateau between them, this vertigo inducing Medieval castle was a center of the pro-Catholic sides during the Hussite Wars. I'll post more (including a reconstruction) in the comments.


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  • The Return of the King! Welcome back Hoohill .
  • Welcome back, Hoohill! This is an awesome castle, thanks for bringing it to our attention!
  • This is fascinating. Thanks so much Hoohill. Would you happen to know if the summit towers were only used for defense? It seems like it would require a lot of steps to get to the summit.
  • Would you happen to know if the summit towers were only used for defense? Unfortunately, I am not familiar with much specific history concerning the two towers. I would assume their primary function was defense, but I would also image (like many keeps) that they had some use as living quarters. That being said, the small plateau between the two towers once held a small "palace" with two floors nearest to the highest tower. This would have been the main living quarters. It seems like it would require a lot of steps to get to the summit. Navigating an excessive amount of steps would not have been a problem if the castle had some sort of stable full of giant ride-able mountain goats. Alas, I have some extreme doubts as to the feasibility of such a silly notion...
  • Very cool reconstruction. Seems like a unique and defining feature of some sort of fantasy setting. Like the Frey's two towers in aSoIaF.
  • That high tower looks inaccessible at this point. The reconstruction's access to it looks "imaginative" at best. Did they have a tunnel with stairs inside the mountain for access?
  • To the best of my knowledge there is no tunnel with stairs inside the rock and today there is no way to access the tower (beyond climbing the rock/scaffolding). Also, despite the "imaginative" look of the reconstruction it would have been no trouble to construct a single inclosed spiral stair case in a small stone tower. In fact, that would have been much easier than digging a tunnel through the solid rock. Thus, the reconstruction might not be far off. Either way, now the high tower is not of much use... except as a possible holiday home for Alex Honnold .
  • That high tower looks inaccessible at this point.` My thought was "go ahead and take that tower. I double dare you".
  • "Oh yeah? Well I triple-dog dare you !"
  • Hoohill!!!! Welcome back mate! So glad too have you back posting.
  • Nice to have you back 🙂
  • good to see you back Mr. Hoohill
  • Welcome back Hoohill! This is a great post! And one of the more interesting/unusual castle designs I've seen. It's amazing what people can do with their imagination and working with and around the landscape to build these structures.
  • I have cycled past this place! Here is one of my photos of Trosky from 2012 I also have some more personal photos from inside the ruins of Falkenstejn Castle that I should share some time. The Czech Republic is a great place to wander across random castle ruins in public forests.
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  • What a unique castle. Great post as always. Good to see you back!
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