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Starý Jičín castle

The Starý Jičín castle is one of the oldest aristocratic seats in Moravia. Strategic location at the edge of the Oderská brána predetermined its guard function. Starý Jičín became a market village in the early 13th century. In connection with the surrounding roads, another colony settlements were created. These became part of the estate with the market center in Starý Jičín. In 1240, the castle with its surroundings was feoffed to Arnold von Hückeswagen, the courtier of Přemysl Otakar I. First written document about Starý Jičín castle originates from the same year. After the lordship from Pňovice (ancestors of the later Žerotín dynasty) Lords from Kravaře became the proprietors of the castle. They resided there regularly until 1408. They changed for many other later proprietors of the castle (including the Žerotín dynasty). The castle dilapidated since then even thought some of its parts were lived-in until 1784. The castle is described in 1806 as an old, uninhabited, uninhabitable and ruined. During 19th century the castle became a ruin and many artists, later also various associations were romantically interested in it. In 1996, the castle tower was restored. A stylish restaurant is situated on the ground floor of the tower. Contemporary exhibitions of armor and documents about the castle and Starý Jičín manor were installed on the floors.

GPS position

N 49° 34.988', E 17° 57.794'



Geopark Podbeskydí / Občanské sdružení Hájenka
Ing. Dalibor Kvita