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Along the Vlara Railway

Brumov / Guarding the troubled border

When passing through Brumov, you will most certainly not miss the remains of its medieval royal castle situated on the hill above the Brumovka stream. During the reign of the Premyslid dynasty (ruling the country from the 9th century AD until 1306), it was necessary to prepare a new defense concept for the Czech lands and their provinces, which included the design of additional fortification systems.

The Brumov fort in the White Carpathians and Lukov in the Hostyn Hills were important strongholds in the eastern border area. Both castles were built in the 13th century and present good examples of late Romanesque fortification architecture.

For many centuries the castle in Brumov stood guard at the Vlara Pass, surviving countless raids, sieges, and owners. After it had been severely damaged by repeated fires some 200 years ago, the castle was abandoned and later sold as a storage space for building material. Archeological excavations at the end of the 20th century uncovered the ground plan of the castle and different stages of the building work.

Today, the remains of the castle house a display dedicated the Brumov castle history. There are various cultural and social events which take place here at different times of year.

GPS position

N 49° 5.660', E 18° 2.200'
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Contact

Vzdělávací a informační středisko Bílé Karpaty, o.p.s.
Marie Petrů
Bartolomějské náměstí 47, 698 01 Veselí nad Moravou
Tel.:518 322 545
e-mail:visbk@bilekarpaty.cz
http://bilekarpaty.cz/vis