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Hornacko Region


Suchov was founded during a German colonization of this area in the 13th century. The settlement, originally called Suche Nemci (“dry German’s land”), used to belong to the Kansperk castle situated on a hill above the village. Some 200 years later, during the wars between the Czech and Hungarian Kingdoms, the castle was severely damaged and eventually abandoned. Only small remains of its walls have survived to date.

landscape around Suchov

There is a local legend connected with the Kansperk castle. According to the legend, there used to be a church not far from the castle. One day, a mother and her daughter set off from the village to attend a mass at the church on the hill. All dressed up in her best clothes, the daughter was very unhappy when the skirt of her costume was caught up on a piece of sharp metal and got badly torn. With dismay, she called: “Oh, may the ground swallow you!“ (=a reference to the Hell, quite often used here by people in the past). As soon as she said it, the castle, together with the church, the young woman and her mother were swallowed by the ground. All that was left in their place was a big hole with a marsh. If you kneel down and put your ear to the ground, you can allegedly hear the chiming of the church bells underground.

Suchov – bird view

Suchov in Winter

GPS position

N 48° 54.386', E 17° 33.815'



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