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Castles on the rocks


According to current knowledge, the castle Levin was founded sometime in the first half of the 14th century perhaps by unknown member of the Načeratice family, also called Hronovici. Ruins are situated to slightly declining wooded plateau in ridge Stará Paka mountains. Levin consisted of a massive wall supplemented by external and internal ditch which separated the small forecastle seems mostly wooden buildings. At the centre of the castle for the next ditch were built at least two partial brick building. Levin is a strong castle rather than hastily constructed makeshift serving its purpose a little over a hundred years. The owners of the residence and certainly the adjacent village Levínská Olešnice, maybe even town Stara Paka. In the absence of younger mentions seems likely that the castle during the 15th century was abandoned and disappeared.

The occurrence of precious stones and their ruthless exploitation led especially recently severe damage to the castle ruins.

GPS position

N 50° 31.450', E 15° 31.247'



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Jiří Vlasák