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Helfstyn Castle

Tyn nad Becvou, Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Ranked #11 of 24 attractions in Olomouc
Type: Castles
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

For fans of history, or casual Game of Thrones viewerd, absolutely a must see. It sits at the top of the big mountain and withstanded all of the sieges during its 700 years of history.

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Pohorelice, Czech Republic
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is a huge castle with parts in good order and others in ruins. There are lookouts in various places which give you a nice view. Since this castle is located at the top a small mount, the views are very nice of the surrounding countryside. The castle is also used as a center for the display of works of... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I've been visiting every once a while, the exhibits are improving, and the castle and surrounds definitely are worth visiting. The castle restaurant is just average-level, but hiking and bike trips around are great.

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Cairo, Egypt
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

great trip-super views-good to know their history-relaxing moments

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indy
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23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

I'd give this ruin at least an hour, more if they have an event going on. We enjoyed exploring the castle and imagining what it must have been like when active. There's lots of neat sculpture done by contemporary black smiths through out the castle. We did this as part of a day trip from Olomouc, spending most of the... More

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Zasova, Czech republic
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

That place is not so far away from my house (35 km) So I go there once per two years frequently. Each visit I see something different. That place is also a centre for smiths. There is also festival to that called "Hefaiston". Large area marked like "ruin" but really under control/maintanace and in good shape. Restaurant inside castle available.... More

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Nachod, Czech Republic
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

It is a huge castle where a blacksmith symposium is held each year and many amazing creations can be seen there. So, it´s not only a large castle but also an interesting gallery.

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Olomouc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2010

Helfštýn Castle is a partly restored but mostly ruined castle, which means you’re able to make your way around the castle at your own pace, unguided. There are guided tours offered but they’re in Czech only. The castle was built in the 13th century by the ‘black’ knight Friduš of Lindavá who used the castle’s strategic position, guarding the gate... More

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