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Castle founded by Czech kings in 13th century as a fortress at the gate to kingdom, soon a city built around. Rebuild into a chateau by an influental family of Thun, guarding the vast territory of Elbe river valley, the sandstone cliffs and deep forests...More
Located up the narrow steep Dlouha jizda, a cobblestone street with high walls, Decin Castle is sited on the bluff of the town where the Elbe and Ploucnice Rivers meet. Starting as a wooden fortress in the 12th century, rebuilt in stone as a royal...More
A long walk up to the top but a very nice rose garden at the base, a brewery to the side, and a few restaurants, and a nice ice cream stand taps off a nice reward down the hill. Lovely views of the city and...More
You can only see the inside by taking the tour, conducted in Czech, but we paid for an English audio guide so we can follow along. Quite interesting to see the place where Caspar David Friedrich’s Decin Altarpiece came from when we ran into it...More
We came to Decin late, so cannot enter inside the castle.
But we entered the Rose Garden and the gardens on the opposite, and so also walked the gardens below the castle.
The rose garden definitely worth the money you pay for it - beautiful...More
We were not very impressed with this palace. The guide only spoke Czech and while there was a handout in English in each room, it was very brief and could be read in a minute or two while the guide spoke for about 10 minutes....More