Hrad Trosky

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Ivan M
Czech Republic313 contributions
which is visible from a great distance in a large area . Fantastic view from the top of one tower. As this is a ruin nothing special from the history and the life in this castle can be seen there.
Written July 19, 2020
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cyclecrazy
South East England, UK424 contributions
We caught the train from Jicin to Borek and walked up from there- quite steep at the end but doable- we are in our 60's but quite fit. We didn't go into the castle as we still had quite a long way to walk. Obviously really old from the look of it and a charge of around 80kc to get in. We then carried on walking to Hruba Skala with many different impressive views of the castle. At the end of walk we caught train back from Hruba Skala to Jicin.
Written September 7, 2017
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Jiri H
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
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Some sixty kilometres north-east of the Prague (capital city of the Czech Republic) is located a popular National and UN registered park with the name of “Czech Paradise.” This area of about 1500 square kilometres of a natural and cultural wonders is strewn with many separate sandstone formations containing a fantastic variations of the steep cliff towers, deep hidden glens, meadows and glades wrestled from the coniferous and soft-wood forests ages ago and the natural and man-made ponds. This area is also an inhabited, working area with many villages and towns as well as agricultural and tourist industry. The wheat and rapeseed fields and fruit orchards are worked regularly alongside of sometime hectic tourism enterprises.
A many hiking, colour-branded trails weave a veritable web that connects the separate areas of the rock formations as well as many castles, chalets, and the tourist and spa resorts that complement the physical characteristics of the rock formations and the nature.
The overall effect of all this is the reason why the area earned its name.

I sat on the old, wooden, moss overgrown garden bench on the front lawn of Pension Trosky in the emerging dusk. It was mostly clear night in late June.
The heavy scent of Jasmine permeated the air. I drank this scent into my lungs. It made me slightly nostalgic as I observed the scenery. At my back, the wide valley stretched all the way to the county seat of Jicin to the left. On the far right of the vale loomed a black mass of the castle Kost just barely visible on the darkening horizon. Between of these two objects of interest, among the forests, nestled a village and a few hamlets settling down after the busy day’s work. A tiny eruptions of yellow lights appeared in the darkness. The houses were arming themselves against the encroaching night- like subdued fireworks in Lilliput land.
In front of me, behind the Pension, a silhouette of the dark, stony, twin towers of Trosky- like a magical castle from the witch’s grimoire- reached high to the deepening darkness of the night.
The towers stood fully exposed in the inky night by the yellow and orange lights beaming at the towers from their hidden spots in the woody area that surrounded the remnants of the castle. The familiar scene dominated the warm, summer sky, just as it dominated the scenery of whole Czech Paradise.
Trosky were a part of Czech folklore since the medieval ages. The twin towers, the lower and fatter one named Baba and the higher and thinner one named Panna. In the olden times they were connected by the stone bridge- now fallen down in time gone by.
There is a treasure buried somewhere within its grounds-they say. Never found- though many tried. A deep abyss too, that leads down, down straight to the Hell-they also say. Nobody ever saw this abyss, it is hidden well. Yet, supposedly, a demons come out of this abyss and collect their given, sinning souls in the night- before the roosters call a new day-and pack them down with them to the Hell.
I sat on my bench and reflected on my life. It was almost fifty years since I first climbed these towers. Then, in my child mind I spun the tales that still- to this time, in the middle of some nights-enter into my consciousness. As I sat in the memory of those old dreams, I wondered why the logic took away my young imagination in the favor of certainty. And in that moment of reflection, an owl hooed somewhere near, sending a shiver down my spine. The warm breeze from the castle brought unknown scent that danced in the night, among the clouds of fireflies. And for the moment, I thought that I saw a dark flying form that blocked the lighted castle from my eyes.
Then I laughed, a bit in unease, shook my head to lose that false vision and gladly accepted the hot toddy of rum from the tray brought to me by the Pension’s maid. Not any dark demon or fairy, but fair and human maid. As we toasted in our friendly way, I never mentioned to her my strange vision that I thought I had, just prior to her appearance.
And as I sipped on my hot, sweet drink I thought sadly of what could have been- if I was still that young, little child when I was the first time in this paradise.
Written August 1, 2015
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Family
Kids enjoyed it due to great views and could hold interesting birds like owls and Falcons.Many stairs to see view.
Also the Baba tower was completely infested with insects so we have to go down immediately without seeing view
Written August 25, 2019
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Ispe111
Tampere, Finland155 contributions
Couples
Small mediaveal castle in the middle of the peaceful country side. There is not too much to explore in the castle but the views are super great. The towers are built on the top of the huge vulcanic cliff. There is a good restaurant near the parking places and a bistro for snacks on the upper level.
Written September 12, 2018
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Vannegen
Warsaw393 contributions
Friends
If you go off the main road leading from Turnov to Jicin and cover some 6-7 km up the hill, you will meet some vivid traces of old medieval times - the ruins of Trosky. The two towers raging up to some remarkable height can be partially climbed up to. This requires some persistance and fitness, however, doable by "normal people", not sportsmen, only. Mind, the entrance fee (80 CZK) only slightly exceeds the enormous fee for a car park slot (60 CZK for a personal car) from where you need to climb up for some 10 minutes to reach the castle entrance.
Written September 8, 2017
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Michael G
Bli Bli, Australia408 contributions
Couples
We walked from Sobotka to Hruba Skala as part of a World Walks self guided tour (some 26 km).

Part of the walk was to the Trosky castle which can be viewed from a distance and is particularly interesting and impressive.

We walked up the road to the castle and at the car park it stated that the opening hours were 9 AM to 5:30 PM from May to August. Unfortunately our visit was on 2 September at which time it closes at 4 PM so we missed entry by approximately 10 minutes.

Certainly from the outside of the castle and walking around it a bit it is very impressive.

My advice would be if you are wanting to visit the castle and go inside, to check the opening hours prior to going. The cost would have been 80 koruna per person.
Written September 3, 2017
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Superbub76
Haifa, Israel29 contributions
Family
Trosky Castle is beautiful place to see.
It's a must visit in Czech paradise park area.
This two impressive medieval towers
Written August 22, 2017
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alex111ander
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine52 contributions
Family
Very picturesque and authentic. Not far from the highway (be careful - speed limit control on the road nearby the turn to the castle). Quite long walking distance with noticeable slop from the parking to the site.
Written July 19, 2017
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Majkalala
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Friends
It really is my favorite place! I've been there many times and always will come back. Now I can finally go both towers! I love the view and even more I love local stories about history of Trosky. Baba (Old Woman) and Panna (Virgin), the smaller-wider and higher-thinner part of the ruins of Trosky Castle, are a dominant symbol of Bohemian Paradise.
Take a scenic walk around from Ktova, you don't need to pay expensive parking up the hill.
Written June 12, 2017
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