Czech Republic is the country with the highest castle density in the world and according to some with the most castles in the world. With several thousands of castles, palaces, châteaus, ruins and fortresses on a relatively small area of the Czech Republic you never have to travel far to find one. Here are our TOP Czech castles and châteaus lists.
Whether you’re a fan of one or the other, you will find plenty of them in Czechia. Even small towns and villages have their châteaus and you fill find a true ancient castle or its ruins in almost every protected landscape area in the country. They come in many different styles, some of them shaped and re-shaped by the historical events as well as the owners and their taste.
Castles in Czech Republic
Castles are medieval fortified structures built by royalty usually on elevated places which favored the castles’ purpose in the defense of the area. There are many types of castles in the Czech Republic and if you are a fan of historical architecture, you’re in the right country. To make it easier we’ve made a list of TOP 25 Castles to Visit in Bohemia and also TOP 15 Castles to Visit in Moravia and Silesia.
Châteaus in Czech Republic
Châteaus are younger and usually not fortified. They also served as manors of the nobility, however, they were usually built in the towns and villages rather than on hills and mountains. After the castles stopped corresponding the noblemen’s expectations regarding the comfort of their homes, the nobility started constructing their châteaus.