Hrad Radyně

A wonderful place located near the city in which we live. My wife and I love coming here. You can get here either by road or on foot through the forest. The first time we walked through the forest and it was hard. 🙂 But it was worth it! There is a cafe next to the castle, so you can have a snack here after your walk. In general, we recommend visiting!

From Wikipedia: Radyně Castle is a castle situated on a hill of the same name, near the town of Starý Plzenec, in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. Radyně, like the similarly conceived Kašperk, represents the height of the 14th-century trend towards the merging of castle buildings.

When the castle of Starý Plzenec fell into disrepair in the first half of the 13th century, it was necessary to build a new centre of royal power for the administration of the region of Plzeň. Construction apparently began in 1353, during the rule of Charles IV, and was completed in 1361. The original name of Karlskrone (Charles’ Crown) did not become commonly used in the district, and the castle gradually took the name of the hill on which it was built – Radyně.

In recent years, the castle has been progressively renovated, and a permanent exhibition devoted to its history can now be seen. The tower is open to visitors of the castle.

View on Google maps.

The game of stones is popular in the Czech Republic. Its essence is that people paint stones and leave them in different places. The person who finds such a stone must take it to some other place and leave it there. And also write that he found it in a group on Facebook. In this way, the owner of the stone can monitor how his stone travels.

On our last visit to the castle we found one of these stones. Judging by the postal code on it, it came from Prague. We will definitely take him with us on our next trip to send it on it next journey!

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