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CZ, Cesky Sternberk: Gothical Gem in Sazava - VIDEO

Published: 8.7.2014
Welcome at Cesky Sternberk castle. It is one of the most beautiful of medieval places in the Czech Republic. It name suggests to which family the castle is related to.

Cesky Sternberk stands high on a cliff around whichflows the river Sazava. A unique look at it could have paddlers who happened to be on the Sazava in their canoes, rafts or other vessels. It was from this river level is the most beautiful Gothic building. At the bottom the castle looks monumental and beautiful. Not a single paddler who would raise his eyes and then does not turn his head when he was at the same rate as the current Sázavský this historic building is lost from sight. It is a gorgeous castle among other Czech castles. The place about which some talk as of a miraculous zone that heals the soul and the body, helps with migraines or back pain.

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Český Šternberk

Sternberk in Sternberk

Cesky Sternberk is located in a village near D1 freeway. While the village itself does not have a lot to offer, the castle is the opposite. Especially in the tourist season. Except Mondays when the castles, palaces, and museums are closed in the Czech Republic, Cesky Sternberk never rests..

Český Šternberk

You can park your car at e a relatively small parking lot directly below the castle. The lot belongs to the castle. Or in the car park by the river, which can has more parking spaces. However, it is not for free, the fees are charged by the village authorities. Neither of parking lots is far away from the castle. However, it is more interesting to walk up to the castle than to drive there. For example, you can walk here from Rataje Castle need Rataje. There is many more possibilities to make a trip– Sazavsky Monastery , Zruc nad Sazavou, Kacov or Ledec nad Sazavou.

Český Šternberk

Life at the castle

Anyway, lets get back to Cesky Sternberk, a castle named after a stellar mountain. Behind the gate to the castle, of course, there is a castle courtyard. Although it does not fascinating by sheer the size, the views you can experience there are amazing In addition to predatory birds out there that presents viewers eloquent Falconer , there is also a café and a restaurant with a kitchen where meals from local ingredients are usually prepared. 

Český Šternberk

The sightseeing tour takes about 50 minutes. Visitors go through the second storey of the Sternberks’ residence. The guide is sometimes in a costume of a key holder, so the lecture would be interesting also to the youngest of visitors. The tour goes into 15 rooms - knights hall, dining room, which is now a family gallery or to study pf the current owner Zdenek Sternberg George. Also, for those who prefer to exercise in the fresh air, the castle is ready to offer - perhaps a two-hour guided walk, where people learn something about defense buildings scattered around the castle or bicycle trip associated with a visit to the brewery in the village of Cejkovice.

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Český Šternberk

Lest continue and conclude with an idea we presented at the beginning.The Sternberk family owns its family residence until the present. However, they got it back from the state in 1992. The castle and also Jemniste Chateau and other property, for instance, is administered by Jiri Sternberk and his family.

Text/photo/video: Klára Svobodová

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