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Ruin of Milštejn Castle

The Českolipsko Region

Svor, 471 51

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The castle was founded in the 1st half of the 14th century by the family of Berka from Dubá in order to provide protection for the merchant route to Žitava. It was built on sandstone blocks and has never been conquered.

For the whole time of its existence the castle was in the possession of the Berka family, who left it by the end of the 16th century. The cause of its destruction was the mine where millstone used to be exploited (in the 18th century). The fort is over 100 metres long but it was strongly affected by the mining activities. At present, the only preserved part is the wall with a gate. The nearby rock gate is not natural but man-made.

Locality: 3 km to the north from Cvikov, 2 km to the northeast from Svor.

Milštejn, author: Chmela
Milštejn, author: Chmela
Milštejn, author: Chmela
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