The dominanta of Most – the Castle Hněvín

29.05.2008 | 21:08
The dominanta of Most – the Castle Hněvín

The town of Most in the Northern Bohemia district has a dominanta of the castle Hněvín, which is not only favourite trip destination, but also a place with a lot of mysterious tales.

 

The dominanta of Most – the Castle Hněvín
 

One of the most bizzare figure connected with the castle Hněvín is Edward Kelley, popularized with the Czech public in a very succesful film “Emperor‘s Baker and Baker‘s Emperor“ (“Císařův pekař a Pekařův císař“). He had a patronage of the emperor Rudolf II, but Hunkler was fatal for him a duel with a court official. Duels were strictly forbidden, he was arrested and imprisoned at the castle Křivoklát. After almost three years of prison he decided to escape. He dropped the rope and started to climb down, but the rope broke and he fell on the rocks. He shattered his leg and it had to be amputated, replaced by a wooden limb and he was dislocated to a safer prison in the castle Hněvín in Most. Even if he had bad experience, he decided to escape again, and again on the rope. History however repeated itself, the rope broke and his leg was broken – the wholesome unfortunately. The emperor felt sorry for him, amnestied him and returned him his estate, but Kelly stayed at Hněvín. He didn‘t want to spend the rest of his life as a cripple, so he drank some unknown liquid. According to the legend he cursed the castle and the town of Most where he experienced so much wrong, and they should have disapeared from the surface. And his course came true. Today‘s Hněvín is a replica of an original gothic castle and is used as a restaurant, watch tower and observatory.
 

 

From the book “Kuriozity po Česku aneb jednou nohou v nebi“ If you liked the story and would like to read some more, you can buy the book “Kuriozity po Česku aneb jednou nohou v nebi“, which is being sold on the internet (www.baset.cz) or in the Information Centre in Most.
 

 
The dominanta of Most – the Castle Hněvín


Centre for tourism development of Mostecko
Municipality of Most
Radniční 1, 434 01 Most
Tel.: +420 476 105 314
E-mail: info@imostecko.cz
www.imostecko.cz










Máte zájem
o zásílání novinek?

Zadejte Vaši emailovou adresu a zajistěte si tak aktuality z České republiky.

Nyní na Google Play
Produkt byl úspěšně přidán do košíku
Produkt byl úspěšně odebrán z košíku

Děkujeme za Vaši odpověď,

Nesouhlas se zpracováním Vašich osobních údajů byl zaznamenán.

Váš záznam bude z databáze Vydavatelstvím KAM po Česku s.r.o. vymazán neprodleně, nejpozději však v zákonné lhůtě.

Váš hlas byl započítán. Děkujeme.