Czech Republic (or Czechia), a central European country that was previously part of Czechoslovakia is fairly well-known for its abundance of beautiful castles as they are located in almost every visible facet of the country.
One most highly frequented castle recognized by tourists across the globe is none other than their Hluboka Nad Vltavou Castle that lies in the very heart of South Bohemian Region, or České Budějovice, also locally monikered as Budějce. Another one being the State Castle and Chateau in Cesky Krumlov of which is under close supervision of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), making it a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Monument since 1992. Similar to any historical monuments, these castles have their respective backstory that has been passed down through generations and is customarily awe-inspiring. Having said that, there exists one castle in this very nation that changes people’s perspective on a downright neutral historical landmark.
Laying on the cliff top of Prague we have a gothic-styled castle renowned for the most infamous motive across paranormal-enthusiasts and experts. Houska Castle established in the 13th century has since inundated locals residing nearby with the darkest of myths and legends possible. Located approximately an hour north of Prague atop a cliff, a rather secluded site almost impossible for residential purposes, what are the odds behind its precise construction?
Adventurers of whom are adequately courageous to visit this castle of spook have claimed its attributes as downright out of the ordinary. Pictures displayed across the internet may have it appear just as usual and resemble the construction of any other typical castles. However, for ones who have been there personally, the windows are a complete facade where sturdy walls are built beyond glass panes. In addition to that, the castle does not have ramparts to safeguard amidst invasions; source of water; kitchens; together with the most important element – occupants. This proves a point as to how Houska Castle was established for motives apart from making it a defensive sanctuary or residence. Not only that, as mentioned previously, its location is another aspect leaving people in utter confusion; it seems as though this very castle decided to appear out of nowhere. With zero strategic value for not situated close any trading routes, it is surrounded by thick forestry, swamps, and mountains.
Adventurers who gained authoritative access to enter its interior added that the …Read More »