Andělská Hora Castle

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Castle ruin (left) and village of Andělská Hora near Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Andělská Hora, originally called Engelsburg, is a castle above the village of Andělská Hora, about 7 kilometres (4 mi) southeast of Karlovy Vary, in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic.

The ruins of the Andělská Hora castle stands upon a rock overlooking the village of Andělská Hora which lies just below. It was founded at the turn of the 14th to the 15th century by Boreš z Rýznburk, a noblemen from the Rýznburk family, as protection for their estates. The castle was destroyed by fire during the Thirty Years' War and abandoned in the 17th century.[1]

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  1. ^ Di Duca, Marc Czech Republic: The Bradt Travel Guide, Bradt Travel Guides. p. 167. ISBN 1-84162-150-1

Coordinates: 50°12′23″N 12°57′51″E / 50.20639°N 12.96417°E / 50.20639; 12.96417