Dívčí Kámen (ruins)

Dívčí Kámen (ruins)

The ruins of the Dívčí Kámen castle rise above the meeting point of Křemežský stream and the Vltava river near the Třísov village, 9 km north of Český Krumlov. A fortified community was settled there during the older and middle Bronze Age, but the majority of the settlement was ruined during the construction of the castle, only the north wall remained.

he ruins of the Dívčí Kámen castle rise above the meeting point of Křemežský stream and the Vltava river near the Třísov village, 9 km north of Český Krumlov. A fortified community was settled there during the older and middle Bronze Age, but the majority of the settlement was ruined during the construction of the castle, only the north wall remained.
The Gothic Dívčí Kámen castle was built in two phases, first in the middle of the 14th century and then later in the beginning of the 15th century. It was most likely established by the four sons of Petr I. of Rosenberg and was probably used as a fortress. The castle was abandoned by the 16th century mainly because the cost for maintaining it was too high. The furnishings were taken to the Český Krumlov castle and most of the stones from the construction were taken apart by local farmers. The ruins, being 210 meters long and 45 meters high, are one of the largest castle ruins in the Czech Republic. Only the fragments of the window decorations and the stucco window and door frames stood the test of time.