History: Czechs Castles, what is it?
Czechs are known to have a thriving tradition of making castles, but there are no real castles there. Instead, they are believed to be old homes of wealthy noblemen also ladies, plus they are often destroyed by vandals and other “bad” people. The Czech Republic is a country with a long history of castle building as proof they have about 2000 castles and a country with the highest density of courts globally. The first castles were built during the 14th century, and the first castle was built in Prague in 1485; Czechs have been building castles ever since. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Habsburgs ruled the country, which made many castles.
During the 19th Century, Czechoslovakia was conquered by Nazi Germany, which led to several German-style castles and fortresses. After the fall of Communism in 1989, multiple of these structures were demolished, but few of them are still in use today. One of them is the Castle of Vitus in Vyšná Hory, a castle used as a military base during World War II is still used for military training and training exercises.
However, it has become a popular tourist destination, that many visitors come from all over Europe to see the castles. That has survived the war also is now being used to train and train again for the next battle—different types of Czech castles, ranging from medieval castles to modern ones. There are more castles created by distinct European countries, including France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, Cyprus, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and China, to name a few.
Czech castles can be found in almost every country in Europe, as well as in North America, Australia, New Zealand, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau along with other countries in Asia, and South America. Most castles are built of stone, although any are made of wood, brick, concrete, steel, glass, and other materials. Some courts likewise have a unique architectural style that is unique to each court.
In a few cases, a new castle has been constructed on top of an older one. This happens in different ways: a newly built castle may have a smaller size than its predecessor, or it may be made on a site that another castle has already used. And while a medieval castle can be a very long one, a small castle might be in some cases simply a single-level structure, with a gatehouse and a large yard behind it. There are a wide variety of ways that castles can improve their appearance. For instance, in addition to raising the walls, including adding a roof, few castles will be painted or refurbished, plus a few will be repaired and restored.
Most of these refurbishments, including repairs, are done by the state. But some are not. Sometimes, for instance, in Bohemia, these repairs will include replacing the roof with something more fanciful, like a waterwheel. Other times, they will be new walls. Or, if the old castle was destroyed, only the foundations will need to be replaced.
For instance, some castles have an open-air courtyard, while a wall or walled-in area surrounds others. Other castles may be built on a hilltop or in a valley, or they may have multiple entrances, including exits, making it difficult to get in or out of each one simultaneously. It is important to remember that there is no such thing as “the best” or “most beautiful” castle in any country.