Helfštýn, Tyn nad Becvou

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#5 of 23 in Historic Sites in Olomouc Region
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Helfštýn, is a castle 15km east of Přerov, in the Olomouc region in Central Moravia, Czech Republic. The history of Helfštýn is closely related to the development of the nearby town of Lipník nad Bečvou, which has a number of valuable architectural monuments, among them the classical château and one of the oldest late-gothic synagogues in the Czech Republic.
The ruins of the castle are perched on a high wooden knoll above the narrowest part of the Moravian Gate and above the left bank of the river Bečva. The complex is 187m long and up to 152m wide. It is one of the largest castles in terms of area in the Czech Republic.
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  • Immediately after purchasing the ticket, the guide said that Helfštýn Castle is one of the largest in Europe. During the tour, each visitor confirmed this. The castle is beautiful, about seven...  more »
  • A large and impressive fortress that sits on a forested rise above the Moravian Gate. There is not much left inside the castle, but it is currently being renovated so this may change. The...  more »
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  • Awesome 👍😁 Hiking around the entire castle was a great way to spend the morning even though the castle was closed. I got some amazing pictures. Can't wait to come back when the restoration is done.
  • Ruins with ironworks, a typical Czech pub and stall with coffee from a local coffee-roasting plant. It is worth going there.

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