ADRŠPACH

Adrspach


Cross Hill

Cross Hill (elevation 667 metres) with its rocky ridge towers above the village of Adrspach just opposite the Adrspach Rocks. To get to the vista point at its top, follow the renovated Calvary. About 200 metres from its beginning stands a statue of St. Wenceslas, the Czech patron saint. The Calvary partly follows the route of the original trail going from the Adrspach Castle to the village of Zdonov and to Silesian Frydlant (now Mieroszow in Poland).


The 2nd, 3rd and 4th Calvary stops



Adrspach Castle



The Adrspach Castle ruin stands on the Starozamecky Hill (elev. 681 m). The vista point on the rock spit offers a gorgeous view of the Rock Town, the Cross Hill and of a major part of Dolni Adrspach. In the west, you can admire the Krkonose Mountains with Snezka - the highest point in the Czech Republic. The castle played a more important role in the reign of king John of Luxembourg during his campaigns to Silesia. The castle was entered in his son's (Charles IV) code of law as a royal property. At that time, its importance started to decline. Silesia had already become part of the Czech Crown lands. There are two ways leading to the castle ruin. One is a tourist path from Adrspach and the other one (called Equestrian Route) is wider and winds around the Starozamecky Hill from its right side. After the Hussite Wars the castle (along with all the neighbouring castles) was bought out by the Silesian Towns Association. All the castles were then pulled down and fell into oblivion for many centuries. In the people's The castle has brought itself to people's notice as a highwaymen's castle or as a castle without history.


Some findings from the Adrspach Castle dating back to the
14th century. These findings are deposited in the County
Museum at Nachod