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ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA CZECH REPUBLIC
Jihočeský kraj South Bohemia (České Budějovice) region
Okres: Tábor  

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Choustník

de: Chausnik, Chaustnik
ru: Хоустник

1184 Choustník Choustník is situated at an elevation of 540 m about 11 km southeast of the district town, Tábor, in South Bohemia.

Choustník castle was built in the second half of the 13th century and is a rare example of a twin castle. Some 100 years later, the castle was enlarged by the lords of Rožmberk. During the Hussite wars, it withstood the Hussite troops although their main seat, Tábor, was so near. From the 15th century on, the importance of Choustník castle as a stronghold declined. In the late16th/early 17th century the castle was abandoned and eventually fell into dereliction. The remaining parts of the castle were renovated in the 20th century.


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