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Late Gothic style water castle among the meadows surrounding the Úhlava river north of Klatovy was founded in 1480 by Půta Švihovský, then a rich and influential Czech nobleman. First part of the castle was finished in 1489, the rest in 1510. In the 18th century the whole was rebuilt into a granary, in the middle of 20th century the castle was re-opened to public.

Unique features: The castle with its water ditch fortification was one of the best fortresses of its period.

Official website Svihov castle:: http://www.hradsvihov.cz


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