Houska Castle is located in the dense forests on the solid rock, away from busy roads. Unfortunately, access to the castle by train or bus can’t, there is only a narrow road tangled. Ancient legends say that in the dungeons of the castle hidden in the Hell Gate. These gates are located in the basement of the old castle chapel.
It is also said that such thick walls in the castle set up precisely in order to prevent access to the gates of the devil. From generation to generation the stories of demons gloomy castle Houska. Castle is neither the largest and oldest in the Czech Republic or the most beautiful, but tourists visit it constantly. Each seeks curious to see firsthand the bottomless chasm, and coming out of her reddish light. In addition, they say that the chapel is constantly felt the presence of unknown forces.
The history of the castle Houska begins in the IX century. It was then, Duke Slavibor built upon a rock above a wooden fortress. The strategic importance of the fortress Houska never had, since it is far from the road, and on the grounds of the castle had no water sources.
Over the centuries the castle changed hands many times, but now it belongs to the family Shimonek that it fully restored and opened to the public. Every day there are excursions to visit the chapel, hiding the entrance to Hell.
All year round in the castle’s fairs, weddings, fencing tournaments and other interesting events and excellent acoustics allows to organize here and concerts. But at night, when the castle immersed in the silence of the night, in the corridors and dungeons of the castle, fully walled and now inaccessible, heard soft voices and terrible groans. Not so long ago, the castle was discovered in a secret room, not mentioned in any chronicle. Houska Castle and now never ceases to amaze, and who knows what secrets he still hides.