Lednica Castle - Slovakia
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Directions to Lednica Castle
In the northwester part of Slovakia in the White Carpathian (Biele Karpaty) Mountains lies the village of Lednica with the picturesque Lednické bralo rock and castle ruins on its top.
It is perhaps the most inaccessible one among the castles in Slovakia and looks like an eagles nest.
The castle was built at the end of the 13th century and it was the seat of the Lednica estate. Imperial troops destroyed it at the beginning of the 18th century. Only the remains of walls survive. The legend says that the spirit of the beautiful lady of the castle Katarína walks on top of them in the night. The lord of the castle kidnapped her on the day of her wedding but Katarína wearing the white gown preferred to jump down from the castle walls.
The castle is currently undergoing essential reconstruction thanks to the Civic Association 'Historicko-astronomická spolocnost - Obcianske združenie na záchranu hradu Lednica' and its generous donors.
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