Ruins of castle - Stary Rybnik, Czech Republic
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N 50° 09.677 E 012° 21.244
33U E 311020 N 5559915
Quick Description: The ruins of Stary Rybnik castle.
Location: Karlovarský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 12/6/2014 1:44:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMN1BH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
The ruins of Starý Rybník castle are located on a tiny rocky ridge between two ponds at the village of Starý Rybník in the district of Cheb. The castle was probably founded sometime during later part of the 14th century.
The castle had remained unchanged and had been probably inhabited until a fire in 1792 when a part of the castle became a ruin. Nonetheless, the entrance building had remained in use up to the early 20th century when it was abandoned and gradually tumbled down.

About painting
The author this painting is František Alexandr Heber (visit link) .
F. A. Heber was a merchant and amateur historian, author of heptamerous book
'Böhmens Burgen, Vesten und Bergschlösser' in which first systematically described and documented Czech castles and fortresses.
The picture shows south-west part of Stary Rybnik castle. You can find in book Cas hradu v Cechách (visit link)
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Artist: F. A. Heber

Date of Painting: 1/1/1846

Date of Your Photograph: 1/1/2013

Medium of Painting: engraving

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