Státní hrad Landštejn, 378 81 Slavonice
Tel. +420 384 498 580
Construction of the castle was started approximately at the beginning of the 13th century. Due to annexation of the Austrian countries by Přemysl Otakar II the castle was seized by the Czech rulers and prominent south Bohemian magnates, the Vítkovecs. The most significant Medieval owner of the castle was Vilém of Landštejn, the counselor to both the King Jan Lucemburský and the King Karel IV. In the 15th and 16th centuries, under the authority of the Krajířs of Krajek, the greatest building modifications were done to the castle in a fully Renaissance style but after 1579 the owners frequently changed and the castle decreased in its significance.