Přimda Castle

The first mention of Přimda dates back to 1121. The builder of the castle was probably the Palatinate Margrave Diepold II of Vohburg, but from 1126 at the latest Přimda belonged to the Czech rulers as an important border fortress guarding the trade route from Prague and Pilsen to Upper Palatinate. In addition to it, it served as a royal prison where, among others, the later King Přemysl Otakar II was forced to stay in a custody.

In the 15th and 16th centuries, the castle was often pledged to noble families, especially to the Lords of Švamberk. Unmaintained, the castle fell into disrepair and by the 17th century it was an uninhabited ruin. A massive prismatic tower made of quarry stone and lined with granite blocks has preserved from the first half of the 12th century.