Čachtice castle

Region:Region Trenčín (Trenčiansky kraj)
District:Nové Mesto nad Váhom
City / Municipality:Čachtice
Tourist location:Považie - Middle Váh region (Stredné Považie)
Mountains:Little Carpathians (Malé Karpaty)
National nature reserve:Čachtice Castle Hill (Čachtický hradný vrch)
Protected Landscape Area:Little Carpathians (Malé Karpaty)
Latitude:48° 43' 30.39708" / 48.7251103 /
Longitude:17° 45' 39.36671999982" / 17.76093519999995 /
Included in categories: Castles
The castle became famous thanks to Elisabeth Báthory who was born in 1560. The Báthory family owned large properties in Hungary and especially in Transylvania. According to legend, their predecessor Vid killed a dragon in the swamp of Eczed and that is why the family had three dragon teeth in their Coat of Arms. In the 14th century the House of Báthory divided into two branches: Báthory of Somlyó and Báthory of Eczed.  Elisabeth’s parents were George IV of the Báthory of Eczed branch and Anna Báthory of the Somlyó branch. The marriage with George was her third. For the majority of Báthory family members of both branches there were eccentrically disposed characters. More out of them had tendencies to self-conceit, pride, bullying, lust and also to sexual perversion. The Somlyó branch died out in 1635 and the Eczed branch perished by the sword in 1605 when Stephan Báthory, brother of  ... ... Read more
Ruin in reconstruction



Draskovich Mansion Underground of Čachtice

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