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History
Lovers of history will certainly be attracted by the ruins of the Branč castle, which rises on a distinctive hill at an altitude of 475 m above Podbranč northeast of Senice. Branč belonged to the network of border castles, which ensured the protection of roads leading from Moravia to the Carpathian passes.

Branč Castle

Lovers of history will certainly be attracted by the ruins of the Branč castle, which rises on a distinctive hill at an altitude of 475 m above Podbranč northeast of Senice. Branč belonged to the network of border castles, which ensured the protection of roads leading from Moravia to the Carpathian passes.

It was founded in the 13th century and became the center of administration of a large castle estate. He also made history by torturing participants in the religious uprising of the subjects from Turej Lúka and Senice in 1672 and by imprisoning Protestant priests convicted by the Bratislava court in the galleys two years later. At the end of the 17th century, the castle burned down. Gradually, they removed the furniture from it, demolished the fortifications and let the building decay. It has not been inhabited since the beginning of the 18th century. From the individual buildings there are only the remains of the perimeter walls and some more continuous parts of the lower castle. After a short and easy climb to the castle hill, visitors are offered a wide circular view with a panorama of the Myjava Uplands and the White Carpathians.

Source: Obec Podbranč

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Transport: By foot, By bike, By car, By bus
Parking: Free parking nearby


Suitable for: Childrens, Families with childrens, Elderly, Cyclists, Young, Adults
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Updated on: 25.1.2022
Source: Obec Podbranč
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Branč Castle
hrad Branč
Podbranč
Region: Trnavský
District: Senica
Area: Záhorie
 48.733647, 17.467794

Altitude: 446 m

hrad Branč
Podbranč

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