Branč, castle (ruin)

Place: Podbranč, County: Senica, Region: Trnava , Historic region: Nitra

Other names

1297 Berench, 1309 castrum Berench, 1420 castrum Brancz, Hung. Berencs

Brief description

Ruins of a castle which was based in 13th centuRuins of a relatively large castle which was based probably in the second half of the 13th century. The castle together with other castles protected the roads to Moravia crossing the border of the country in the Karpaty mountains. It was was used as a refugee for local inhabitants against Osman threat in 1663. The castle was abandoned in the beginning of the 18th century, furniture from its rooms was removed, fortification destroyed and the castle started to fall into decay. Pamiatkostav Žilina was reconstructing the castle in 1968. Archeological excavation was made from 1978, nowadays the remnants of the castle wall are conservated step by step.

Pictures

13 picures

Situation

In Myjavská pahorkatina hills, 475 m.n.m., 6 km west from Myjava, 10 km northeast from Senica.


3D hrady


Hrad Beckov


Kamenní strážcovia III


Malé Karpaty 1935

Access

By public transport: By bus from Myjava, line 303408 to the stop Podbranč,Podzámok.
By car: From the road No. 581 (Senica -) Sobotište - Myjava in Podbrančm Majeríčky turn diriction to Podzámok.
By foot: By marked path :
- from Podbranč - 25 min.
- from Turá Lúka - 2:30 hour
- from Myjava - 3:25 hour

Branč in media

Zbierka na Branč
Regionálne noviny, 4. April 2006
V centre pozornosti starostky je rozvoj cestovného ruchu
Regionálne noviny, 21. February 2006

Nearby castles

Dobrá Voda, Čachtický hrad, Holíč castle, Korlátka, Skalica, Straze, Šaštín

Links to other sites

Literature

Názvy hradov a zámkov v Slovenskej republike
Slovenský úrad geodézie a kartografie. Bratislava. 1990