Breznica castle, ruin
Ruins of a castle, which was built in 13th century. It was first mentioned in 1273-76 in the description of the abbey of Svätý Beňadik (St. Benedictus). Breznica castle was built before the Tatar invasion by Philip, arcbishop of Esztergom. Shortly after its reconstruction in 1423 into a Gothic fortress it was taken by Jiskra's Hussites and later in 1471 by the Polish king Casimir. The castle was destroyed after 1732 - it was used as a source of building material.
1311 castrum Berzenche; Breznický hrad, Berzentehe, Berzencze
It lies on the northwest side of the Štiavnické vrchy, above the village Tekovská Breznica in theHron valley, elevation 445 m.
From the village. It's a hard and steep hike which lasts aproximatly 30 minutes.