Located right at the Czech-Lusatian border, the castle was initially built in 1247 by the Czech King Wenceslas I and was used as a stronghold. Until the 14th century, the castle changed hands many times, always coming to the possession of various noble families. In 1909, a German cigar manufacturer purchased the castle and began renovations that restored its previous grandeur from the 18th century. During WWII, the castle was used as a cryptography school by the army, but after the war came to an end, it was ransacked numerous times. In 1952, it was taken over by the Polish Army and used as a military holiday resort, resulting in its being erased from all official maps. It was turned into a hotel in 1996 and until today it offers the richest accommodation to all its guests.