Zvíkov Castle in Zvíkovské Podhradí, Czech Republic is known for its haunted happenings and visitors experience a lot of paranormal activity here.
Zvíkov is often referred to as ‘the king of Czech castles’ and meets at the junction of two rivers, Vltava and Otava. Though very hard to access, thrill-seekers have made it there to experience many strange and unexplained phenomenon.
Zvíkov Castle was built in the earl 1200s, most likely on the orders of King Přemysl Otakar I, but the exact date is not known. The first written mention of the castle comes from year 1234 and owned by the Kings of Bohemia.
Zvíkov Castle is a creepy place to visit and the haunted history reaches back centuries. Legend says that throughout the 14th century, a supernatural being haunted the residents of the castle until 1597. The haunted were mostly focused in the ancient tower of the castle.
Though over four centuries have passed since the hauntings stopped, visitors still report unexplained hauntings on the grounds, primarily in the tower.
Visitors report unusual photographs, technical malfunctions, unusual animal behavior, and even candles and fires being extinguished for no reason by an unseen force. Another legend says that anyone who sleeps within the main tower will die within a year.
Whether or not the stories are true, Zvíkov Castle does make the list of haunted locations, but doesn’t rank anywhere near as high as other European haunted destinations, such as Poveglia Island and the Edinburgh Vaults.